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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 my.wellness.missouri@gmail.com 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
my.wellness.missouri@gmail.com
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 9:39am

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 9:30am

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.

 

9/6 – Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

9/7 – Medical Update on Ovarian Cancer

9/12 – Treating Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

9/20 – Update on Advanced Ovarian Cancer

9/30 – Advances in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer

10/5 – Update on Triple Negative Breast Cancer

10/26 – Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Triple Negative Breast Cancer

11/1 – Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

11/15 – For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Messner
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
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 8:37pm

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 8:30pm

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (NIB) is looking for personal stories about cancer and fertility. This award-winning academic journal (Johns Hopkins University Press) collects stories about the ethics of health care and invites experts to comment on common themes in the narratives. Real stories from real people can teach important lessons. Patients have experiences that doctors, health care institutions, policy makers and advocates can learn from. NIB is respectful and credible... and by presenting the stories in this academic format, they get the consideration they deserve. Each issue of the journal is about a different topic. Past issues have been about autism, pediatric brain tumors, obesity, mental illness, organ donation, etc. Stories range from 500 to 2000 words.

To find out more information, please reach out to Gigi McMillan at the email listed below.

For more information, contact:
Gigi McMillan
3108745374
gianna3705@yahoo,com
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!

 

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:
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.   

 

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:
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 doented 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

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