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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:51am

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

CancerCare, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, offers free workshops on a variety of cancer-related topics. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place from 1:30 - 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. For details and to register for a workshop, call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673), or visit the CancerCare website at www.cancercare.org/connect.

 

5/31 - Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Part I of Living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

6/1 – Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer, Part III of Living with Breast Cancer: Treatment Updates

6/8 – Managing the Costs of Living with Cancer

6/9 – Highlights from the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part I of Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatment (1:30 - 3:00 pm)

6/10 – For Caregivers: Coping with a Loved One’s Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Part II of Living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

6/14 – Highlights from the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part II of Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatment (1:30 - 3:00 pm)

6/16 – Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

6/17 – Medical Update on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

6/29 – Precision Medicine in Cancer Treatment (1:30 - 2:45 pm)

6/30 – Update on Glioblastoma

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Messner
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:56am

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

We are conducting a study about online communication and cancer and would greatly appreciate it if you would complete our survey. We would like to know more about your experiences. 

Our survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be (a) 18 years of age or older and (b) have been diagnosed by a medical doctor with cancer. We greatly appreciate your time and are happy to offer you a $5 Amazon gift card for completing the online survey. At the end of the survey, you’ll be asked to submit an email address where we can mail the gift card. You will receive the gift card within the two weeks after your completion. Given the limited research funding, we will give the monetary incentive to the first 200 participants who returned a complete survey. 

If you meet these requirements and would like to participate, please click the link below. The study will be conducted online and the link will take you to the first webpage of the survey. 

https://msuccas.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5EKnHcWDjrlasd 

[Note: You may copy and paste the address directly into your web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer) to access the study.]

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, you may contact Dr. Meng at: jingbome@msu.edu or Dr. Rains at srains@email.arizona.edu 

 

For more information, contact:
Jingbo Meng
517-355-3480
jingbome@msu.edu
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:56pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:00pm

Researchers from Memorial University are recruiting young adult cancer survivors for an online study consisting of a health survey. The survey takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a lottery draw for a prize pack, which includes a Fitbit!

If you are a young adult cancer survivor between the ages of 18 and 39 and are interested in helping researchers collect valuable information, please visit the following link:

www.surveymonkey.com/r/YACSsedentarybehaviour

Similarly, if you know of any young adult cancer survivors who would be interested in participating in this study, please direct them to the above link!

 

Thank you!

For more information, contact:
Ryan Collins
u32rhc@mun.ca
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:57pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 3:45pm

Hello!

 My name is Stefanie Warning, and I am currently a fourth year doctoral candidate in Roosevelt University’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program. I invite you to participate in a brief survey about the experience you have had as the parent or caregiver of a childhood cancer survivor. In order to participate you must be the parent or legal guardian of a child who completed treatment for specific leukemias (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia [ALL] or Acute Myeloid Leukemia [AML]) or a brain or central nervous system tumors (Astrocytoma or Medulloblastoma).  In order to participate, your child must have completed cancer treatment at least two years from today’s date.   My study has been approved by Roosevelt’s IRB (study number 2016-059), and I am conducting this study to fulfill the requirements of my doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Susan Torres-Harding.

 In order to participate, please click on the following link:

https://rooseveltuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0vUk7HsNPghiyJT

 After completing the survey, you may choose to enter a raffle for a $50 donation to the childhood cancer organization of your choice.  The survey will automatically redirect you to this page.   

 Thank you so much for your participation!

 

For more information, contact:
Stefanie Warning
8156859390
swarning@mail.roosevelt.edu
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:12pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

University of Iowa researchers are looking for individuals 18 and older who are currently undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer and their spouses who are interested in being in a study on message processing and support in the cancer experience. Couples will be entered into a drawing to receive one of ten $50 checks. Information is confidential. Please email Ariana Shahnazi at ariana-shahnazi@uiowa.edu or call 818-314-4696 for more information.

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

 

For more information, contact:
Ariana Shahnazi
818-314-4696
ariana-shahnazi@uiowa.edu
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:17pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:15pm

A study to bank blood and tissue samples for future evaluation to identify genetic mutations and other biomarkers that predispose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients to developing Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL). Samples will be obtained from patients who have Crohn's Disease (CD) or Ulcerative Colitis (UC), who have been treated with adalimumab and diagnosed with HSTCL. 

