Biospecimen Analysis in Determining Effects of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Osteosarcoma Survivors
This research trial studies saliva, semen, and blood samples to determine effects of chemotherapy on fertility in osteosarcoma survivors. Study biospecimen samples from osteosarcoma survivors in the laboratory may help doctors learn whether chemotherapy causes fertility problems and to learn more about the long term effects.
- Eligible Ages
- Between 18 Years and 50 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Received upfront therapies for osteosarcoma, which included cisplatin, (with or
without other agents)
- Patient must have completed cancer treatment >= 2 years prior to study enrollment
- Osteosarcoma survivors without a systemically treated relapse or subsequent malignancy
- Note: History of relapse or second malignancy is permitted if treated with local
therapy only (e.g. surgery, radiation)
- Able to speak, read and write in English, French or Spanish
- All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed
- All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute
(NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
- Study Type
- Observational Model
- Time Perspective
|Observational (questionnaire, biospecimen collection)||Participants complete a health questionnaire over 30-45 minutes. Patients also provide saliva and semen samples and undergo collection of blood.||
- Children's Oncology Group
I. Determine whether infertility and/or biomarkers of spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis differ in male osteosarcoma survivors treated with cisplatin with or without ifosfamide compared to male controls without a history of cancer.
II. Evaluate whether cisplatin with or without ifosfamide for the treatment of osteosarcoma alters sperm deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation.
I. Evaluate the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of impairments in spermatogenesis or steroidogenesis with contemporary regimens for the treatment of osteosarcoma.
Participants complete a health questionnaire over 30-45 minutes. Patients also provide saliva and semen samples and undergo collection of blood.