Health-Related Outcomes in Patients Who Were Previously Treated for Rhabdomyosarcoma

2014-08-27 03:58:32 | BioPortfolio


RATIONALE: Cancer treatment may have risks that affect health outcomes later. It is not yet known what health outcomes may be related to previous treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma.

PURPOSE: Study to determine health outcomes in patients who have survived 5 years after receiving treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma on the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group protocols.


OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the frequency of self reported health related outcomes in patients with rhabdomyosarcoma who survived 5 years from diagnosis after treatment on Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group (IRSG) protocols I, II, III, and IV pilot. II. Determine the mortality of these patients and compare this mortality to the general population, especially in the third and fourth decades of life. III. Determine treatment specific risks of developing a second malignancy following treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma and the potential genetic influences (family history of cancer). IV. Determine the association between decreased fertility/offspring and dose, schedule, and total dose of alkylating agents (especially cyclophosphamide) received during treatment and with selected genitourinary and paratesticular primaries. V. Determine the effect of the dose and location of therapeutic radiation for primary head and neck cancer on achieved final height. VI. Determine the association of therapy with doxorubicin (dose and age when received) with cardiac and vascular events.

OUTLINE: Patients (or parent or surviving family member) complete the baseline questionnaire plus other questionnaires (offspring, family history, other topic specific). Medical data is also collected from past records.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 1600 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Long-term Effects Secondary to Cancer Therapy in Children


management of therapy complications, quality-of-life assessment




National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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