Simultaneous Care: Linking Palliation to Clinical Trials

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2006 by University of California, Davis.
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First received: January 25, 2006
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Simultaneous Care: Linking Palliation to Clinical Trials
A Randomized Control Trial That Teaches Oncology Clinical Trial Patients and Their Caregivers Problem Solving Skills.
This is a multi-site randomized control trial taking place at six cancer centers. UC Davis is the lead site. Additional performance sites include the City of Hope Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at the Univ. of Washington, USC Norris Cancer Center, UCSD Cancer Center, and Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. Clinical trial patients and their caregivers who are randomized to the intervention arm of the study are scheduled for three educational sessions. The sessions focus on teaching problem solving skills based on the COPE problem solving model.
The project introduces and evaluates the effects of a Simultaneous Care Education Intervention, using the COPE model (Creativity, Optimism, Planning and Expert Information) developed by D'Zurilla and Nezu, as one of its key components for cancer patients in Phase I, II and III clinical trials. The SCEI team will use the COPE problem solving educational model to instruct patients on how to problem solve and manage challenges associated not only with the investigational therapy, but also the psychosocial issues that arise from cancer diagnosis, disease progression, treatment, and disease or treatment related symptoms. The educational intervention also sets up a system for regularly contacting the patient and caregiver in order to reinforce what is taught. Patients and caregivers randomized to the intervention arm will receive three education sessions. Patients and designated caregiver will be asked to complete the set of measurement tools approximately every 30 days while enrolled in the study.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
  • Solid Tumor
  • Lymphoma
Behavioral: Patients and caregivers are taught problem solving skills
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • English speaking, must have caregiver who is willing to participate, must be entering a phase 1-3 oncology clinical trial. Must be able to complete first educational session on or before treatment start date. Solid tumor or lymphoma only.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking, no caregiver available, unable to complete first educational session on or before treatment start date.
18 Years and older
Contact: Frederick J Meyers, M.D. 916 734-8596
Contact: Joan M Blais, MPA 916 734-2187
United States
NCI CA 95260, NCI CA 95260
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University of California, Davis
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Principal Investigator: Michael Carducci, M.D. Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Betty Ferrell, Ph.D City of Hope Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Anthony Back, M.D. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Univ. of Washington
Principal Investigator: Heinz Josef Lenz, M.D. USC Norris Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Joanne Mortimer, M.D. University of California, San Diego
Study Chair: Frederick J Meyers, MD University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis
January 2006

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