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Male or female who has received a single dose of HUMIRA prior to a confirmed diagnosis of HSTCL.

2. Confirmed diagnosis of CD or UC as documented by a Gastroenterologist or physician who diagnosed the CD or UC.

3. Confirmed diagnosis of HSTCL as determined by a biopsy performed on a specimen taken from the patient.

4. Patients 18 years old and older must voluntarily sign and date an IRB/EC approved Informed Consent Form. For patients younger than 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian is required to voluntarily sign and date an IRB/EC approved Informed Consent Form. Pediatric patients will be included in all discussions if possible, in order to obtain their assent.

Exclusion Criteria:

1.  Male or female who has not received at least a single dose of adalimumab prior to a confirmed diagnosis of HSTCL.

2. Unconfirmed diagnosis of HSTCL, CD or UC, respectively.

3. The patient or the patient's HCP is unwilling to participate in this study. 

4. The parents or legal guardians (in the case of patients younger than 18 years of age), who are unable and/or unwilling to consent to the patient's participation in this study.

 

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contact provided below. 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Andrea Byars
847-937-7904
andrea.byars@abbvie.com
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:44pm

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:00am
The Kaye Playhouse

The symposium will address Current Advances in Prostate Cancer Health Disparities and include keynote presentations from Philip W. Kantoff, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) and Curtis A. Pettaway, MD (University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center). Other presenters include Timothy R. Rebbeck (Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and two prostate cancer survivors,  Harry Belafonte (Producer, Composer, Singer, Actor and Social Activist) and  Reverend Patrick H. O’Connor (First Presbyterian Church).

This event is FREE and open to the public

Pre-register by Friday, April 22, 2016 (includes free light lunch).
On-site registration will be available (does not include lunch).

Submit a poster by Friday, April 29, 2016 for consideration (cash awards).

For more information, contact:
Denise Charles
212-772-4204
dc674@hunter.cuny.edu
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:27am

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

 

The objective of this study is determine the information that patients need and want during hospitalization to help them plan for discharge. Self-management of cancer as a chronic disease is the focus of this study. Participants must live in the United States, be at least 18 years old, currently or previously been diagnosed with cancer, and must have been hospitalized after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. The hospitalization does not have to be directly related to cancer. You will be asked to recall how information was shared with you during your hospitalization, if you had the information you needed when you got home, and how you think information sharing during hospitalization can be improved. Your participation in the study will contribute to a better understanding of how healthcare providers can meet the information needs of patients during hospitalization.

 

Please visit our webpage for more information (http://nursing.utexas.edu/tcrss/program/gap.html), or directly access the survey here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuAcZITOKoY9D3n.

 

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Marge  Benham-Hutchins
(512) 475-6351
mbenhamhutchins@austin.utexas.edu
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:48pm

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 3:45pm
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The American Cancer Society is pleased to work with Cancer and Careers on the 6th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in New York City!

 

This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include Job Search, Legal Issues, Health Insurance, Working During Treatment, and more. CEUs will be offered for oncology nurses and social workers. Travel scholarships are available!

 

For more details or to register, please visit: www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

 

For more information, contact:
Becky Slemons
becky.slemons@cancer.org
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:12pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

 Want to reduce your stress and improve the lives of future cancer survivors?

 Are you 35 or older?

 In remission from cancer?

 Own a computer?

 Want to reduce your stress in 15 minutes a day?

 

The goal of our study is to improve the lives and recoveries of cancer survivors, by testing gentle methods of reducing stress.

Participation may involve listening to brief, stress-reduction audio clips daily over the course of six weeks, at a time and place of your choosing.

Past studies have found that performing these exercises may lead to improvements in physical and mental health, and can teach you skills so that you can deal with stress successfully. Your participation will help us to develop effective interventions, improving the lives of cancer survivors across the country, for years to come.

If you’d like to participate, please contact David Messer at the email address listed below, and put “Study” in the subject line. Thank you for your time and for making a difference.

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
David Messer
David.Messer@asu.edu

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