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Preparatory Aid to Improve Decision Making About Cancer Clinical Trials (PRE-ACT)


Phase 3
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors, Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Lymphoproliferative Disorder, Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Preparatory Aid to Improve Decision Making About Cancer Clinical Trials (PRE-ACT)


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- To improve preparation for consideration of clinical trials by providing tailored
information to address barriers related to knowledge, goals and values, and beliefs and
expectancies before their physician visit in patients with advanced metastatic or early
stage cancer.

Secondary

- To develop and pilot test a tailored interactive preparatory aid (PRE-ACT) to promote
informed cancer treatment decision making by addressing barriers to considering
clinical trials as a treatment option.

- To evaluate the efficacy of PRE-ACT in improving preparation for considering
participation in clinical trials by conducting a randomized clinical trial to compare
PRE-ACT vs generic clinical trial information with text (control condition).

- To investigate relevant background and psychosocial variables that are associated with
preparedness, barriers, and treatment outcomes.

- To investigate the impact of PRE-ACT on patient decisional conflict, satisfaction with
information received, satisfaction with discussion about clinical trials with the
physician, satisfaction with the treatment decision, clinical trials discussion,
clinical trials participation, and quality of informed consent.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I (PRE-ACT): Patients receive tailored feedback and video content to address
clinical trial barriers following baseline assessment.

- Arm II (control): Patients receive generic clinical trials educational feedback taken
from NCI publications following baseline assessment.

All patients complete a baseline assessment to assess demographics, personal
characteristics, preparedness, and barriers to clinical trials. All patients also undergo a
post-intervention assessment and complete a survey to measure preparedness for consideration
of clinical trials, and impact of the intervention on clinical trials barriers. A brief
patient post-consultation assessment is completed by patients within two weeks of the
physician consultation to determine whether clinical trials were discussed, patient
satisfaction with discussion about clinical trials, treatment options, treatment selection,
decisional conflict, and satisfaction with treatment decision. Quality of informed consent
is also assessed for patients participating in a clinical trial and completing the consent
process during their initial physician consultation. Each patient's physician completes a
brief Physician Post-Consultation Assessment to define cancer stage, treatment goal, and to
determine whether clinical trials were offered and accepted and if not, why not. For
patients who have not made a treatment decision after consultation, a brief follow-up phone
survey or medical chart review is used to identify the patient's treatment choice.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Diagnosis of 1 of the following:

- Advanced (metastatic) disease

- Early stage (i.e., appropriate for adjuvant therapy) disease

- Scheduled for first outpatient consultation with a medical oncologist at the Clinical
Centers

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to read and verbally communicate in English

- Patients who choose to complete the intervention at home rather than at the Clinical
Center before their visit must have high-speed (i.e., DSL or cable) Internet access

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)

Outcome Measure:

Improvement in preparation for consideration of clinical trials

Outcome Time Frame:

after pts.complete all survey measures

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Neal J. Meropol, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CASE18Z09

NCT ID:

NCT00750009

Start Date:

April 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorder
  • Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific
  • accelerated phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • acute undifferentiated leukemia
  • adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with 11q23 (MLL) abnormalities
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13;q22)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(16;16)(p13;q22)
  • adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22)
  • atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, BCR-ABL1 negative
  • blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in remission
  • childhood acute myeloid leukemia in remission
  • childhood chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • chronic myelomonocytic leukemia
  • chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
  • mast cell leukemia
  • meningeal chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • progressive hairy cell leukemia, initial treatment
  • prolymphocytic leukemia
  • recurrent adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
  • recurrent adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • recurrent childhood acute myeloid leukemia
  • refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • refractory hairy cell leukemia
  • relapsing chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • secondary acute myeloid leukemia
  • stage 0 chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage I adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • stage I chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage II adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • stage II chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage III adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • stage III chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • stage IV adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
  • stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • T-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia
  • untreated adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
  • untreated childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • untreated childhood acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid malignancies
  • untreated hairy cell leukemia
  • AIDS-related diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • AIDS-related diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • AIDS-related diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • AIDS-related immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • AIDS-related lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • AIDS-related peripheral/systemic lymphoma
  • AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma
  • AIDS-related small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent/refractory childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage I childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage II childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage III childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage IV childhood Hodgkin lymphoma
  • anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
  • cutaneous B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage I cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage II cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage III cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • stage I mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • stage II mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • stage III mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • stage IV mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
  • adult grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • adult nasal type extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
  • extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
  • nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
  • splenic marginal zone lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II mantle cell lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
  • contiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage I adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • stage I adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • stage I adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • stage I adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage I adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage I adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage I grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • stage I grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • stage I grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • stage I mantle cell lymphoma
  • stage I marginal zone lymphoma
  • stage I small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II mantle cell lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II marginal zone lymphoma
  • noncontiguous stage II small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage I childhood large cell lymphoma
  • stage I childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage I childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage II childhood large cell lymphoma
  • stage II childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage II childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage III adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage III childhood large cell lymphoma
  • stage III childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage III childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage III grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • stage III mantle cell lymphoma
  • stage III marginal zone lymphoma
  • stage III small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • stage IV adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage IV childhood large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • stage IV childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • stage IV grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • stage IV mantle cell lymphoma
  • stage IV marginal zone lymphoma
  • stage IV small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • recurrent adult Burkitt lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse mixed cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult diffuse small cleaved cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • recurrent adult immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • recurrent adult lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • recurrent childhood grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • recurrent childhood large cell lymphoma
  • recurrent childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • recurrent childhood small noncleaved cell lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 1 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 2 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent grade 3 follicular lymphoma
  • recurrent mantle cell lymphoma
  • recurrent marginal zone lymphoma
  • recurrent small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • childhood diffuse large cell lymphoma
  • childhood grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • childhood immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
  • childhood nasal type extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma
  • intraocular lymphoma
  • primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • primary central nervous system Hodgkin lymphoma
  • post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • chronic eosinophilic leukemia
  • chronic neutrophilic leukemia
  • primary myelofibrosis
  • essential thrombocythemia
  • polycythemia vera
  • extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • isolated plasmacytoma of bone
  • stage I multiple myeloma
  • stage II multiple myeloma
  • stage III multiple myeloma
  • primary systemic amyloidosis
  • refractory multiple myeloma
  • de novo myelodysplastic syndromes
  • previously treated myelodysplastic syndromes
  • secondary myelodysplastic syndromes
  • myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, unclassifiable
  • childhood myelodysplastic syndromes
  • recurrent childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage I childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage II childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage III childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • stage IV childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Neoplasms
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Preleukemia
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic
  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Anaplastic
  • Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases

Name

Location

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer InstituteDetroit, Michigan  48201
Fox Chase Cancer Center - PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19111-2497
Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterCleveland, Ohio  44106-5065
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterCleveland, Ohio  44195