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A Descriptive Study of Vaginal Dilator Use After Pelvic Radiotherapy


N/A
21 Years
85 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Anal Cancer

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Trial Information

A Descriptive Study of Vaginal Dilator Use After Pelvic Radiotherapy


Inclusion Criteria:



- Female with cervical, endometrial, rectal or anal cancer

- Scheduled to begin one of the following treatments at MSKCC:

- Definitive external beam radiation therapy

- Preoperative external beam radiation therapy of followed by surgery

- Postoperative external beam radiation therapy

- Definitive external beam radiation therapy with intracavitary brachytherapy (tandem
and ring or Syed)± surgery

- Postoperative intravaginal brachytherapy (once every two weeks times three)

- ≥ or = to 21 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

- Women with cervical, endometrial, rectal or anal cancer who are/have:

- Unable to speak and write English so that it would prohibit them from full
participation in the study. Patient education, instruction and questionnaire are
validated in English.

- Mental or physical handicaps that would prohibit them from full participation in the
study.

- Prior radiation to the pelvis.

- Evidence of metastatic disease.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

To measure compliance with vaginal dilator use.

Outcome Time Frame:

conclusion of study

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Ethel Law, MA, RN, OCN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

08-127

NCT ID:

NCT00789893

Start Date:

November 2008

Completion Date:

November 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • external beam pelvic radiation
  • brachytherapy
  • Anus Neoplasms
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Adenoma

Name

Location

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, New York  10021
Memorial Sloan-Kettering at Basking RidgeBasking Ridge, New Jersey  07920
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center @ SuffolkCommack, New York  11725
Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Center@Phelps Memorial HospitalSleepy Hollow, New York  
Memorial Sloan-Kettering at Mercy Medical CenterRockville Centre, New York