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Pilot Study to Investigate Advanced Cancer Patient's Perspective of Their Prognosis, Goals of Treatment, and Quality of Communication With Their Oncologists


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Gastric Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Biliary Cancer

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Trial Information

Pilot Study to Investigate Advanced Cancer Patient's Perspective of Their Prognosis, Goals of Treatment, and Quality of Communication With Their Oncologists


- Participants will be asked to answer a few basic questions regarding race, ethnicity,
religion, relationship status, education, income, and living situation.

- They will then be asked to complete a questionnaire which contains questions about
their mood, spirituality, quality of life and their understanding of their treatment
and prognosis and their communication with their oncologist. They will complete these
questionnaires in the clinic or infusion room on one of their regularly scheduled
visit.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Confirmed new diagnosis of advanced gastric, esophageal, pancreatic, and
hepatobiliary cancer, not being treated with curative intent.

- Planning to receive chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital

- Ability to read and respond to questions in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior chemotherapy for current stage of disease.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Outcome Measure:

Completion of surveys

Outcome Time Frame:

1 year

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Jennifer Temel, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Massachusetts General Hospital

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

10-219

NCT ID:

NCT01401894

Start Date:

October 2010

Completion Date:

June 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Gastric Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • advanced cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Stomach Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms

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Location

Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, Massachusetts  02114-2617