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Houston, Texas 77030


The goal of this research study is to learn more about the pain and/or other symptoms that patients may experience within five years from CRC diagnosis. Researchers also want to learn how genetic differences may affect the symptoms patients experience from cancer and cancer therapy.

Study summary:

If you agree to take part in this study, you will complete 5 questionnaires during a regularly scheduled visit. The questionnaires are designed to measure pain and other symptoms, your mood, and your quality of life. You will also give a tissue sample by inserting a cotton tipped swab into your mouth and rubbing firmly against the inside of your cheek or underneath your lower or upper lip for about 1 minute at the most. Completing the 5 questionnaires and the swab sample should take about 30 minutes. Length of Study: After you complete the questionnaires and the swab sample collection, your active participation in this study will be over. This is an investigational study. Up to 500 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients with colorectal cancer meeting one of the following criteria: 1. naive to oxaliplatin or to any microtubule stabilizing agents (e.g. Taxol, Abraxane, Ixabepilone) but scheduled for combined oxaliplatine chemotherapy (longitudinal study cohort 1); or 2. during first 5 years from colorectal cancer diagnosis (cross-sectional study cohort). This second cohort may include patients with colorectal cancer from the original 12-month study (the longitudinal cohort), both those who completed the study and those who dropped out. It may also include new patients who did not participate in the longitudinal phase of the study. 2. Patients >= 18 years old. 3. Patients who speak English or Spanish. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Cohort 1 patients with a neuropathy score of 1 or greater on the NCI's Common Terminology Criteria (CTCv3.0). 2. Patients who do not understand the intent of the study. 3. Cohort 1 patients unable to use the interactive voice response (IVR) system due to physical limitations (e.g., hearing impairment). 4. Cohort 1 patients with a history of inflammatory bowel disease.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Xin Shelley Wang, MD. MPH
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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