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Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care

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Trial Information

Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care

The proposed study includes three aims: intervention development using focus groups,
intervention refinement based upon a pre-pilot, and a randomized controlled pilot study of
the final intervention. All participants are adult survivors of childhood cancer, males and
females from three ethnic backgrounds (Black, Hispanic, White). The randomized control
pilot is designed to assess the acceptibility/feasibility of a community-based intervention
to engage childhood cancer survivors more actively in cancer follow-up care. Pilot data on
outcome measures will provide data parameters (e.g. means and variances of groups) for
accurate power analyses and sample size calculation to support a subsequent efficacy trial.

Relevance: This project is a critical initial step towards addressing systemic problems in
transition of care and has the potential to decrease morbidity of adult childhood cancer

Outcomes include: knowledge of late effects and follow-up care, uncertainty related to 1)
relapse, 2) secondary cancers, and 3) late effects, perceived efficacy to communicate with
physician, access to childhood medical records, self-efficacy to obtain medical records, and
the number of completed health care visits at a six month follow-up interview.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with any childhood cancer excluding CNS prior to age of 18 years

- Completed treatment at least 5 years ago

- Currently cancer free and 18 years or older

- Self-identifies as African American, Hispanic/Latino, or White

Exclusion Criteria:

- Ever seen for risk-based follow-up care as an adult (18 or older)

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

scheduling a survivorship visit

Outcome Description:

Patient report of setting up an appointment at one of the three long-term follow-up clinics in Chicago or setting up an appointment with a physician who is working on a survivorship plan with the patient.

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months

Safety Issue:



United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2010

Completion Date:

November 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Childhood Cancer
  • childhood cancer survivors
  • long-term follow-up care
  • health communication
  • ethnic/racial minorities
  • longterm survivors



University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, Illinois  60612