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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:16am

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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:00am
Research Study

We are researchers interested in better understanding your experience with U.S. healthcare systems for treatment of breast cancer. We are looking for participants who are currently undergoing treatment, or have recently completed treatment, in the U.S. for breast cancer to talk with us about your experience. For this study, you will participate in a 45-60 minute interview via Zoom. Note: We will not ask you specific questions about your medical situation. In exchange for completing the interview you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

 

Interested participants should contact Danielle Brick, Ph.D, healthcarestudyunh@gmail.com 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:
Danielle Brick
5082547161
danielle.brick@unh.edu
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:02am

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 9:45am
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.

 

5/19 – Understanding the Role of Immunotherapy in Treating Cancer, Part I of New Trends in Immunotherapy

5/20 – Progress in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

5/24 – What’s New in Diagnostic Technologies for People Living with Blood Cancers, Part II of The Role of Diagnostic Technologies in Transforming the Treatment of People Living with Cancer

5/26 – Managing the Side Effects of Immunotherapy, Part II of New Trends in Immunotherapy

6/1 – Medical Update on Ovarian Cancer

6/2 – For Caregivers: Practical Tips to Cope with Your Loved One’s Bladder Cancer, Part II of Living with Bladder Cancer

6/3 – Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

6/8 – Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer

6/11 – Update on the Treatment of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

6/14 – New Perspectives in the Treatment of Advanced Skin Cancer: Advanced Basal Cell and Squamous Cell, Part I of Living with Advanced Skin Cancer and Melanoma

6/15 – Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer, Part I of Living with Lung Cancer

6/16 – Progress in the Treatment of Myelofibrosis

6/22 – Genomic Testing & Current Trends in the Treatment of Non-Small Lung Cancer, Part II of Living with Lung Cancer

6/23 – Update on Marginal Zone Lymphoma (MZL)

6/25 – Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma, Part II of Living with Advanced Skin Cancer and Melanoma

For more information, contact:
Lorena Tan Wang
800-813-HOPE (4673)
connect@cancercare.org
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:32pm

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

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:15pm
Breast Cancer Research Survey

Hello everyone,

 

The following request is voluntary and done with altruistic motives to help future cancer patients. If you are interested in contributing to breast cancer research, please keep reading.

 

There are so many feelings that come with being diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the most common feelings is being extremely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with the news and the decisions one must quickly make. Deciding where to get treated and what treatment option to choose is central in battling this disease.

I am a medical student who has recently worked with a breast cancer surgeon for several weeks. I witnessed many patients getting diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer also runs in my family. The experiences of seeing family members getting diagnosed and working with the surgeon affected me a lot. I could see and feel how overwhelming it is to receive that diagnosis. I noticed how many patients had to decide between mastectomy and lumpectomy with radiation. Several patients would initially not have a clear idea on what surgical option would be best for them.

 

I recently started working on a project with the researcher/physiologist Dr. Harvey N. Mayrovit to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients navigate their way through surgical treatment options. We will create a guide based on the experiences of patients who have been through the different phases of treatment which will hopefully help many women out there. The guide will provide information about pain level, cosmetic factors, and overall satisfaction among other things. Our goal is for future patients to have a good knowledge base of the two surgical treatment options that comes directly form the experiences of breast cancer survivors before deciding which option works best for them.

If you are a female breast cancer survivor who has undergone either a mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation on or before 11/01/2020, please support this research by taking part in our anonymous survey which would take less than 3 minutes.

 

Research survey:   https://forms.gle/TV813R3K5KZYHLZz9  

 

 

  

For more information, contact:
Claudia Admoun
9044165265
claudia.admoun@icloud.com
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:45am

Opportunity to Get Involved (e.g. advocacy, volunteer)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:30am
Jo Cavallo

 

Hello,

I write a column called the Patient’s Corner in The ASCO Post, a partnership publication between Harborside and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is read by oncology physicians, researchers, 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.

Here is a link to a column so you can see the format: https://ascopost.com/issues/april-25-2020/a-clinical-trial-saved-my-life/.

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 jcavallo@hbside.com; 212-463-9288. Please include some brief information about your cancer, including your type of cancer.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Best,

Jo Cavallo

Senior Editor and Correspondent

The ASCO Post

 

For more information, contact:
Jo Cavallo
2124639288
jcavallo@hbside.com
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:20pm

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:15am
Physical Activity Research Study for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Have you or a loved one been impacted by colorectal cancer? Are you seeking to become more active during or

after your recovery? We have an opportunity for you!

 

Colorado State University researchers are looking for colorectal cancer survivors to participate in a virtual physical

activity intervention!

 

The study includes 24 online sessions of aerobic and resistance training (2 times a week for 12 weeks) led by a

qualified instructor. There is no cost to you for participating.

 

To see if you are eligible, please 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:
Mary Hidde
970-491-4653
patplab@colostate.edu
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:59pm

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

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:45pm
Christina Kontzias

Breast cancer survivors who have undergone breast reconstruction, we would like to hear about your breast reconstruction experience! Please respond here if you are at least 18 years old and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and had reconstruction following mastectomy.

 

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction experiences vary from person to person.  The objective of this study is to examine and better understand the experience surrounding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. By doing so, we hope to shed light on ways in which surgeons can better understand the experiences of diverse patient populations and identify patients who may need more extensive support in order to obtain optimal results following post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. 
 
 
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University will use your survey responses for RESEARCH purposes to learn about breast cancer survivors’ views on their breast reconstruction. By responding to this survey, you are giving permission to have your responses used in the research study. If you do not wish to be included in the research, do not respond to this survey. Participating is completely voluntary, and we will NOT collect your name or any other identifying information. Your responses will be kept confidential with researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University
 
   
4) Any questions about this project can be directed to: 

Christina Kontzias

MD Candidate

kontziasc@vcu.edu

Kandace McGuire, MD

Department of Surgery

kandace.mcguire@vcuhealth.org

 

 

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:
Christina  Kontzias
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 1:43pm

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:30pm

Has the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer impacted your family? If so, you are invited to take part in a research study about how families cope after the diagnosis of panceatic cancer. This research study is being conducted to better understand how individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their family support person cope together through the diagnosis and treatment. It is hoped that the findings of this research can help mental health and medical proiders in understanding how to better help not only the patients but the important support persons that are also coping along with their loved ones. Please reach out to the number and email provided if you or someone you know is willing to help provide indepth stories of your personal experiecne with pancreatic 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:
Shah Hasan
812-646-6966
Shah.hasan@slu.edu
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.

Website: http://tinyurl.com/YourCancerStudy

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