Perception Prognosis, Goals of Treatment, and Communication
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01401894
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : July 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2017
Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
El-Jawahri, Areej,M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
The purpose of this research study is to assess what the participant understands about their illness, prognosis, the goals of the cancer treatment and their communication with their oncology providers. This study will help us to figure out how the investigators can improve how other patients understand their illness and goals of treatment and help us improve communication with their doctors. This research is being done because there is not a lot of information on how much patients understand about their illness and prognosis.
Condition or disease
Gastric CancerEsophageal CancerPancreatic CancerLiver CancerBiliary Cancer
Participants will be asked to answer a few basic questions regarding race, ethnicity, religion, relationship status, education, income, and living situation.
They will then be asked to complete a questionnaire which contains questions about their mood, spirituality, quality of life and their understanding of their treatment and prognosis and their communication with their oncologist. They will complete these questionnaires in the clinic or infusion room on one of their regularly scheduled visit.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients with a recent diagnosis of advanced gastric, esophageal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancer, not being treated with curative intent and receiving their cancer care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Confirmed new diagnosis of advanced gastric, esophageal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary cancer, not being treated with curative intent.
Planning to receive chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital
Ability to read and respond to questions in English.