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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:48pm

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:45pm
Cancer and Careers conference

 

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
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:23am

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.

 

2/10 Taking Your Pills on Schedule – Why It Is So Important in Managing Cancer

2/11 Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

2/17 Update on the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

2/24 Update on Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

2/26 When the Diagnosis is Cancer of Unknown Primary: Guidelines for Care

3/9 Progress in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

3/10 Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

3/17 Managing the Cost of Care When You Have Lymphoma

3/24 Update on Glioblastoma

4/08 Advances in the Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer

4/12 Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

4/14 Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

4/26 For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer

4/28 Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma

 

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
1-800-813-4673
connect@cancercare.org
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 11:30am

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2016 Survivorship Research Conference and Survivor Advocate Program

The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation are bringing togetherresearchers, clinicians, cancer survivors, advocates, program planners, policy-makers, and public health experts to present, discuss and disseminate groundbreaking cancer survivorship research. The 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, “Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape,” will be held June 16-18, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Applications are now being accepted for the Survivor Advocate Program, which provides scholarships for up to 20 advocates to attend the conference. Advocates will learn first-hand about moving cancer survivorship advances from early-stage research to survivor care, interact with other advocate leaders and researchers, and develop tools to educate communities about key survivorship issues.

Program Elements
In addition to attending the full research conference, participants in the Survivor Advocate Program will participate in the following activities:

  • Two pre-conference orientation teleconferences
  • A three-hour pre-conference advocate session on the first day of the conference
  • Targeted talks by prominent cancer survivorship researchers and practitioners
  • Networking with researchers and other advocates

Program participants will be selected on the basis of their research advocacy experience, the potential impact conference attendance will have on their future advocacy work, and the strength of their proposed use of tools from the conference for community education. Priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in the program previously.

Applicants should have direct experience with cancer – either as a survivor, family member or caregiver of someone with cancer, or health care professional with direct patient/survivor contact. They should also be affiliated with a cancer advocacy organization; demonstrate a minimum level of interest in and familiarity with cancer survivorship research; and have at least one past experience in research advocacy (e.g. reviewing cancer research grant applications, attending a cancer research meeting, etc.). The deadline to submit a scholarship application is February 12, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

The scholarships awarded by the LIVESTRONG Foundation provide funding for the conference registration fee, airfare, hotel, and some meals. Applicants should not make any travel plans until they are notified of acceptance into the program and receive specific instructions regarding travel arrangements. Please note: the Survivor Advocate Program can only accept applications from advocates residing in the United States.

Please visit http://www.cancer.org/subsites/survivorship2016/survivor_advocate_program_2016 to submit an application for the Survivor Advocate Program.  

 

 

For more information, contact:
Kendall Bergman
kendall.bergman@livestrong.org
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 8:11pm

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

We are seeking individuals treated for head and neck cancer to participate in a research study about the impact of head and neck cancer on communication in everyday activities. This study is being conducted by investigators at the University of Washington, but you can participate from home, no matter where you live.

  

Here are the criteria for participating:

> 18 years of age or older

> Ability to speak, read, and write English

> You have had a medical diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer (e.g., tongue, throat (pharynx), voicebox (larynx), palate or anywhere in the mouth/oral cavity etc.)

> Are at least 5 years post-treatment for your cancer

> Currently live at home

 

Our study involves filling out questionnaires at 2 time points. The first time point will be when you enroll in the study. The second time point will be about 12 months later. We may also ask to meet with you for a brief interview (not required). Each participant will receive $20 for each packet of questionnaires and/or interview completed. Please visit our website or contact us for more information. This project is funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute).

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:
Tanya Eadie
206-616-0312
vocalfx@uw.edu
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:36pm

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

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:30pm

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is doing a research study* to look at different ways of displaying information about cancer patients’ symptoms and quality-of-life.

We are recruiting cancer patients and survivors (age 21 years or older), cancer clinicians, and patient-reported outcomes researchers (cancer or otherwise).  The survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.  At the end, you can enter for a chance at a $100 Amazon gift card.

Participation in this research survey is voluntary.

 The survey displays best in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers. 

To participate, please go to:www.prosinpractice.com

 *(study #71598; PI: Dr. Claire Snyder)

For more information, contact:

Elliott Tolbert

410-955-9867

etolber2@jhmi.edu

http://www.prosinpractice.com

 

 

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:
Elliott Tolbert
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:46pm

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

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
University of Louisville

You are invited to participate in a research project entitled: Life Balance in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Childhood Cancer. The information you provide may assist counselors in identifying special issues when working with adult siblings of individuals with childhood cancer, as well as lead to improved care for adult siblings. Your participation in this study is voluntary, and the responses recorded will be kept confidential.  

The survey may take you about 20-40 minutes to complete.  There is no cost to participate in this study.  Those who complete the entire survey can enter into a random drawing to win 1 of 8 $50 gift cards. You will have the option of entering the drawing once you submit your survey.  Should you decide that you no longer want to participate in this study, you are free to exit the survey at any time. While no distress is expected from participation in this study, if during the course of the study you experience any stress due to the nature of the questionnaire, please speak with a counselor. 

