FRAILTY: A Longitudinal Assessment of Frailty in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Category:

Long-term Effects

Diseases Treated:

Long-term effects of childhood cancer

Eligibility Overview:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

  • Participant is enrolled on the SJLIFE protocol
  • Participant completed a baseline SJLIFE assessment between 4 and 6 years prior to FRAILTY enrollment.
  • Participant’s age was between the ages of 18-45 when baseline SJLIFE assessment was completed.
  • Participant is not currently receiving treatment for cancer.

Description

This study is enrolling survivors of childhood cancer who were treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and are participating in SJLIFE study. The purpose of the study is to better understand an increased risk for premature (early) aging, or frailty, as well as increased risk for early development or worsening of chronic health conditions of childhood cancer survivors over a five (5) year period.

Objectives

  • To find out the increase of frailty in young adult cancer survivors in a five year period.
  • To evaluate the impact of frailty on chronic disease.
  • To evaluate the impact of treatment and health behaviors on progression of frailty.

Eligibility criteria, among others, include:

  • Participant is enrolled on the SJLIFE protocol
  • Participant completed a baseline SJLIFE assessment between 4 and 6 years prior to FRAILTY enrollment.
  • Participant’s age was between the ages of 18-45 when baseline SJLIFE assessment was completed.
  • Participant is not currently receiving treatment for cancer.
  • Participant is willing to sign informed consent.

Principal Investigator

Kirsten Ness, PhD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105  USA
Voice: 1-888-226-4343 or 901-595-4055
24-Hour Emergency Access Pager: 1-800-349-4334
Email: referralinfo@stjude.org

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