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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.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Loughlin
8457051619
laurenloughlin@mail.adelphi.edu
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:53pm

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:45pm

Have you had one of the following surgeries or procedures?

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Treatment for Kidney Stones
  • Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Kidney Diaslysis
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Mastectomy or Lumpectomy

Or have you been hospitalized for any of the following conditions?

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Psychosis
  • Bleeding from the Large Intestine
  • Acute Kidney Injury

See if you're eligible to participate in our study by filling out this quick form.

Those who are elected to participate in a 30-minute phone call will receive $25!

 

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:
Jonah Harris
3012942890
jonahharris@westat.com
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:27pm

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:00am
Casting for Confidence 2018
Frog Hollow

The Georgia Women Fly Fishers are promoting Casting For Confidence (CFC). This is a free, one-day fly fishing retreat that is open to women who are cancer survivors. 

Participants will enjoy a fun filled day learning about the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction to include casting, basic knot tying, gear breakdown, bug entomology, and more! All gear, supplies, and food to be provided by GWFF at no cost to our participants. 

The event will take place at Frog Hollow in Dahlonega, GA. This is private trophy water on the Chestatee River. Home to some mighty fine, LARGE, Trout. 

We have 12 slots this year. Priority will be given to applicants who are new to CFC. Slots will be filled in the order that the applications are received. Please respond by September 6th if possible!

Link to Application: 
http://www.georgiawomenflyfishing.com/cfc-2018

For more information, contact:
Liz Lucabaugh
706-366-8627
lizhallaine@gmail.com
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:44pm

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00am

My name is MJ DeCoteau and I am the executive director of Rethink Breast Cancer (www.rethinkbreastcancer.com) – a Canadian patient group dedicated to building community for young women dealing with breast cancer and providing support and resources to help them live the best quality of life.

 

We are looking for woman with ER-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer and women who have been treated with Ibrance (palbociclib) in combination with Faslodex (fulvestrant) to talk about their treatment experience.

The Canadian government will soon be reviewing the use of Ibrance to treat ER-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer and Rethink Breast Cancer will be making a submission to ensure that patient voices are represented and considered during the review process.

 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIVE IN CANADA TO PARTICIPATE.

If you are interested in talking about your experiences, we would like to ask you to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VNRHDRB

If you would like to speak with us directly about your cancer or treatment experience, you can contact Shawna Rich-Ginsberg at shawna@rethinkbreastcancer.com.

We would also like to invite your family or friends to talk about their experience caring for a patient being treated with Ibrance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VF9RRDG

MJ DeCoteau

Founder + Executive Director

Rethink Breast Cancer

For more information, contact:
Shawna Rich-Ginsberg
shawna@rethinkbreastcancer.com
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:03pm

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
Erik Wibowo
Online

Many men have poor sleep after prostate cancer treatment. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please consider joining an online study to identify what factors are associated with sleep problems in prostate cancer patients.

Dr Erik Wibowo from the University of Otago in New Zealand is leading a sleep study on prostate cancer patients and is seeking participants. Data from this study could be used by clinicians to optimize treatment for patients and partners who experience sleep problems.

The study comprises an online questionnaire which takes about 45 minutes to complete. Participants can enter into a raffle for a chance to win a $100 NZD VISA gift card. Click the link to take part in the study.  http://j.mp/2tpIHxW

For more information, contact:
Erik Wibowo
+6434704692
erik.wibowo@otago.ac.nz
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
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:31am

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 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 Time. For details and to register for a workshop, call 800-813-HOPE (4673), or visit the CancerCare website at www.cancercare.org/connect.

 

9/26 – The Benefits of Clinical Trials for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

10/15 – Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment

10/18 – Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

10/22 – Genomics and the Future of Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments

10/23 – Coping with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

10/26 – Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

11/7 – Genomics and What’s New in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

11/13 – Genomic Testing and Current Trends in the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

11/16 – Update on CAR-T Cell Therapy for People Living with Lymphoma

11/20 – What’s New in the Treatment of Lung Cancer, Part I of Living with Lung Cancer

11/27 – For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer, Part II of Living with Lung Cancer

11/28 – Update on Marginal Zone Lymphoma

12/11 – Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

For more information, contact:
Lorena Tan Wang
800-813-HOPE (4673)
connect@cancercare.org
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:32pm

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

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

Want to help researchers understand why people choose, or decline, to participate in cancer clinical studies? Click the link below to learn more.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/1iHsLp2RFuRT3SVR2

 

Participants will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. By being a part of this study, you will help researchers identify reasons people may or may not participate in clinical studies. With a better understanding of those reasons, researchers may be able to improve the clinical study process and experience for future patients, such as yourself.

 

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:
Kathryn Gardner
krgardner@atsu.edu
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:33am

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:30am

If you’ve taken on caregiving for a loved one in recent years and face the challenges of balancing the healthcare needs of your loved one with your own needs, we want to hear your views.

The role of the caregiver, particularly in medical decision-making, is a role taken on urgently, without warning – and often with little expertise.  Yet the needs, challenges and issues that we face as we voluntarily care for loved ones with chronic and/or debilitating illnesses or conditions can be overwhelming and time-consuming.

Our hope is that your insights will help lead to better support for caregivers in this important role. More than 70 organizations are partnering on this survey because of their keen interest in helping you, the caregiver, as you navigate medical and care decisions that affect you and your loved one.

Findings from the survey will be published, shared widely through our partners’ networks and posted on the Rx4good website. If you have questions about the survey, please contact us at info@rx4good.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:
Rachel Cannady
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:53pm

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:45pm

We are conducting a research study about people affected by head and neck cancer. 
 
If you have ever been diagnosed with any kind of head and neck cancer, we are interested in hearing from you!
 
The purpose of the study is to 1) examine the priorities and preferences of patients with head and neck cancer in regards to discussing and receiving information about sexuality (sexual function and sexual wellbeing) from healthcare professionals and 2) examine patient perceptions of existing self-report measures used to assess sexuality in patients with head and neck cancer.

If you are over the age of 21 and have access to a computer, you may be eligible to participate.

Participation will only require filling out online surveys, and you will receive a $10 gift card for your participation. 

We hope the results from this study will help to create resources about sexuality for future patients with head and neck cancer. 

If you are interested in participating, please go to: 
https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=HYLHYHRN79 

You can also call 615-343-1838, toll free 1-833-402-8664 or email Dr. Bethany Rhoten and her research team (vusnoncresearch@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions you may have about this research study.

 

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:
Bethany Rhoten
615-343-1838
vusnoncresearch@vanderbilt.edu

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