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The purpose of this study is to explore how working with a partner can influence participation in a church wellness program. There are many different types of church wellness programs. Church members are more likely to participate and achieve goals in these programs when they have peer support. The researcher would like to know what African American men and women think about working with a support partner. This information will help researchers design better church wellness programs. The participants are being asked to take part in this research because the investigators believe that it is helpful to share feelings and thoughts about experiences working with a partner to achieve health goals. This knowledge will be used to create church wellness programs that will help African American men and women prevent disease and live healthier lives.
New treatments are continually being developed to help patients living with advanced cancer, which require extensive clinical trials before authorisation for standard clinical use. Reporting of adverse events (AE) in this setting is essential to ensure treatment safety and tolerability. The current system for reporting AEs, the Common Toxicity Criteria and Adverse Events (CTCAE) relies on the clinician's interpretation of patient symptoms, but a substantial body of evidence suggests clinicians miss/underestimate AEs experienced by patients. The aim of the overall project is to explore the implementation of an electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO) system to gather adverse events data in early phase clinical trials (EPCT) patients. In Phase 1 of this study, through semi-structured interviews, we explored patient, healthcare, and clinical trial staffs' views about collecting electronic patient-reported outcomes in this setting. This work informed the direction of the current pilot. This proof-of-principle feasibility study will explore the feasibility and satisfaction with using an electronic system to remotely self-report AEs whilst on EPCT. The key objectives are to: 1. Evaluate the feasibility of using a secure online method (ePRIME system) to collect PRO-AEs in EPCT patients. 2. Explore patient satisfaction with the use of the ePRIME system to collect PRO AEs in EPCT patients. 3. Monitor the number of notifications for severe AEs generated by the system to address concerns from the interviews that ePROs will lead to increased workload. To this end, a prospective longitudinal pilot will be conducted of the ePRIME system in early phase clinical trial patients in Leeds and Sheffield. A convenience sample of patients enrolled in Phase I or Phase II trials will be recruited. Patients in general oncology and haematology clinics will be included if diagnosed with metastatic or progressive disease and are presently receiving novel agents in an academic early phase clinical trial, such as chemotherapy, targeted agents, or chemo-radiotherapy. Patients will be included in this pilot whether the trial is a test of a novel drug, drug combination, or dose escalation. The study will aim to identify, approach, and consent all eligible patients over a 12 month period. If they are over 18, able to give informed consent, have access to internet via any device, and able to read and understand English. Patients will be approached and consented within 1 month of having been entered in the clinical trial. Patients will not be eligible if they will be on the clinical trial for less than 3 months. Each patient will complete a patient-reported AE checklist at baseline (i.e. time of consent) and then weekly for 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks an end-of-study interview will be conducted to explore patient satisfaction with the system. It is envisaged that this project will provide initial information on the feasibility and acceptability of a novel electronic system to facilitate the collection of patient-reported AEs in early phase trials.
The primary purpose of this pilot study is to determine the feasibility of the Noona Healthcare Mobile PRO Application to describe oncology patient engagement using a web-based symptom self-monitoring instrument. Additionally, the studyy will dentify side effects as well as long term or chronic adverse events during and following cancer therapy based on the United States (US) National Cancer Institute (NCI) Patient Reported Outcomes Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE), and identify patients to participate in future long-term Quality of Life studies following cancer therapy. The study is not intended to compare outcomes between groups receiving different therapies.
PARC is an international phase I/II trial evaluating the safety and activity of pegylated recombinant human arginase (BCT-100) in children and young people with relapsed/refractory leukaemia, neuroblastoma, sarcoma and high grade gliomas (brain cancers). Currently the outcomes for these patients are poor and the therapeutic options are limited with a significant toxicity burden. Therefore new treatments which work in different ways to standard chemotherapy are urgently needed. Research has shown that arginine (a nutrient) is important in the survival of cancer cells. BCT-100 is a drug which can deplete arginine levels and starve cancer cells - a completely new approach. BCT-100 has been tested in adults and shown to be active with almost no side-effects. This trial will test whether this dose of BCT-100 is also safe and active in children with relapsed/refractory leukaemia, neuroblastoma, sarcoma and high grade glioma. The trial will also study how BCT-100 is broken down in the body and look for new biological markers of treatment response. Up to 64 children with relapsed cancers will be recruited over 2 years.
During the last few years, the medical care of oncohematologic cancers diagnosed patients was shaken by the arrival of new therapies : targeted therapies. Very efficient, these therapies use the oral pathway in most cases, and are taken at home. These treatments show plenty of drug interactions and side effects aren't rare and require, in their own, a rigorous follow up in order to reduce their occurrence, intensity and their impact on patients' quality of life. A bad management of the treatment could lead to an inacceptable toxicity, or to its premature interruption. With all the new administration and follow up strains in mind, we want to elaborate the medical pathway structure for these patients by reinforcing the nurse coordination and by integrating another healthcare professional : the hospital pharmacist, which is a professional especially implicated in the drug delivery, the control of drug interactions and medical advices relative to the given drug. Private healthcare professionals (referring physicians, pharmacists, private nurses), unsufficiently trained and informed about these new treatments and their side effects, are asking for further information concerning the drugs prescribed to their patients, and are willing to keep open a communication line for the home follow up. These patients, who are autonomously taking their medication, are in need to be informed and supported to insure the good management of the drug, while taking in account their environment, their knowledge of their cancer and treatment and also of all the issues that could occur during their therapy, in order to resolve them. We propose a multidisciplinary medical care taking place at the very beginning of an oral therapy treatment, in order to ensure the security of the drug administration. Patients and healthcare professionals will be closely followed during the first two treatment cycles. After this, side-effects incidence are less frequent and the usual oncohematologic follow up is sufficient.
The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of aromatherapy in relief of commonly reported symptoms in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Aromatherapy is a noninvasive, minimal risk intervention that could potentially alleviate the severity of treatment-related symptoms. This study will evaluate the ability of three aromatherapy scents (ginger, lavender, orange) to reduce the severity of seven chemotherapy-induced symptoms (nausea, vomiting, pain, anxiety/distress, fatigue, sleep difficulties, and lack of appetite). As part of the study, the participants will be asked to use an aromatherapy inhaler, which resembles a lipstick container, during three chemotherapy cycles. The participants will use the aromatherapy inhaler for 7 consecutive days. The investigators will ask the participants questions regarding demographics, clinical information, current severity of symptoms, and current methods of symptom management. The participants will rate the severity of seven different symptoms from 0 to 10 each day the aromatherapy inhaler during each of the three chemotherapy cycles (i.e., 7 consecutive days during each chemotherapy cycle). At the end of the study, the participants will be asked about his/her satisfaction with the aromatherapy used during the study. All of these measurements will provide a better understanding of the effectiveness of aromatherapy for symptom management.
The study will investigate whether a mindfulness course can help people with incurable cancer who are seen by oncologists in a particular National Health Service Hospital Trust in the United Kingdom.
The study purpose is to establish the safety and tolerability of IMA202 product in patients with certain solid tumors.
This is a Randomized Controlled Trial . The purpose of this study is to assess the hypothesis that whether a high protein diet combined with a physical activity protocol in surgical cancer patients admitted to the ICU in the post operative period is associated with better physical function at the hospital discharge as well as a better quality of life.
Study to determine the best dose of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to be administered in combination with immunotherapy drugs including urelumab, cabiralizumab and nivolumab .