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The purpose of this study is to see whether programs that include both a patient and their spouse or a patient and family caregiver (known as a dyad) are helpful for families in which one member of the dyad has cancer and mild memory difficulties and/or concerns. Participant and their spouse or participant and their family caregiver will have six, 60-minute video-conference sessions which will be scheduled at their convenience. The investigator will loan participants a tablet computer (iPad) to use for videoconferencing and train the participant in its use. Participant and their spouse or participant and their family caregiver will complete three assessments - one before starting the sessions, one after the sixth session, and one after 1 month. Each assessment will include surveys, which the participant will complete separately from their spouse or family caregiver. For most people, it will take upwards of 2 - 4 months to complete this study.
This proposed intervention centers on improving survivorship outcomes among African American and Latinx cancer survivor and caregiver dyads. As a result, there will be four major outcomes. First, as a result of partnership with minority social institutions (e.g. faith leaders), we will develop an in-depth culturally sensitive curriculum and survivorship care plan for Cancer Survivorship and Caregiver Leaders Aimed for Minority Populations (CSC LAMPs). Second, we will increase knowledge and skills by evaluating a comprehensive cancer survivorship training program designed for underserved health professional students. Third, the implementation of this program will improve survivorship outcomes among African American and Latinx cancer survivors with advanced stage cancer and their caregivers. Lastly, this study will build sustainability for underserved minorities with the training of 30 future healthcare providers as a valuable community resource for improving cancer survivorship outcomes. The long-term outcomes of the CSC LAMPs program will generate workforce capacity and diversity in cancer-based clinical practice, research, and community advocacy for underserved minority cancer survivors and caregivers.
Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the use of surgery in an attempt to cure the majority of solid tumors, metastasis from residual cancer cells still remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. General anesthesia and surgical stress during surgery suppress the immune response by directly affecting the immune system or by activating the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis and the sympathetic nervous system. The aim of our prospective observational study was to assess the value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio regarding outcome underwent cancer surgery. Primary aim is to assess the preoperative and postoperative values of inhalational anesthesia vs total intravenous anesthesia.
Since the 60's and 70's, the soar of audiovisual technologies allowed the development of virtual reality (VR). These technologies were then adapted to help reducing anxiety and pain during medical procedures. For visual or audio stimulation, the use of glasses or helmet is frequent. However, little is know about the efficacy of technologies which are not isolating the patient from his real environment during medical care. With this study, the investigators will assess the impact of this kind of sensitive stimulation without isolating the patient, on reducing the anxiety during intravenous treatment in patients with cancer. The machine the investigators are using is projecting relaxing nature movies on the ceiling of the room, with nature sounds or relaxing music.
This study will test whether avatrombopag is an effective treatment for thrombocytopenia in people who have both cancer and a liver disease (such as cirrhosis, cholangitis, or hepatitis). Researchers will look at whether giving participants avatrombopag for 3 weeks can raise their platelet levels enough for them to begin chemotherapy. The study will also test whether avatrombopag can continue to be effective against thrombocytopenia while participants are on chemotherapy for 12 weeks or longer. In addition, researchers will determine how safe the study drug is in participants.
The study aims to investigate the impact of pharmacist delivered interventions on hospice patients quality metric scores.
The investigators propose a pilot study of monitoring a sample of 6 older patients receiving active cancer treatment over a period of 6 months with in-home sensor monitors installed and maintained by Foresite Healthcare. The investigators also propose exploring the beliefs and attitudes of those who are not willing to allow in-home sensor monitoring by asking them to complete a brief survey related to in-home sensor monitoring. The investigators hypothesize that patients will find the equipment acceptable and unintrusive, that changes in home-monitored patient parameters will precede clinical events and that patient trajectories will be more fully characterized with the in home sensors.
The purpose of this prospective, non-randomized, single-center pilot exploratory study is to investigate whether established circulating tumor cell (CTC) cultures have a similar response to targeted therapy treatment as the in vivo (patients') disease.
This Study evaluates the effectiveness of Hypertonic Saline Bath in reducing the Cancer nodules' size, number and SUVmax.
Pembrolizumab will have significant clinical activity in patients with Intermediate and high risk MF, advanced PV who have been resistant, failed or are intolerant to JAK2 inhibitor therapy and the activity may be enhanced in combination with JAK2 inhibition by Ruxolitinib; similarly MDS/MPN and CMML patients for who no standard therapies are available will exhibit responses to PD-1 or dual JAK2 and PD-1 treatment. Adding JAK2 inhibitor Ruxolitinib to Pembrolizumab will have significant activity in patients with advanced, progressive HL who failed single agent PD-1 inhibition.