Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Quality of Life


RATIONALE: Quality-of-life assessment in patients undergoing cancer treatment may help determine the intermediate- and long-term effects of the treatment on these patients. PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies the effects of chemotherapy given by mouth versus chemotherapy given by infusion on quality of life in patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the impact of oral versus parenteral chemotherapy on quality of life (QOL) in patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer. II. Evaluate the QOL over time in this patient population. III. Determine the impact of disease symptoms, treatment side effects, performance status, and CA-125 levels on QOL assessment in this patient population. OUTLINE: Patients receive a baseline quality of life (QOL) assessment, an attitudes/preference survey, and a performance status assessment at the time of diagnosis of recurrent disease. Patients are nonrandomly assigned to treatment with either IV or oral chemotherapy using drugs based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, prior treatment history, and patient preference. QOL and performance status assessments are obtained again at 3 and 6 months during treatment. Attitudes/preferences are assessed at 6 months. Patients are withdrawn from study if treatment regimen is changed from oral to IV, or from IV to oral during this 6 months. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 74 patients will be accrued for this study over 12 months.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Newly diagnosed recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer or recurrent primary peritoneal cancer as evidenced by new clinical or radiologic detected mass or rising serum CA-125 level No progressive disease with ongoing treatment PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Fluent in English Not pregnant or nursing PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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