Inland Northwest Colon Cancer Survivors Study
American Cancer Society
7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016
The overall purpose of this study is to describe the trajectory of early survivorship in individuals who undergo both surgical and medical management of colon cancer. The population of interest includes colon cancer survivors of both sexes, 18 to 90 years of age, who underwent one of two types of surgical resection and who received adjuvant mFOLFOX chemotherapy. The prospective design will describe the changes in quality of life, sexual functioning, peripheral neuropathy, and demands of illness that occur following curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy. An analysis of the interaction between time (four measurement occasions) and surgical type (open resection or laparoscopic resection) by mean values of quality of life, sexual functioning, peripheral neuropathy, and demands of illness addresses the first research question. The original intent was to also look at robotic assisted surgeries as a separate group, however the cases of robotic colon cancer in the community will not support a separate group, therefore any robotic cases will be grouped with the laparoscopic surgery group.
College of Nursing, PO Box 1495 Spokane WA
Jeanne Robinson, PhD Student, WSU College of Nursing