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This is a prospective, multisite, descriptive, observational clinical/epidemiological study examining both quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to clinical outcomes and organizational responses to the 2020 SARS-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic.
Endocrine therapy is the initial treatment for most hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) breast cancers. This study will evaluate the use of venetoclax in combination with capecitabine in adult participants with HR+, HER2-, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who had disease progression following treatment that included a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor. Venetoclax is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of breast cancer. This study is open-label meaning both the participants and study doctors will know what treatment is being given. The study includes two phases: dose escalation and dose expansion. In dose escalation, participants will receive various doses of venetoclax in combination with capecitabine. In dose expansion, participants will receive the recommended dose of venetoclax determined during dose escalation in combination with capecitabine. Adult participants with locally advanced or MBC that is not amenable to curative therapy will be enrolled. Around 42 participants will be enrolled at approximately 20 sites worldwide. Venetoclax and capecitabine will be administered on a 21-day cycle. During dose escalation, participants will take various doses of venetoclax as a tablet by mouth once a day and capecitabine as a tablet by mouth twice per day on days 1 - 14 of each cycle for approximately 30 weeks. During dose expansion, participants will take venetoclax at the dose identified during dose escalation as a tablet by mouth once a day and capecitabine as a tablet by mouth twice per day on days 1 - 14 of each cycle for approximately 30 weeks. There may be a higher burden for participants in this trial compared to standard of care. Participants will attend weekly visits during the course of the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, and evaluating for side effects.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is a solid tumor, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the lung. It is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for around 85% of lung cancers. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy (how well the study drug works against the disease) of venetoclax in combination with pembrolizumab in participants with NSCLC. Venetoclax is a drug that kills cancer cells by blocking a protein (part of a cell) that allows cancer cells to stay alive. Pembrolizumab is approved drug for the treatment of NSCLC. It works with your immune system to help fight certain cancers. The study is split into two portions - dose escalation and randomization. Participants are assigned one of the three treatment groups to receive pembrolizumab alone or in combination with venetoclax. Each group receives a different treatment. Participants who are at least 18 years of age with a diagnosis of NSCLC will be enrolled. Around 100 participants will be enrolled in the study in approximately 44 sites across United States. Participants will receive intravenous (IV) infusion of pembrolizumab alone or in combination with oral venetoclax tablets. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the course of the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, checking for side effects and completing questionnaires.
The objective of the current project is to pilot the evaluation of the health and economic benefits of having online access to health information in the context of providing telemedicine support for oncology patients receiving outpatient systemic therapy in Ontario. This pilot study will determine the feasibility of conducting a full-scale randomized controlled trial that could definitively determine whether the addition of access to patients' health information in the after-hours telemedicine program reduces emergency department use, affect patients' experience of care, or improve patient-reported health. The study will be conducted at, and with patients from, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre (SRCC) at Southlake. Eligible patients will be adults (at least 18 years of age) with a confirmed cancer diagnosis, and initiating or continuing treatment with systemic therapy at the SRCC. Prospective patients will be randomized across two arms. Recruitment will take place during a 6.5-month recruitment period and followed up for a period of 3 months.
This is an observational study of medical marijuana manufactured and dispensed by Ilera and given as standard treatment for a variety of approved serious medical conditions as defined by individual state law. All patients who are receiving one of the four formulations (Dream, Soothe, Shine and Ease) of medical marijuana will be provided a study flyer and asked to contact the study team via phone or email. Once the study team confirms eligibility, the study team will meet the subject face-to-face most likely at their dispensary (or other mutually agreeable location) and obtain informed consent, and assent when appropriate. Initial baseline demographic information, medical history and medication inventory will be completed. Also, since it is possible that the Investigators will enroll subjects across the region, Investigators anticipate the need to seek consent over the phone for many patients. This will be done via Skype, Go to Meeting, Facetime or similar platforms so that the Investigators can have a face to face interaction with the potential subjects. Regardless of where this discussion takes place (i.e., in person or via the web), all reasonable safeguards to ensure patient privacy will be taken. Patients or their legally authorized representative (LAR) will be given sufficient (i.e., up to several hours/days) to make a decision to participate in this study. Study staff will fax or email the consent form for their signature and no study procedures will begin until the signed consent form is received by the study team. The subjects or their LARs will be instructed on obtaining the blood samples. Blood draws will be completed in the subjects' home after one of their standard doses is taken.
