Quality of Life in Patients With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Treated With Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Study Design (for example, hypothesis, research question, standard and experimental
procedures, special or unusual equipment or procedures):
The main goal of this study is to evaluate quality of life outcomes and changes in patient
reported symptoms (e.g. urinary, bowel and sexual function) in patients receiving SBRT
treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer. Validated quality of life
questionnaires will be administered in a deidentified, prospective fashion. Eligible
subjects will be patients undergoing SBRT treatment for prostate cancer.
Hypothesis: Patients undergoing SBRT will have similar cancer control and symptoms as men
who are treated with other radiation therapy modalities.
Primary objective: To evaluate quality of life outcomes (e.g. fatigue, urinary, bowel and
sexual function) for patients with clinically localized prostate cancer treated with SBRT.
Secondary objectives: Prospective data on cancer control and toxicity following SBRT for
clinically localized prostate cancer.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Use questionnaire to assess patient's symptoms regarding fatigue
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