NCI ID NCI-2018-03915
NCT ID NCT03963739
Anatomic Sites Prostate
Minimum Age 18 Years
Maximum Age 999 Years
Gender MALE
Lead Org Wake Forest NCORP Research Base
Principal Investigator Joanne C Sandberg
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Effect of Treatment on Work Experience in Patients with Stage I-III Prostate Cancer

This trial studies how cancer treatment affects the ability to work in patients with stage I-III prostate cancer. Understanding how treatment affects the ability to work may help researchers create interventions that minimize negative work outcomes and provide treatment decision-making information in patients with stage I-III prostate cancer.


Inclusion Criterea

  • Male diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the prostate, stage I, II, or III. Patient may have already received hormonal therapy or expect to receive hormonal therapy as treatment for adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Scheduled to undergo prostatectomy or initiate radiation for primary curative treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate within 90 days of enrollment
  • Self-identify as African American/black, non-Hispanic OR white, non-Hispanic; Participants are considered African American for recruitment purposes if they (1) identify solely as African American for race OR (2) identify as African American and white for race, but do not identify as also being of another race. Participants are considered white for recruitment purposes if they select white and no other race. (These identities are based on participant self-report during the screening process.)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score = 0 or 1
  • Worked within the past 14 days prior to screening (no minimum number of hours required) OR (a) worked at some point between March 1, 2020 – March 14, 2020 and (b) subsequently lost job involuntarily due to COVID-19
  • Intends to be working 6 months from screening (if opportunity to work is available pending the COVID-19 pandemic considerations)
  • Patient is willing to provide answers on the patient eligibility questionnaire regarding household income
  • Age at time of screening is >= 18
  • Can speak and understand spoken English
  • Ability to understand an informed consent document (even if only verbally) and willingness to agree to informed consent
  • Access to telephone or willingness to travel to National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site for each of the three interviewer-administered structured questionnaires
  • Able to hear sufficiently to understand a conversation determined by a simple test given at screening
  • Has not previously had a prostatectomy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy to treat adenocarcinoma of the prostate
  • Not expected (at time of screening) to receive chemotherapy for primary treatment of adenocarcinoma of the prostate

Exclusion Criterea

  • Patient has received therapy for any other cancer within last 3 years (except for non-melanoma skin cancer)
  • Patient plans to receive therapy for any other cancer within the next year (except for non-melanoma skin cancer)

Participating Clinics

Valley Medical Center

400 South 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055