A Study of the Quality of Life after Surgery for Recurrent Rectal Cancer
Tab Title Description
Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
- Rochester, Minnesota: 16-010510
Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-010510
About this study
The purpose of this study is to measure the quality and quantity of the lifespan in patients who have locally recurrent rectal cancer. It will compare survival rates and quality of life of those who have surgery to those who do not have surgery. It also aims to compare certain other factors, such as whether clear resection margins (i.e. “R0 margins” which are when no evidence of the tumour is found in the biopsy) were achieved and the influence of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.
- Has an isolated locally recurrent adenocarcinoma of the rectum or recto-sigmoid
- Considered for radical resection with or without perioperative chemoradiation
- Age 18 years or older
- Able to consent to participate
- No adenocarcinoma
- Has primary (not recurrent) cancer
- Has non-resectable metastatic disease
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.
|Mayo Clinic Location
Mayo Clinic principal investigator
Eric Dozois, M.D.
Open for enrollment
Eric Dozois M.D.
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