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A dose escalation trial to assess the safety of AZD6738 in combination with gemcitabine in participants with advanced solid tumours.
Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial testing the efficacy of the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention among Adolescents and Young Adults with Advanced Cancer
The law of February 2nd 2016, known as Claeys-Leonetti, reformed the legislation of the end of life. It establishes in particular a right of the patient to deep and continuous sedation, makes advance directives binding but refuses access to euthanasia. It states that artificial hydration and nutrition are treatments and not cares, which means that they can be stopped once they are deemed unnecessary, disproportionate or have no other effect than artificial maintenance of life. While a number of personalities from all walks of life were heard during the parliamentary debate, it was found that patients were not asked about main issues under discussion. Therefore, the investigators found it useful to collect their opinions in the context of individual interviews. A feasibility study was carried out among 40 patients, which demonstrated the feasibility of such project. This study is the subject of an article which is currently submitted to the BMC Palliative Care Journal. The main objective is to contribute to the elaboration of the legislation on the end of life, to its adaptation to the wishes of the patients. Patients with cancer and palliative care are directly affected by the legislation on end-of-life, and it seems legitimate that these legislative provisions correspond to their expectations. The aims also to help caregivers to act in accordance with their wishes.
This project aims to identify common pharmacogenetic biomarkers predisposing children with cancer to develop hepatic VOD during their cancer treatment including HSCT. The impact of VOD occurrence and significant biomarkers will also be evaluated on outcome at day 100 and one year after HSCT. It should help to highlight factors that can contribute to the initiation of hepatic VOD. Understanding mechanisms of this toxicity and to know individual parameters of disease susceptibility becomes an important issue in the care of these children. The ultimate goal of research in this area would be to develop a personalized predictive medicine and, hopefully, prevent the occurrence of VOD from a therapeutic adaptation to each patient according to his pharmacogenetic profile (adapted prophylaxis, dose adjustment, drug combinations ...). A prospective identification of patients at risk of hepatic VOD will increase the safe use of anticancer.
In France, cancer incidence increases over the course of life and therefore it is considered as an important pathology of the elderly. Cancers are the second leading cause of death for patients over 70 years old. In 2015, 233,343 new cases of cancer were estimated for patients of 65 years and over (60.9% of estimated cancers of all ages), 42,547 new cases for older people over 85 years old (about 11% of all diagnosed cancer cases). With the expected aging of the population in the coming years, the number of patients over the age of 70 will continue to increase. Life expectancy will also increase (12 years for the people above 75 years old and more than 8 years for the people above 80 years old). The elderly are a heterogeneous population. Some people age well with few chronic diseases and a preserved autonomy. Others have several pathologies, geriatric syndromes (malnutrition, functional disorders, sensory deficits or psycho-cognitive diseases). Poly-medication is therefore common with an increased risk of iatrogenic disease. All these factors, in addition to social and economic conditions, determine the health status of the elderly. The presence of comorbidities decreases life expectancy and may itself be a contraindication to treatment. Patients in this age group are therefore particularly exposed to the risks of over- or under-treatment. The multidisciplinary team meeting (RCP) is widely used for decision making in oncology. Various official texts govern it (Plan Cancer, HAS). However, the onco-geriatric decision is usually only a complementary opinion after a RCP of a specific organ. Since 2006, the E. Herriot Hospital's Multidisciplinary team meeting has been organized to discuss cases of patients over 70 years old. The specificity is the association of a real multidisciplinary geriatric oncology discussion. The latter between medical specialist : geriatrician, oncologist, surgeon, radiotherapist, pharmacist, onco-geriatric nurse allows the development of an appropriate individualized therapeutic project for the patient. The onco-geriatric multidisciplinary team is implementing a descriptive study of the RCP for the management of patients above 70 with cancer. The Regional Network of Oncology Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a partner. The main aim is to describe the feasibility of the assessment of the follow-up of onco-geriatric recommendations 4 months after the onco-geriatric RCP of E. Herriot Hospital concerning patients with or with suspicion of cancer. The secondary aims are : 1/ To describe the process of RCP: participants, patient's characteristics and conclusions with recommendations, 2/ To assess the implementation of oncological and geriatric recommendations 4 months after RCP 3/ To assess the survival, autonomy and quality of life of patients 4 months after RCP. The hypothesis is that onco-geriatric RCP's recommendations improve the outcome for the patient. The purpose of this pilot study is to ensure that the assessment of the recommendations' follow-up at 4 months is feasible.
Multiple organizations endorse physical activity for cancer patients; however the structure for oncologist prescribed exercise has not been clearly established. A focus group study previously conducted at Gundersen Health System identified a patient preference for integrated care surrounding physical activity. Thus, the focus of this study will be to investigate the effects of a shared care model on the physical activity levels of cancer patients. The shared care model will consist of regularly scheduled visits with the patient's oncologist in combination with a clinical exercise physiologist. The clinical exercise physiologist (CEP) will assist in developing an individual activity plan with the patient. The Investigators predict the shared care model patients will have a higher level of activity, functional capacity and quality of life.
Economic impact of cancer treatments is increasing for years: increase of number of patients (385 000 new occurrences in 2015), increase of life expectancies, chronicization of diseases and increase of therapeutic innovation costs. Oral anticancer drugs allow the ambulatory turn in oncologic treatments, avoid hospitalizations dues to injectable chemotherapies and improve patient autonomy. In real life situation, these drugs still remain linked to significant drug iatrogenic effects: prevalent adverse events and potentially serious ones, drugs interactions for one other patient, considered as major in 15-20% cases, and non-observance for 30-50% patients. The resultant care overconsumption and the high cost of new oral targeted therapies appear as a substantial financial charge to the Health related program. Securing oral chemotherapy and their good practice therefore represent a real economic challenge and lead health care professionals to develop town-hospital programs of ambulatory patient's follow-up under oral anticancer drug in response of third Cancer Plan. Benefice of such interventions are proved on observance, management of adverse events and drug interactions. However, the effectiveness of these programs has not been evaluated and no studies have been conducted in France. The Investigators propose here to carry out a medico-economic study of high level of proof of the ONCORAL program. This study will be the first evaluation of the effectiveness of a program for monitoring outpatient oral cancer patients versus usual care. The results of this study will contribute to the national reflection on the path of care of patients treated by oral chemotherapy, on the assessment of needs and the evolution of the supply of care and its financing.
The investigators propose to compare the effects of a 12-week, supervised, site-based group yoga intervention on cognitive function, functional fitness, and well-being in middle-aged cancer survivors. Subjects will be randomly assigned to one of three exercise conditions: a yoga group, an aerobic walking group or a strength training group. All sessions (2-3 times per week) will be led by a trained exercise leader for a total of 150 minutes of exercise each week for the 12-week intervention.
Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) testing the efficacy of the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention among Adolescents and Young Adults receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematology malignancy.
Exercise rehabilitation has the potential as a non-pharmacological approach to reduce persistent neuropathic pain in Veterans with lung cancer. By examining the effects of exercise training in Veteran cancer survivors with NSCLC, there is the potential to revolutionize care for a: common, debilitating, and inadequately treated symptom in a growing population. This could lead to a larger investigation to fill critical gaps in the literature and at the same time help discover a new model of care for Veterans with chronic pain. The ultimate goal is to reduce this type of pain for the growing population of cancer survivors while simultaneously reducing the need for problematic opioid management.