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Cannabis Use Patterns Among Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05132842
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 24, 2021
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University

Brief Summary:
This study determines patterns of cannabis use among cancer patients. Information collected in this study may help doctors to understand patient use of cannabis therapy, their knowledge and experiences with this therapy, benefits and risks associated with its use, and whether or to what extent they are discussing it with their health care providers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm Malignant Solid Neoplasm Other: Survey Administration

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To identify the frequency, modes, and duration of cannabis use, assess experiences with obtaining and using cannabis, as well as reasons for use and perceived risks and benefits of its use among cancer patients who are undergoing or have recently completed active treatment.

Ia. To uncover disparities in use of cannabis, perceptions of use, and communication with providers among cancer patients who are identify as racial and ethnic minorities, have low health or digital literacy, are of older age or low socioeconomic status.

II. Among cancer patients with a known medical marijuana certification, assess the impact of cannabis on pain management, anxiety, anorexia, and quality of life, as well as their communication with their oncology team about their procurement and use of cannabis.

OUTLINE:

Patients complete a survey about knowledge and awareness of medical cannabis, perceived risks and benefits of cannabis, mode and frequency of use (if applicable), impact on cancer-related symptoms, patient provider discussions about cannabis, and demographic characteristics including health and digital literacy.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Determining Patterns of Cannabis Use Among Cancer Patients
Actual Study Start Date : February 25, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 29, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 29, 2022

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Observational (survey)
Patients complete a survey about knowledge and awareness of medical cannabis, perceived risks and benefits of cannabis, mode and frequency of use (if applicable), impact on cancer-related symptoms, patient provider discussions about cannabis, and demographic characteristics including health and digital literacy.
Other: Survey Administration
Complete a Survey




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survey data analysis [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    Respondent demographics and clinical characteristics and survey responses



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who had at least one medical or radiation oncology appointment within last 3 years at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) cancer centers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provide signed and dated informed consent form
  • English speaking
  • Willing to comply with all study procedures and be available for the duration of the study
  • Any individual >= 18 years old
  • At least one medical or radiation oncology appoint within the last 3 years at one of the SKCC cancer center campuses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
  • Not a cancer patient at one of the SKCC campuses
  • Deceased

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05132842


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Contact: Brooke Worster    215-955-1888    Brooke.Worster@jefferson.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05132842    
Other Study ID Numbers: 21F.175
First Posted: November 24, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2021
Last Verified: November 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms