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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:23am

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:15am
Free Upcoming CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops

 

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 Time. For details and to register for a workshop, call 800-813-HOPE (4673), or visit the CancerCare website at www.cancercare.org/connect.

 

 

 

1/24 – New Trends in Renal Cell Cancer

 

1/29 – What’s New in the Treatment of Breast Cancer for Women of All Ages

 

1/31 – Update on Soft Tissue Sarcoma

 

2/10 – New Perspectives in the Treatment of Advanced Skin Cancer: Advanced Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers

 

2/19 – Update on Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

 

2/25 – Caregiving for Your Loved One with Mantle Cell Lymphoma

 

3/4 – Trends in Oncology and Treatment Planning: What You Need to Know, Part I of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

 

3/18 – Understanding the Costs of Care and Your Health Care Coverage, Part II of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

 

3/19 – The Latest News in the Treatment of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)

 

3/25 – Cancer and the Workplace: Understanding Your Legal Protection, Part III of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

 

4/8 – Participating in Decisions about Your Care, Part IV of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

 

4/22 – For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems, Part V of Life with Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Care

For more information, contact:
Lorena Tan Wang
800-813-HOPE (4673)
connect@cancercare.org
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:23pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to implement a study looking at cognition in those who have been affected by cancer.

The study takes about an hour and includes completing 2 questionnaires about your background and then completing 12 cognitive tasks that look at your attention and cognitive style. At the end, you will get your scores on these tests and how they compare to others who have completed the same tests.

Eligibility:

1) We are seeking women and men who have a current or past diagnosis of cancer between the ages of 18 and 89.

2) However, you cannot be currently receiving treatment for cancer (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormonal therapy etc.)

Benefits:

You will receive no direct benefits from your participation in this study. However, you will be given feedback on your performance on the tests at the end of the study. In addition, we hope this study will provide information that will further cancer researchers’ understanding of cognition in cancer affected individuals and appropriate tests to use to examine brain health in people who have had cancer.

Contact Person:

If you have any questions about this study or your eligibility, please email: bachtech@mclean.harvard.edu . Please mention "Cancer Study" in your message.

To participate in this study, please follow this link:

https://testmybrain.org/launch/nci_bridgestudy/NCIentry.php?g=a

 

 

 

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:
Todd Horowitz
2402766963
todd.horowitz@nih.gov
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:38pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:15pm

Hello there!

 

Our names are Emily Shleppey, Jihoo Seo, and Jina Song. We are graduate students in the occupational therapy (OT) program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. We are currently in the process of conducting research on “The Relationship Between Parental Needs, Child’s Quality of Life, and Occupational Therapy Services During Cancer Treatment”. We have been accepted to present our research at a national occupational therapy conference, AOTA, to share our findings and raise awareness.

 

We are seeking participants for our online survey. One must be a parent of a child (aged0-18) who is currently undergoing cancer treatment.

 

The following is the link to our survey: https://forms.gle/bApaP89hXAAXBpQ36

 

When you clink on the link, you will be led to a Consent Form page that includes a description of our study. Our survey is anonymous and completely voluntary. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at: otoncologystudy@gmail.com

 

We understand this can be a challenging time for families, but our hope is to raise awareness for pediatric oncology and especially the parents of these children because in our previous research, we found how much the parents are just as much a part of this process. We also hope to increase the knowledge of pediatric cancer for occupational therapists and encourage future services or involvement. If you know anyone that would be eligible and interested to participate in our study, we would appreciate it if you could share our post with them as well! Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

Sincerely, 

Jihoo Seo, Emily Shleppey, & Jina Song

 

For more information, contact:
Emily  Shleppey
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:23pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 10:15pm

Maurade Gormley is conducting breast cancer survivorship research funded by the National Institutes of Health at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing to better understand how Oncotype Dx® test results may influence health-related quality of life, distress, anxiety, depression, fear, and perceived risk of breast cancer recurrence. If you’ve received the Oncotype Dx® test and are willing to answer a series of questionnaires about your reaction to the test, please contact Maurade Gormley at (203) 767-6653 or via email at mh1847@nyumc.org to discuss eligibility and informed consent. Questionnaires will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes. You will receive a link to the questionnaires to complete online. You may be asked to participate in a telephone interview on a future date. The interview is voluntary. Thank you!

For more information, contact:
Maurade  Gormley
2037676653
mh1847@nyumc.org
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:15pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lauren Loughlin

The Association of Stigma and Self-Disclosure with Social Support, Mental Health, and Posttraumatic Growth Among Cancer Patients

This study examines experiences of living with cancer. You are being asked to complete a series of questionnaires that assess your experiences of stigma, self-disclosure, social support seeking and utilization, and mental health. In order to better understand how people experience cancer, we are interested in hearing the voices of cancer survivors. You will qualify for the study if you are 18 years old or older, have been diagnosed with any type of cancer six to eighteen months prior to participation in the study, and are currently post-treatment. The entire study will take about 45 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and if you are uncomfortable at any time, you are welcome to stop answering the questions. Upon completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to voluntarily provide your email address in order to enter a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Thank you for considering your participation. The study is confidential.
Please feel free to send this study to others who may qualify.
We appreciate your 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:
Lauren Loughlin
8457051619
laurenloughlin@mail.adelphi.edu
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:23pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

Purpose: The American Cancer Society is testing a modified version of the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) and is inviting you to try it. This research is being done in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

 

Procedure: Your participation is voluntary.  If you agree, you will use a modified version of CSN to participate in the community.  You will have access to all CSN content, and any posts or comments you make will be added to the CSN community, just as they are now. What is new is that you will see recommendations for content and other members that might interest you. These recommendations are based on what you have read on CSN. As you read more discussion threads, the recommended content and members will be updated. You will occasionally receive a survey to get your feedback on the new interface. We will also ask about the relevance and value of the recommended content.   These surveys will take less than three minutes to complete, and you will receive them at most once per week. We will also invite a small number of members to give more extensive feedback through a phone interview.

 

To participate in this trial, click this link: Yes, I’ll use the new CSN interface.  You can always opt-out later by clicking ‘the use the traditional CSN design’ button on your CSN user profile.

 

Principal investigators:

Robert Kraut, PhD

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh PA 15213

412 268-7694

robert.kraut@cmu.edu

 

Tenbroeck Smith

Director of Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Behavioral Research Center

American Cancer Society

Atlanta GA

 

tenbroeck.smith@cancer.org

For more information, contact:
Robert Kraut
(412) 268-7694
robert.kraut@cmu.edu