UCSS study

Utah Cancer Survivors Study

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What is the Utah Cancer Survivors Study?

Although we know immediate side effects of cancer treatment, less is known about effects that may happen years after cancer treatment ends.

This study helps us learn about the long-term health effects and quality of life people with cancer experience. It also investigates whether cancer survivors have higher risks of certain diseases because of cancer treatment.

How do I participate?

Participants in this study are randomly selected and will be asked to complete a questionnaire. It is important to answer the questions as accurately as possible. All the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. We will ask about the following:

  • Health habits
  • Health history
  • Symptoms

The second part of the study is an optional genetic analysis. The Clinical Research Coordinator will discuss this part with eligible individuals.

Eligibility criteria of cancer patients

  1. age ≥18 years old at diagnosis,
  2. diagnosed from 1997 to 2013
  3. linked to University of Utah and/or Intermountain Health Care hospital medical record data, and
  4. cancer diagnosis endometrial, head and neck, or thyroid

Other Participation Details

Participating in the study is voluntary. You may stop at any time. It will not affect your medical care or your relationship with your physician or the University of Utah.

There is no cost to be in this study and you will not be charged for any tests, assessments, or visits relating to the study.

Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions about this study at utahcancersurvivorsstudy@hci.utah.edu or for more information, please call 801-581-8407.

The Utah Cancer Registry is working in tandem with the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah on the Utah Cancer Survivor Study. Eligible individuals will first be contacted by the Utah Cancer Registry. 

The information posted on this site is consistent with the research reviewed and approved by the University of Utah Institutional Review Board (IRB). However, the IRB has not reviewed all material posted on this site. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also contact the IRB if you have questions, complaint, or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at 801-581-3655 or by email at irb@hsc.utah.edu.