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Food: A Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Study Examining Food Insecurity Interventions

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cancer Patients

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Trial Information

Food: A Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Study Examining Food Insecurity Interventions

Inclusion Criteria:

- Enrolled in ICCAN

- Within two weeks (+/- 2 weeks) of starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy (may be
prior to or after starting treatment)

- Score in the range of 'very low' or 'low' food security status on the USDA Household
Food Security Module (score of 5 or higher)

- Living independently (no patient in an assisted living facility)

- Age 18 or over

- Able to provide informed consent and respond to questionnaires in either
English,Spanish, or Mandarin

Exclusion Criteria:

- Significant psychiatric disturbance verified by medical record sufficient to preclude
completion of the assessment measures, interview or informed consent (i.e. acute
psychiatric symptoms which require individual treatment)

- Presence of cognitive impairment disorder (i.e. delirium or dementia) sufficient to
preclude meaningful informed consent and/or data collection, as detected during the
ICCAN intake process.

- Can not speak English, Mandarin or Spanish.

- Has physical limitations that would prevent participation (e.g. blindness)

- Patient's household is currently receiving or applying for SNAP benefits (formerly
known as Food Stamps)

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Outcome Measure:

treatment completion

Outcome Description:

Completion of prescribed treatment, increase from 75% to 94%, as assessed by chart review (for the period from recruitment to study completion at 6 months). To determine whether participation in the interventions leads to improvements in cancer treatment completion.

Outcome Time Frame:

2 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Francesca Gany, MD, MS

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

May 2012

Completion Date:

May 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer Patients
  • Food pantry
  • Food voucher
  • Grocery delivery
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, New York  10021
Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklyn, New York  11201
Queens Hospital CenterJamaica, New York  11432
Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and PreventionNew York, New York  10035
Lincoln HospitalBronx, New York  10451