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Clinical Trial 17235
Cancer Type: Gynecological Tumor
Study Type: Other
Phase of Study: NA
Quality of Life Prior to Gynecologic Surgery
This research is being done to find out if there is a link between symptoms prior to gynecologic surgery and inflammation. In addition, investigators are looking at whether certain genes predict symptoms prior to gynecologic surgery. Patients will complete self-report questionnaires of fatigue and depression and actigraphic monitoring of objective sleep and activity prior to surgery. They will also provide samples of blood prior to the day of surgery.
Aim 1: To identify associations among sickness behaviors (i.e., fatigue, depression, and disruptions in sleep and activity) and pro-inflammatory cytokines prior to surgery in patients with suspected gynecologic cancer.Aim 2: To examine life stress as a predictor of pro-inflammatory cytokines and sickness behaviors prior to gynecologic cancer surgery. Aim 3: To examine genetic variation as predictors of sickness behaviors prior to gynecologic cancer surgery.