This observational cohort study of patients who received cancer treatment (of any modality) in the last 18 months are evaluated by the use of a validated QOL tool (FACT-GP) and are evaluated via telephone or in person or both. Patients with high-risk for unmet needs or distress as determined by the FACT-GP are referred to an in-person Multidisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Clinic. This is considered standard of care at the investigator's institution and is part of the continuous clinical quality improvement program within the Geisinger Cancer Institute.
Background: To effectively alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for patients with serious illness and their caregivers, palliative care (PC) services must be offered across multiple settings. Research is needed to determine how best to optimize home-based palliative care (HBPC) services to meet the needs of individuals with high symptom burden and functional limitations. Aim: The investigators will compare a standard HBPC model that includes routine home visits by a nurse and provider with a more efficient tech-supported HBPC model that promotes timely inter-professional team coordination via synchronous video consultation with the provider while the nurse is in the patient's home. The investigators hypothesize that tech-supported HBPC will be as effective as standard HBPC. Design: Cluster randomized trial. Registered nurses (n~130) will be randomly assigned to the tech-supported or standard HBPC model so that half of the patient-caregiver dyads will receive one of the two models. Setting/Participants: Kaiser Permanente (15 Southern California and Oregon sites). Patients (n=10,000) with any serious illness and a prognosis of 1-2 years and their caregivers (n=4,800) Methods: Patients and caregivers will receive standard PC services: comprehensive needs assessment and care planning, pain and symptom management, education/skills training, medication management, emotional/spiritual support; care coordination, referral to other services, and 24/7 phone assistance. Results: Primary patient outcomes: symptom improvement at 1 month and days spent at home in the last six months of life; caregiver outcome: perception of preparedness for caregiving. Conclusion: Should the more efficient tech-supported HBPC model achieves comparable improvements in outcomes that matter most to patients and caregivers, this would have a lasting impact on PC practice and policy.
To assess if the CMB305 vaccine regimen may help the body's immune system to slow or stop the growth of synovial sarcoma tumor and improve survival.
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and cancer often have complicated courses while hospitalized and often deal with pain, anxiety and depression. Advances in the field of technology provide potential avenues for innovative and improved care models for our patients. Virtual reality (VR) has been recently utilized to improve anxiety and pain in a variety of patient populations including children undergoing elective surgery and children experiencing intravenous cannulation in the Emergency Department. Patients with SCD and cancer, both adults and children, are a group of patients that can benefit from VR as part of their care. Over the past four years, our team has successfully implemented several self-developed mobile applications ("apps") for our patients, in addition to integrating objective data (heart rate, activity, stress) from wearable activity trackers. The investigators now propose implementing a feasibility study followed by a pilot study and randomized-controlled trial of the use of VR in patients with SCD and cancer. The investigators plan to assess pain and anxiety prior to the session as well as following the session in hospitalized patients and outpatients with SCD and cancer. The sessions will include a ten-minute relaxation response introductory narrative segment (deep breathing and mindfulness) followed by a ten-minute narrated and immersive VR. Heart rate will be tracked using an Apple iWatch for 30 minutes prior to the session, during the session, and following the session. We anticipate VR will not only be a feasible method to provide non-pharmacologic treatment, but will also significantly reduce pain and anxiety.
A study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ABT-165 plus FOLFIRI compared to bevacizumab plus FOLFIRI in participants with previously treated metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum.