Houston, Texas 77030


The goal of this study is to learn about quality of life in patients who have or have had rectal cancer.

Study summary:

Participant may be eligible to take part in this study if they have not yet had surgery for rectal cancer or if they had surgery up to 2 years ago. If participant chooses to take part in this study, they will complete 7 questionnaires about their quality of life and utilities. Participant will complete the questionnaires before surgery for rectal cancer (if they have not yet had surgery), and at multiple time points after the completion of surgery. Participant will receive and return the questionnaires in the clinic, although if they are unable to come to the clinic for their regular follow-up, they may be able to receive and return their surveys by mail. In addition, participant's medical records will be reviewed to learn about what kind of treatments they may have had, and whether they have had any complications related to their treatment. This is an investigational study. Up to 330 participants will be enrolled on this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient has histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum (stage I - IV) that is planned to be treated by surgical resection performed with curative intent, or who has already received surgical treatment. 2. Patient is aged 18 and older. 3. Patient must sign an approved informed consent document and have the literary and physical ability to complete the questionnaire in English. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient has been treated with pelvic radiation therapy for a diagnosis other than rectal cancer 2. Patient has a concurrent cancer diagnosis at the time of consent 3. Patient has recurrent disease.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
George Chang, MD,MS
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

George Chang, MD, MS
Phone: 713-792-6940
Email: GChang@mdanderson.org

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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