A study testing a quality of life questionnaire for testicular cancer (PROMTEC)

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Testicular cancer




Phase 4

This study is looking at a quality of life questionnaire for men with testicular cancer.

It is important to find out how symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment affect people’s quality of life Open a glossary item. To find this out, doctors ask them to fill in quality of life questionnaires. At the moment there is no specific questionnaire for men with testicular cancer. They have to fill in a general one for cancer, which doesn’t highlight any particular problems they might have.

The researchers have developed a questionnaire that looks particularly at quality of life for men with testicular cancer. They want to find out if it can give a better measure of quality of life for these men when used alongside the general questionnaire. They also want to find out if there are any benefits or disadvantages to using a computer to fill in the questionnaires.

Who can enter

You may be able to enter this trial if you

  • Have testicular cancer
  • Are able to understand the questionnaires
  • Are at least 18 years old

You cannot enter this trial if you

  • Are taking part in another quality of life study that could interfere with this study
  • Have another condition that could affect you taking part in this study

Trial design

This is an international phase 4 study. It will recruit 360 men from different countries around the world.

Everyone taking part fills in 2 questionnaires. They ask about how you have been feeling in the past week, and about any symptoms or side effects you may have. This takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

The researcher may ask you if you would be happy to fill in the questionnaires on a computer. If you agree they will give you a username and password to do so.

After you have finished the questionnaires, the researcher will ask you to comment on them and say if you think any important questions are missing. If you used the computer, they will ask if you had any problems using it.

The researchers will ask some men to fill in the same questionnaires a week later. If you are having treatment they will ask you to do them again 1 to 3 months later.

Hospital visits

There are no extra hospital visits if you agree to take part in this study. The quality of life questionnaires can be completed at the hospital or home.

Side effects

During your hospital visit, the researchers will ask about your cancer, treatment and side effects. You may find this upsetting. If you do, you can ask to stop at any time.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Mr C.D. Johnson

Supported by

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Questions about cancer? Contact our information nurses

Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 9614

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Ashley was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 28

A picture of Ashley

"I now know how cancer can strike anyone whatever their situation or circumstance. I hope by taking part in a trial it will help others in my position in the future.”

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