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Effects of Modern Chemotherapy Regimens on Spermatogenesis and Steroidogenesis in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Survivors of Osteosarcoma

  • Study HIC#:2000022230
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

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.

  • Age18 years - 50 years
  • GenderMale only
  • Start Date04/01/2018
  • End Date04/14/2021

Trial Purpose and Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

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.

EXPLORATORY OBJECTIVES:

I. Evaluate the role of genetic susceptibility in the development of impairments in spermatogenesis or steroidogenesis with contemporary regimens for the treatment of osteosarcoma.

OUTLINE:

Participants complete a health questionnaire over 30-45 minutes. Patients also provide saliva and semen samples and undergo collection of blood.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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 consent
  • All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met

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