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APNEA: Sleep Apnea in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Treated with Radiation to the Chest

About this study

Some patients who receive radiation therapy for cancer develop long-term side effects. These may include damage to the heart and lungs, poor sleep quality and a disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. People who have this disorder have long pauses in their breathing while they sleep.

This clinical trial will look at sleep problems in adult survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma who were treated with chest radiation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital when they were children or teenagers. SJ LIFE study participants will take part in an overnight sleep study and have other tests to measure heart, lung and brain functions. Researchers will compare the test results of survivors to a separate group of adults who were not treated for cancer.

Eligibility overview

Hodgkin lymphoma survivor

  • Patient eligible for the St. Jude LIFE study
  • Thoracic radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma
  • At least 18 years old
  • At least 5 years from original diagnosis
  • If participating remotely, must have Wi-Fi access

Comparison group

  • Non-patient volunteer (Cannot be a sibling, parent or child of the survivor participant)
  • At least 18 years old
  • Lives in the U.S.
  • If participating remotely, must have Wi-Fi access

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Full title:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma Treated with Thoracic Radiation

Study goal:

The main goal of this study is to see how common sleep problems are in adults who were treated for Hodgkin lymphoma as children or teenagers. Researchers also want to find out if cancer treatments given to the heart and lungs are connected to obstructive sleep apnea in adult survivors.


Hodgkin lymphoma


At least 18 years old

Clinical trials categories:

Childhood Cancer Hodgkin Lymphoma Lymphoma

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