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NCI Community Cancer Center Pilot Program Patient Survey


N/A
21 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Malignant Neoplasms

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Trial Information

NCI Community Cancer Center Pilot Program Patient Survey


BACKGROUND:

The NCI Community Cancer Centers Pilot Program (NCCCP), http://ncccp.cancer.gov, is a
three-year pilot program to test the concept of a national network of community cancer
centers to expand cancer research and deliver the latest, most advanced cancer care to a
greater number of Americans in the communities in which they live.The pilot program is
designed to encourage the collaboration of private-practice medical, surgical, and radiation
oncologists, with close links to NCI research and to the network of 63 NCI-designated cancer
Centers principally based at large research universities. NCI contracted with RTI
International (ww.rti.org) to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the NCCCP pilot program
using multiple methodologies, including a survey of cancer patients receiving care at the
pilot sites.

OBJECTIVES:

The goal of the patient survey is to gain an understanding of the clinical experiences of
adult patients who receive services at the NCCCP pilot sites and to assess if and how their
experience change over the pilot period. Specifically, the survey instrument seeks to
collect data about patients' information needs and awareness of the NCCCP program; clinical
trials experience; access to health care; perspectives on patient-provider communication;
and experiences with patient navigation, self-management, medical decision making, and
survivorship; as well as their satisfaction with care and quality of life.

ELIGIBILITY:

Each of the ten participating Centers will create a de-identified electronic file of all
patients who meet the inclusion criteria:

1. living patients who are listed on a NCCCP site's cancer registry;

2. cancer patients age 21 years and older at the time of sampling; and

3. cancer patients who had 1or more cancer treatment outpatient visits at their Cancer
Center since July 1, 2007 for the 1st round of data collection, and since July 1, 2009
for the second data collection. Center will create this file using their cancer
registry and assign each individual a unique identification (ID) number.

DESIGN:

Each file containing the universe of eligible patients will be sent to RTI, from which 475
patients from each Center's list will be randomly selected. RTI will send a list back to
each Center indicating which 475 patient IDs were selected for inclusion in the survey. The
Center staff will match selected patient back to their master list using the Study ID number
to identify patients included in the survey. RTI will deliver 475 pre-paid patient survey
packets to each Center. The packets will include all required items except a Patient
Notification Letter, which is a cover letter introducing the study and provides instructions
on how to complete the survey. To protect patient privacy, Center staff will be responsible
for generating the mailing labels and personalized Patient Notification Letter, and mailing
the packets.

Inclusion Criteria


- INCLUSION CRITERIA:

- Living patients who are listed on an NCCCP site's cancer registry

- Cancer patients age 21 years and older at the time of sampling

- Cancer patients who had 1 or more cancer treatment outpatient visits at their cancer
center since July 1, 2007 for the first survey round and since July 1, 2009 for the
second round of the survey.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

- Persons under the age of 21 at the time of sampling.

- Persons not in the cancer registry

- Cancer patients without at least 1 or more cancer treatment outpatient visits since
July 1, 2007 for the first survey round and since July 1, 2009 for the second round
of the survey.

- Cancer patients who are deceased at the time of sampling

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Time Perspective: Retrospective

Outcome Measure:

Evaluation of NCCCP Pilot Program

Principal Investigator

Steven B Clauser, Ph.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

999909026

NCT ID:

NCT00786656

Start Date:

November 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Malignant Neoplasms
  • Cancer
  • Adults
  • Treatment
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Survey
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

Research Triangle Institute InternationalResearch Triangle Park, North Carolina  27709