Advertisement

Topics

Computer-Based Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Oncology for Individuals 70 or Older With Gastrointestinal Malignancies

2014-08-27 03:19:30 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Older individuals account for one-third of new cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in the United States. Older individuals are more susceptible to having a decrease in physical and mental function following chemotherapy treatment. Geriatric assessment may provide a way to identify those older individuals at greatest risk of functional decline before treatment starts and during the period of treatment. Geriatric assessment includes a set of screening questions and tests designed to determine the physical and mental status of the individual at a point in time. Geriatric assessment also includes review of medications and other medical conditions the individual may have that may affect function. The investigators are conducting this study to determine if older individuals are able to complete the geriatric assessment using a computer format and how that corresponds to their treating physician's assessment of their functional status before and after starting a new chemotherapy treatment for colon, rectal, breast or lung cancer. The investigators will also evaluate the usefulness of a computerized form of geriatric assessment.

Description

- Participants will complete the geriatric assessment on the computer either at their home via the web (if they have internet access) or in the clinic at their next visit prior to seeing the doctor.

- All individuals will have a unique way to sign on to the computer program that protects the information so that only the participant and the research team will be able to view it. Individuals who require assistance to answer the questions will have help provided by a research assistant.

- We will ask participants to complete the geriatric assessment a second time at 4 months after they have enrolled on the study or 1 month after completing their chemotherapy treatment, whichever occurs first.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Rectal Cancer

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Recruiting

Source

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:30-0400

Clinical Trials [517 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Rectal Cancer Staging Using Whole Body MR-PET

The purpose of this study is to measure the diagnostic performance of whole body (WB) MR-PET for staging rectal cancer, compared with current standard of care (chest/abdominopelvic CT and ...

Preoperative Chemoradiotheray for Rectal Cancer

Hypothesis - Pre operative radio-chemotherapy might be not mandatory to improve local recurrent rate and survival rate in the mid-lower rectal cancer patients with T3N0 clinical s...

Palliative Short-Course Radiotherapy in Rectal Cancer

Radiotherapy (RT) is a potentially effective method in the treatment of symptoms of rectal carcinomas. Nevertheless, almost all the evidences about palliative RT in rectal cancer have been...

Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer (QIRC) Trial

The Quality initiative in rectal cancer (QIRC) trial will test if a strategy designed to positively influence surgeon practice can decrease hospital rates of permanent colostomy and local ...

Randomized Prospective Trial for Laparoscopic vs Open Resection for Rectal Cancer

The investigators designed the randomized prospective trial of comparing open and laparoscopic resection in locally advanced rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation in order to det...

PubMed Articles [13440 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The Rectal Cancer Female Sexuality Score: Development and Validation of a Scoring System for Female Sexual Function After Rectal Cancer Surgery.

Sexual dysfunction and impaired quality of life is a potential side effect to rectal cancer treatment.

Benchmarking rectal cancer care: institutional compliance with a longitudinal checklist.

In 2012, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons published the Rectal Cancer Surgery Checklist, a consensus document listing 25 essential elements of care for all patients undergoing radical...

Outcomes of Local Excision plus Chemoradiotherapy in Patients with T1 Rectal Cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommend local excision and observation as standard treatment for selected patients with clinical T1N0M0 rectal cancer. In patients with pa...

Improving the Quality of MRI Reports of Preoperative Patients With Rectal Cancer: Effect of National Guidelines and Structured Reporting.

Since the implementation of new guidelines for rectal cancer in The Netherlands in April 2014, clinical stage as seen at preoperative MRI indicates whether neoadjuvant therapy is necessary before rect...

Laparoscopic Abdominal Transanal Proctocolectomy with Coloanal Anastomosis Is a Good Surgical Option in Selective Patients with Low-Lying Rectal Cancer: A Retrospective Analysis Based on a Single Surgeon's Experience.

We intended to identify the oncological outcome for rectal cancer over the past 20 years and whether or not sphincter-preserving surgery is an appropriate approach for low-lying rectal cancer.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.

A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)

A compound tubular gland, located around the eyes and nasal passages in marine animals and birds, the physiology of which figures in water-electrolyte balance. The Pekin duck serves as a common research animal in salt gland studies. A rectal gland or rectal salt gland in the dogfish shark is attached at the junction of the intestine and cloaca and aids the kidneys in removing excess salts from the blood. (Storer, Usinger, Stebbins & Nybakken: General Zoology, 6th ed, p658)

Protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anus. There are various degrees: incomplete with no displacement of the anal sphincter muscle; complete with displacement of the anal sphincter muscle; complete with no displacement of the anal sphincter muscle but with herniation of the bowel; and internal complete with rectosigmoid or upper rectum intussusception into the lower rectum.

A deoxycytidine derivative and fluorouracil PRODRUG that is used as an ANTINEOPLASTIC ANTIMETABOLITE in the treatment of COLON CANCER; BREAST CANCER and GASTRIC CANCER.

More From BioPortfolio on "Computer-Based Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Oncology for Individuals 70 or Older With Gastrointestinal Malignancies"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Cancer
  Bladder Cancer Brain Cancer Breast Cancer Cancer Cervical Cancer Colorectal Head & Neck Cancers Hodgkin Lymphoma Leukemia Lung Cancer Melanoma Myeloma Ovarian Cancer Pancreatic Cancer ...

Cancer Disease
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...

Breast Cancer
Track and monitor developments in breast cancer research and commercial development.  Follow the tabs above to read the latest global news, research, clinical trials on breast cancer and follow companies active in the development of breast cancer tr...


Searches Linking to this Trial