 

The link to the survey is: http://louisville.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e53h78ZLSCLGqcB

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:
Yolanda Williams
5025976723
yaluca01@louisville.edu
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:27pm

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

Have you or your mother, sister, or daughter ever been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? If yes and you are also 18 years of age or older and can read English, we want to hear from you! Please participate in our research by completing a 15-20 minute anonymous online survey! Men and women are both invited to participate.

We are investigating ovarian cancer, family history of ovarian cancer, and genetic testing. We are hoping to better understand the experiences of people with ovarian cancer or a family history of ovarian cancer, regardless of whether or not they have been offered or undergone genetic testing. The results of this study could help us learn how to better take care of families with ovarian cancer in the future.

This study is being conducted as part of a Master’s thesis requirement by a student in the Department of Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and has received IRB approval. Click here to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/genetics-and-ovarian-cancer

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:
Courtney Cook
ccook2@uams.edu
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 3:09pm

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 6:15pm

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. 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
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:27pm

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
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:54pm

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:45pm

We want to hear about your experience with cancer-related cognitive impairment and its impact on communication and participation in everyday activities, including those in the home, at work or school, or in the community. The information you provide will help in counseling patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer and in the development of future interventions.

 

Here are the criteria for participating:

· 21 years of age or older

· Ability to speak, read, and write English

· You have had a medical diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer (e.g., tongue, throat (pharynx), voicebox (larynx), palate or anywhere in the mouth/oral cavity etc.)

· Experience of cancer-related cognitive impairment (e.g., difficulty concentrating, difficulty finding the right word, feeling of mental fogginess, trouble remembering conversations or lists of words)

· Are at least 1 year post-treatment for your cancer

· Currently live at home

· Live in or near the Seattle/Puget Sound area, or be visiting the area, in order to participate in a face to face interview

 

Participating in our study involves a face to face interview, about 2 hours long, during which we will discuss your experience of changes in memory, thinking, and attention since your diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer. We will also discuss the impact of those changes on your ability to communicate, the impact on activities/work/relationships, and what strategies you might have used, whether successful or not, to compensate. In addition, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires that ask about your cognitive function as well as other health symptoms. You don’t have to answer any question that you do not want to answer.

Each participant will receive $30.00 for completing the interview and questionnaires to compensate for their time.

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:
Susan Bolt
206-616-0312
bolts@uw.edu
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 2:16pm

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:15pm

If you are currently caring for someone with cancer, you know it may be one of the most important and challenging roles you've ever had.

The American Cancer Society and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are studying a new online program for cancer caregivers. The program is designed to help caregivers find a sense of meaning, purpose, and identity in their role as a caregiver.  If you are a cancer caregiver and are looking to reduce the stress you may be feeling, this free online program could be for you. 

Participation in the study:

  • Is voluntary, private, and confidential;
  • Includes no cost for any of the services involved, which are provided free of charge;
  • Includes the completion of questionnaires and assessments to gather information about your experience as an informal caregiver; and
  • May include watching five separate webcasts delivered online, which can be completed at a time that is convenient for you. You will be asked to post written responses electronically to questions that will help you think about personal examples of each of the topics discussed.

For more information, you can click on this link or copy and paste it into your web browser: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/clinical-trials/14-208?utm_campaign=june_2015&utm_content=june24_A&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mb_fb

 

If you are interested in hearing more about the study or would like to see if you are eligible, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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:
Nicole Teitelbaum
844-233-8958
skicarestudy@mskcc.org
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 3:16pm

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

We are conducting a study to explore how different health behaviors relate to one another in adults with a history of cancer. The study also seeks to improve our understanding of socio-demographic (i.e., sex, age, weight status, socioeconomic status), cancer-related (e.g., type, stage, time since diagnosis/treatment), and other factors related to health behaviors. 

You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
Are 18 years of age or older
Can read and write in English
 Have been told by a doctor or other health professional at some point that you have cancer (this could have been recently or years ago)
Have completed primary and systemic treatment for cancer
Are willing to complete an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20-30 minutes

This study has been approved by the University of Ottawa Ethics Review Board. The principal investigator is Dr. Jennifer Brunet, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, and the co-investigator is Dr. Kristina Karvinen, Assistant Professor, University of Nipissing. Research assistants are Nicolas Speranzini (BSc.) and Amanda Wurz (MSc.), University of Ottawa.

Please click the following link to learn more about the study: https://qualtricsus2.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bf62LSgALDHR09.

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 Wurz
ajwurz@ucalgary.ca
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:15pm

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

Chemotherapy is really rough. If you feel like chemotherapy is making it harder for you to think or remember things, then we would love to have you be part of our study. At the University of Baltimore, we are trying to figure out how to help women who face confusion, difficulty concentrating, or difficulty remembering things during cancer treatment.

