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Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop and Study for Cancer Survivors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00962494
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2013
University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kate Lorig, Stanford University

Brief Summary:
Cancer: Surviving and Thriving is a 6-week workshop for cancer survivors. The overall goal of the study is to determine whether an online cancer survivor education and support workshop can have lasting beneficial effects in helping survivors improve their self-management of health skills and quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blood Cancer Breast Cancer Prostatic Neoplasms Colorectal Neoplasms Neoplasms Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This workshop is aimed at helping you better manage your own health and the demands placed on you because of your cancer diagnosis. It is hoped that the workshop will give you the skills needed to reduce stress and improve your quality of life. If successful, the workshop can be made available to other cancer survivors.

Each workshop is 6 weeks with new lessons each week. You will be asked to log on at your convenience 2-3 times each week for a total of 1-2 hours, to read the lessons, complete assignments, and share your ideas and experiences with your classmates. There are no requirements that participants log in at the same time.

With the moderators and other workshop participants, you will discuss:

  • Healthy eating
  • Managing fatigue
  • Managing stress
  • Starting and maintaining an appropriate physical activity program
  • Getting a good night's sleep
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Solving the problems caused by having had cancer
  • Communicating better with your health care professionals
  • Communicating better with your friends, family and coworkers

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 585 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Cancer Survivors Online Self-Management Workshop
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: online workshop Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Document patterns of health care utilization [ Time Frame: 2011 ]
  2. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
  3. Outcome Measure: Better Interactions with Oncologists [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]
  4. Health Behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction with intervention [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Inclusion Criteria:Any adult (19 and over) cancer survivor living in the United States who: 1) was diagnosed within the past 5 years with a new or recurring cancer since the original diagnosis; 2) has completed their cancer treatment (surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy); 3) isn't currently being treated for cancer except for hormonal therapy; and 4) has and email account and access to high speed internet connection. Exclusion Criteria:Not meeting the inclusion criteria

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00962494

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United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
United Kingdom
Macmillan Cancer Support
London, UK, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center
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Principal Investigator: Kate R Lorig Stanford University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Kate Lorig, Professor of Medicine, Emerita, Stanford University Identifier: NCT00962494    
Other Study ID Numbers: VAR0044
SU-07292009-3460 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
First Posted: August 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hematologic Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Prostatic Diseases
Hematologic Diseases