Quality-of-Life Assessment of Patients Who Have Cancer of the Esophagus

This study has been completed.
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European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003321
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 11, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

November 1, 1999
June 11, 2013
February 1998
August 2001   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Quality-of-Life Assessment of Patients Who Have Cancer of the Esophagus
An International Field Study of the Reliability and Validity of the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and a Disease Specific Questionnaire Module (the EORTC OES-24) in Assessing the Quality of Life of Patients With Oesophageal Cancer

RATIONALE: Questionnaires that measure quality of life may improve the ability to plan treatment for patients who have cancer of the esophagus.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies quality-of-life assessments of patients with cancer of the esophagus who are receiving treatment.

OBJECTIVES: I. Test the psychometric, clinical, and cross cultural validity and reliability of the quality-of-life questionnaire EORTC-QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) in conjunction with the esophageal cancer-specific module EORTC QLQ-OES-24 in patients with esophageal cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified by treatment (potentially curative vs purely palliative). Patients receiving potentially curative treatment are further stratified according to study treatment (esophagectomy alone vs esophagectomy plus adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemo/radiotherapy vs radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy). Patients receiving purely palliative treatment are further stratified according to study treatment (intubation/laser/ethanol injection vs palliative chemo/radiotherapy without endoscopic relief of dysphagia). Patients are administered two questionnaires: (1) The EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 3.0) is a 30-item questionnaire about patient ability to function, symptoms related to the cancer and its treatment, overall health and quality of life, and perceived financial impact of the cancer and its treatment. (2) The EORTC QLQ-OES-24 is a 24-item esophageal cancer-specific questionnaire supplementing EORTC QLQ-C30 with information about disease and treatment-related symptoms and side effects, dysphagia, nutrition, and social and emotional effects of esophageal cancer. Both questionnaires are administered once before and once during or after treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 370 patients (170 with locoregional disease, 200 with metastatic disease) will be accrued for this study.

Observational
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Esophageal Cancer
  • Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
  • Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
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Conroy T, Etienne PL, Adenis A, Ducreux M, Paillot B, Oliveira J, Seitz JF, Francois E, Van Cutsem E, Wagener DJ, Kohser F, Daamen S, Praet M, Gorlia T, Baron B, Wils J; European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Cooperative Group. Vinorelbine and cisplatin in metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus: response, toxicity, quality of life and survival. Ann Oncol. 2002 May;13(5):721-9.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
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August 2001   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Group I: Local or locoregional primary esophageal or esophago-gastric cancer Planned esophagectomy with or without adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy OR Planned radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy Prior endoscopic procedure to relieve dysphagia allowed No distant liver or bone metastasis if undergoing esophagectomy Group II: Metastatic esophageal cancer or local anastomotic recurrence of esophageal cancer or deemed unsuitable for esophagectomy Prior palliation by endoscopic or open intubation, laser treatment, tumor necrosis with alcohol injection or diathermy, or intraluminal radiotherapy allowed Prior palliative radiotherapy or chemotherapy allowed No cerebral metastases

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Any age Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Group I: At least 3 months Group II: At least 4 weeks Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Mentally fit to complete a questionnaire or undergo an interview Aware of diagnosis No concurrent second malignancy except basal cell skin cancer No concurrent participation in other quality-of-life studies

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Surgery: See Disease Characteristics

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United Kingdom,   France,   Norway,   Switzerland,   Spain,   Germany,   Sweden,   Australia
 
NCT00003321
EORTC-15961-40973, EORTC-15961/40973
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European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
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Study Chair: Jane Blazeby, MB, CHB, FRCS, BSc, MD University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
June 2013

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