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The Vulnerable Elders Survey Study of Older Cancer Patients


N/A
65 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Breast Cancer, Cognitive/Functional Effects, Colorectal Cancer, Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment

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Trial Information

The Vulnerable Elders Survey Study of Older Cancer Patients


OBJECTIVES:

- Determine the correlation between the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) and the battery
of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment tools among breast and colon cancer patients, 65
years and older, in an outpatient setting.

- Assess and compare the abilities of the VES-13 and the battery of Comprehensive
Geriatric Assessment tools to predict chemotherapy adherence among these patients.

- Examine the validity of the VES-13 screening tool to identify increased risk of death
from all causes at one year after initial VES-13 screening in these patients.

- Examine the validity of the VES-13 screening tool to identify increased risk of
functional decline at one year after initial VES-13 screening in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients complete the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) and a Comprehensive
Geriatric Assessment at baseline and 12 months later. Variables collected include
sociodemographics; cognitive, nutritional, psychosocial, and emotional status; tumor
characteristics; therapy; and mortality.

Patients are followed for 1 year for chemotherapy adherence and survival.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed breast or colon cancer

- Newly diagnosed disease

- Any stage disease

- Undergoing treatment at the Ireland Cancer Center, University Hospitals Case Medical
Center Site

- Scheduled to start a new chemotherapy regimen (objective II only)

- Not concurrently enrolled in a GEM trial (objectives II, III, and IV)

- Hormone receptor status not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Understands English

- Menopausal status not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Diseases Characteristics

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Number of impaired domains on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

Outcome Time Frame:

at baseline and 12 months later.

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Cynthia Owusu, MD, MSC

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CASE8Y07

NCT ID:

NCT00740961

Start Date:

March 2008

Completion Date:

September 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cognitive/Functional Effects
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
  • psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
  • cognitive/functional effects
  • breast cancer
  • colon cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

Name

Location

Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterCleveland, Ohio  44106-5065
UH-LUICCMentor, Ohio  44060
UH-Chagrin HighlandsOrange Village, Ohio  44122
UH-Green RoadSouth Euclid, Ohio  44121
UH-WestlakeWestlake, Ohio  44145