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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 2:28pm

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

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Free Upcoming CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops

CancerCare workshops take place over the telephone or as a webcast online.

www.cancercare.org/connect

 

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.

 

12/12 – Update on Lymphoma from the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

12/16 – Update on Merkel Cell Carcinoma

For more information, contact:
Kristine Fuangtharnthip
1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
connect@cancercare.org
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:50pm

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

Hello,

I write a column called the Patient’s Corner in The ASCO Post, a publication of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which is read by oncology physicians and other oncology professionals. The column is a first-person description of how people are affected by cancer. I’m looking for cancer survivors who are interested in being interviewed about their experience of having cancer. The interviews I conduct are done over the phone and take about 30 minutes.

If you are interested in being interviewed for the Patient’s Corner column or if you have questions regarding the column, please contact me at jcava15579@aol.com. Please include some brief information about your cancer, including your type of cancer.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Best,

Jo Cavallo

 

For more information, contact:
Jo Cavallo
2124639288
jcava15579@aol.com
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:44pm

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:30pm

Researchers at California State University, Fullerton are exploring ways to promote physical activity and social support among Breast Cancer Survivors and need your help. We are evaluating whether a brief video (5-6 minutes) impacts your thoughts about physical activity and subsequent physical activity behavior.   

The study includes taking three brief surveys that are spaced throughout one month. Each survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is completed entirely online.

You may be included in the study if you meet the following qualifications:
• Female
• At least 18 years of age
• Diagnosed with breast cancer between stages 1-4
• Diagnosed within the past 5 years
• Participating in less than 30 minutes of moderate (heavy breathing) or vigorous (sweating) physical activity a day
• Not restricted to a wheelchair

Your help is GREATLY appreciated!

Click this link to be directed to more information: http://fullerton.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1S9QPMp92hUDLvf 

 

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Brittni Doty at bdoty@csu.fullerton.edu or Dr. Kathleen Wilson at kswilson@fullerton.edu (657-278-8329)

 

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:
Kathleen Wilson
657-278-8329
kswilson@fullerton.edu
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 2:23pm

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:15pm

Hello,

My name is Minwoong Chung. I am a research assistant for Dr. Jingbo Meng, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, and Dr. Steve Rains, who is an Associate Professor from University of Arizona. Our research team is 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 survey. At the end of the survey, you’ll be asked to submit an email address where we can mail the gift card. Given the limited research funding, we will give the monetary incentive to the first 200 participants who returned a complete survey. Then, we will close the online survey.

IMPORTANT: We are gathering additional data. If you have participated in this survey already, please do not sign up again.

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 

Thanks for your consideration!

Best Regards,

 

Minwoong Chung

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Minwoong Chung

Department of Communication
Michigan State University

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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:
Minwoong Chung
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:46pm

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:45pm
University of California, San Francisco

 

UCSF researcher Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD and colleagues are conducting a research study to learn more about the signs and symptoms of lymphedema associated with breast cancer treatments. Lymphedema is the swelling in the arms, shoulders, hands and/or breast area as a result of breast cancer treatment. The team also wants to know if there are genetic, (i.e., inherited) factors that predict whether patients develop lymphedema or not.
   
To be eligible to participate in the Risk Factors of Breast Cancer Lymphedema Study, you must:

 

  • Be female, at least 18 years old
  • Have had breast cancer on one side only
  • Completed surgery for breast cancer & any other breast cancer treatment (radiation and chemotherapy) at least 6 months ago and less than 20 years ago
  • You can help whether you have lymphedema or not

Participants will complete online questionnaires and have a one-time study visit to UCSF, Parnassus campus. Participants will be paid $150 for their time and travel. 

 

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:
Judy  Mastick
415 476-5131
judy.mastick@ucsf.edu
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 4:18pm

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:45pm

Are you a cancer survivor that has used massage to alleviate symptoms related to your cancer treatment?

 

The Emory University Department of Psychiatry is interested in conducting research to investigate the use of massage after cancer treatment.

If you are a cancer survivor, and you have used massage during or after your cancer treatment, we would like to ask you a few questions. We will use the information gathered in this survey to develop a research study designed to investigate the potential benefits of massage in cancer survivors.

