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(SPA-0589) Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Early Stage Breast Cancer

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A Survey of Sleep Problems in Survivors of Early Stage Breast Cancer (SPA-0589)

Principal Investigator:
Steven D. Passik


Contact Information:
Steven Passik
Telephone: 646-888-0100
Enrollment Status:
Closed to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
The purpose of this study is to gain greater understanding of the problems breast cancer survivors experience related to difficulty sleeping and insomnia. Poor sleep can affect a person’s mood, increase feelings of fatigue, as well as pain.

A greater knowledge and understanding of sleep disturbances can lead to more effective treatment of sleep problems and significantly improve quality of life.

Detailed Description of Protocol:
Individuals who consent to participate in this study will be asked to complete a battery of questionnaires that will take approximately 1 hour.

Based on answers they give to the questionnaires, 45 patients will be asked to participate in a sleep study done at a sleep lab. Profile:
Subjects are enrolled by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

-Women with a diagnosis of Stage I, II, or III breast cancer who are one year post-treatment, but not more than 10 years post-treatment (surgery, chemotherapy,and/or radiation) prior to entrance into the study. Use of biological and/or hormonal therapy is acceptable.


18 years and older

Children permitted to participate:

Potential Benefits.....
By participating in the study, you will be able to learn more about your quality of sleep.

You will also contribute to a better understanding of insomnia and its correlates in breast cancer survivors which will ideally lead to better patient care in the future.

Participants who consent to complete the questionnaires will receive twenty dollars ($20) compensation for their time.