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Supportive Studies: Long Term Effects : Childhood cancer incidence and survival
The purpose of this study is to learn about the health of persons who were treated for cancer, leukemia, tumors, or other similar illness as children. We are interested in studying the possibility of second cancers, long-term effects of chemotherapy (cancer fighting drugs) and radiation therapy, and your child’s family history of cancer. Information collected will help researchers learn how to develop health programs for cancer survivors.
The study involves completing a set of baseline questions about the child’s health. Additional questions will be asked if the survivor has had a baby, or if another member of your family has developed cancer. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 years will be asked to complete a short set of questions for teenagers. The information will be related to the child’s health habits. The questionnaire will take about 45 minutes to complete. The questionnaire may be completed using the internet or by writing in the answers and returning the questionnaire in the mail. About every other year, a shorter questionnaire will be mailed to the child for completion. These follow-up questionnaires may also be completed either through the internet or by mail.
In addition, outcomes or events of interest reported on the questionnaire may require a telephone interview to confirm event or outcome
The information gathered will be entered into a computer for comparison with other childhood survivors. All information will be kept private and patients will not be identified in any reports of this study. You may take part as long as you like and stop at any time.
Greg Armstrong, MD
The above information is intended to provide only a basic description about a research protocol that may be currently active at St. Jude. The details made available here may not be the most up-to-date information on protocols used by St. Jude. To receive full details about a protocol and its status and or use at St. Jude, a physician must contact St. Jude directly.