No personal identifying information will be gathered in this survey and the information you provide will be completely anonymous.

If you would like to ask additional information about this survey, or if you are interested in participating in future studies, you can email the study coordinator Sherry Edwards or you may contact the Emory Institutional Review Board at 404-712-0720 or 877-503-9797 or irb@emory.edu if you have questions about your rights as a research participant.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

 

If you are willing to provide information regarding your use of massage after cancer treatment, please participate in the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Massageforcancer

 

 

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:
Sherry Edwards
404-778-2497
saedwar@emory.edu
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:09pm

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

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00pm

Dear Members of the Forum,

My name is Ann; I am a researcher seeking to identify interventions that will help women diagnosed with breast cancer. The support my research team and I can offer is an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial designed to understand the ways in which mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can help the lives of breast cancer survivors. Eligible participants, for this particular study, are those who were diagnosed at 45 years of age or younger (to 18 years of age). If you were diagnosed at an age older than 45, I can share with you that the MBSR is already known to reduce stress and improve psychological and physical health. 

Our study for young breast cancer survivors also includes their partners or spouses. Although not for all, women’s relationships with their partners or spouses can be important for healthy functioning. We are seeking to understand whether including women’s partners or spouses in MBSR interventions is key for optimal health for both members of the couple.

We are allowing anyone in the United States who is eligible to participate by sending the intervention materials to your home. The interventions consist of watching a video each week either with your partner or alone depending on what condition you are in. Both members of the couple will be asked to provide saliva before and after the intervention and complete a questionnaire before, after, 1- and 3-months after the intervention. Upon completion of the study, participants will receive $100 in gift cards ($50 for each partner in the couple) and will be allowed to keep the Android Tablet. If you are interested in participating please email mywellness@missouri.edu to see if you are eligible.

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:
Ann Bettencourt
5738232628
mywellness@missouri.edu
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:00pm

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

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:00pm

Have you previously been treated for cancer?  Are you now being treated for heart failure?

Some cancer therapies include toxins that affect the heart and can lead to heart failure. If your cancer was treated using a class of chemotherapies called anthracyclines, and you are now experiencing heart failure, you may have a medical condition called anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (or AIC). 

If you are between the ages of 18 and 79 years of age, have been cancer free for more than two years, and have been diagnosed with AIC, you may be eligible for a clinical research study at one of our seven clinical centers in the U.S.

This study will determine the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational cell therapy to improve heart function. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact us (information below) or visit our website (www.cctrn.org) to find one of our clinical research centers near you.  

 

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:
Shelly Sayre
713-500-9529
Shelly.L.Sayre@uth.tmc.edu
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:35am

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:30am

Attention women living with and beyond cancer: If you are a woman who: is age 18 or older have a diagnosis of any type of cancer (with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer) completed your active treatment more than six months or less than five years ago You may be eligible to participate in this study.

To learn more, go to the Survey Monkey© link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8T26XG

This nursing research will study how quality of life and participation in health promoting activities are affected in female cancer survivors. Your participation may help health professionals understand and care for women living with and beyond cancer in the future.

*Your experiences are valuable! Participation in this study will allow you to enter into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.

 

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:
Amanda Jenkinson
267-614-1339
ajenkin4@villanova.edu
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 4:19pm

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

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 4:15pm

There is an abundance of literature suggesting exercise is beneficial for cancer patients. However, how this information is being conveyed to patients is unknown as well as the value of exercise for colorectal cancer patients/survivors. That is why researchers from Bond University are looking for people currently or previously diagnosed with colorectal cancer interested in participating in a 30 minute interview to chat about the role of exercise in their journey and the exercise discussions they have with their nurses, specifically how the conversations are initiated, conducted, received and acted upon. Any person diagnosed with colorectal cancer over the age of 18 is eligible to participate. By exploring the role of exercise for people with colorectal cancer, nurses and other clinicians can use this information to be better exercise activists and proponents of exercise promotion because they can learn from those living with the disease about what exercise does for them.

 

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:
Alicia Olsen
+61 04498 21196
aolsen@bond.edu.au

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