We have found some apps for your phone that we think might help you manage your daily life while you're in chemotherapy, or just after chemotherapy. If you become part of our study, we'll ask you to download two apps, and then tell us about your experiences with using them for two weeks.

The apps will be yours to keep, if you like them. And based on your feedback, we hope to develop a new app that will be even better for helping women manage their lives while facing chemotherapy.

To be eligible for this study you must be:

  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, or have completed chemotherapy within the last 6 months.
  • Currently experiencing memory or thinking problems since starting chemotherapy, such as confusion, difficulty concentrating, or short-term memory loss.
  • A current smart phone owner and user
  • Between 18 and 74 years old

You will be paid throughout the study for your time. The total amount after finishing the study will be $250. 

If you think you might like to be part of this study, or if you would like more information, please visit the following link: Research Study Information and Sign Up Form

 

 

 

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:
Caitlin Rinn
caitlin.rinn@ubalt.edu
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:06pm

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

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are conducting a study of women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation to understand health and well-being of women who decide to have surgery to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes compared with women who decide not to have this surgery.  The study is overseen by researchers at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Participants in the study will:

·     Complete questionnaires about their health
·     Have their blood drawn for cholesterol and diabetes screening
·     Receive a bone density scan to measure fracture risk
·     Have an ultrasound to measure risk for heart disease
·     Receive up to $475 for study participation
·     Travel, at their own expense, to San Francisco once a year for 3 years in a row for a 3 hour
      research study visit
·     Receive results of blood tests, bone density scan, and ultrasound approximately 2 weeks
      after the study visit

This study will help us to better understand how removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes may impact heart health, the risk of bone fracture, menopausal symptoms, and sexual function. Our goal is to use the information from this study to help women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 improve their long-term health and well-being.

You are eligible to participate if:

·     You are a woman between the ages of 35 and 50 years old
·     You have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, or have a variant suspected deleterious mutation
·     You have not had both of your ovaries removed
·     You are able to travel, at your own personal expense, to San Francisco once a year for 3 years
      in a row for the research study visits

Study participants have the opportunity to contribute information that will help guide women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in deciding if they should have surgery to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes. 

Thank 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:
Vanessa Monzon
415-297-3114
fibroids@ucsf.edu
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm

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

Texas State University

Researchers at Texas State University are conducting a study on the relationship between nutrition and physical activity and brain function in breast cancer survivors.

We are looking for two groups of women (30-70 years of age), women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis and have completed treatment (chemotherapy and/or radiation) within 5 years and women without a previous cancer diagnosis, 

Study sessions can take place in San Marcos (Texas State University) or San Antonio, TX and will include residents of the surrounding areas (Austin, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, San Antonio). Participants will complete two, 1-hr testing visits.

 

Tests will include:

·         Height, weight, and body composition

·         Computer-based cognition tasks

·         Questionnaires

·         Giving a small amount of blood

We anticipate that your participation in this project will contribute to the under­standing of the relationship between lifestyle factors and brain function in breast cancer survivors.

Parking will be provided for all visits, and participants will be paid for completing each testing appointment.

To receive more information about our study, and to see if you qualify, please contact Dr. Krystle Zuniga. www.nutritionpaltexas.com

 

 This study has been approved by the Texas State University Institutional Review Board.

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:
Krystle Zuniga
512-245-3786
k_z17@txstate.edu
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1:09pm

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is currently offering a study for breast cancer survivors who are feeling "stuck" or distress related to their cancer experience.

 

Eligible participants include women who are at least 3 months post-treatment (may be on hormone treatment) for DCIS or stage I, II, or III breast cancer with no history of metastasis. To participate, you must be at least 18 years old, have access to a telephone, a computer, and the Internet, and reside in New York state. 

In this study, we are offering groups conducted virtually using a telephone and computer to help with the distress that breast cancer survivors commonly experience after completing treatment.  As the groups will be held virtually, all activities for this study can be completed at your home.  Participation in this study will include completion of 8 online group modules over a period of 8 weeks (about 1.5 hours for each module) as well as completion of questionnaires before, during, after, and 3 months following the intervention.  You will participate in either a group designed to provide a forum for discussion about the commonalities of the breast cancer experience OR a group that seeks to enhance a sense of meaning, purpose, and identity. You will not be able to choose which group you receive.  This program is free of charge, and you will be offered a total of $25 over the study for your time and effort.

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:
Greta Jankauskaite
646-888-0129
jankausg@mskcc.org
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:13pm

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

If you were diagnosed with Stage III or IV ovarian cancer 8 or more years ago you may qualify for this study. This research project will specifically determine molecular features within tumors along with genetic, quality of life, and lifestyle features that predict for long-term survival for patients with Stages III and IV ovarian cancer. There is clearly something unique among patients who survive Stage III or IV ovarian cancer long term, and we believe that when we understand what this is, we can increase the number of long- and longer-term survivors.  If you are interested in this project and want to know more, please feel free to contact us. 

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:
Giulia Fulci
617-643-5130
gfulci@partners.org
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