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Treatment summary and survivorship care plans (TSSPs) are poorly studied in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients, and given the high frequency of unmet needs, this patient population has potentially the most to benefit from the implementation of TSSPs. A preliminary feasibility randomized control trial (RCT) at London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) of 18 patients with HNC evaluating the implementation of TSSPs, found that patients assigned to the intervention group had a 15% higher rate of physician implementation of survivorship care needs compared to the usual care group (40% versus 25%, respectively). Results of the pilot study indicated that successful execution of TSSPs and counselling sessions for HNC patients is feasible. In follow up to the initial feasibility trial, the present investigation seeks to execute a large-scale single arm trial to evaluate a TSSP and counselling intervention specifically tailored to the needs of this vulnerable cancer population. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the delivery of a TSSP during a one-on-one counselling session with HNC survivors to determine whether the intervention results in improved implementation of recommendations for HNC survivors. The investigators will aim to have 40% of survivorship recommendations implemented by 12 months post-intervention. Secondary study objectives will evaluate quality of life and satisfaction with care at 12 months post-intervention.
The objective of this study is 1) to study the acute and chronic effect of resistance therapeutic physical exercise (RTPE) in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) in breast cancer survivors at risk using variables related to the lymphatic response; 2) Study the possible relationship between changes in body composition at a local and regional level and volume changes produced by RTPE in patients at risk of suffering from BCRL.
This study aims to establish a holistic framework for continuous cancer survival surveillance in Russian regions with high-quality population-based cancer registry data. The data from the population-based cancer registries of the Northwestern regions of Russia will be used to assess net and cause-specific survival trends.
The overall objective of this nationwide Swedish project is to identify strategies that can help reduce the suffering and improve the survivorship among patients surgically treated for oesophageal cancer. This objective can be accomplished by a broad research approach that aims to: 1. describe health-related quality of life (HRQL) 2. identify risk factors and preventive actions for poor HRQL
This pilot trial aims to determine the feasibility, usability, acceptability, and preliminary effect of the symptom management mHealth app. Participants meeting the aforementioned criteria (section d(i)) will be eligible to participate.
This study protocol describes the design and methods of the PanCareSurPass (PCSP) multi-country implementation study of the Survivorship Passport v2.0 (short: PCSP implementation study), which is part of the PCSP project that has received funding through the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 Programme. The cohort study will inform researchers and stakeholders on the process and outcomes of implementing the Survivorship Passport (SurPass) v2.0 in the Electronic Health Information Systems (EHIS) of six clinics in the EU countries Austria (CCRI), Belgium (KU Leuven), Germany (UMC-Mainz/UzL), Italy (IGG), Lithuania (VULSK) and Spain (HULAFE). The SurPass comprises two main components, the Treatment Summary (TS) including demographic, diagnosis and treatment data and the personalized Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) including individual follow-up care recommendations. The SCP is based on internationally approved, organ-specific follow-up care recommendations. The SurPass is used as a tool to assist both Childhood Cancer Survivors (CCS) and Health Care Providers (HCPs) to improve Long-Term Follow-Up (LTFU) care, in a care partnership, supporting CCS empowerment and satisfaction with care, as well as shared decision-making by CCS and HCPs. People-centred care is important in CCS since they are a vulnerable population known to be at higher risk of developing chronic conditions as compared to their peers in the general population. The overall aim of the cohort study is to evaluate the implementation of the SurPass v2.0 in the six centres by testing the feasibility of test wise implementation of the SurPass v2.0 in different health system scenarios and assessing the people-centred LTFU care for CCS with the SurPass as a tool and the cost effectiveness. Six long term follow-up clinics across Europe will enrol eligible, consented CCS and generate personalised digital SurPass. Eligible participants for the main study cohort will be CCS more than 5 years after diagnosis and with an identified treatment burden based on actual exposure to respective treatments (Cumulative Treatment Doses (CTD) of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy). In preparation of the clinic visit, HCPs/local data monitors will use the SurPass v2.0 platform to generate the TS (semi-automated or manual data entry) from which, in turn, the preliminary SCP is automatically created using the built-in algorithms for each consented survivor. During the clinic visit the preliminary SCP is discussed with the Survivor, and tailored to meet the CCS personal needs and a final SCP will be generated. The SCP will include detailed country-specific recommendations, where applicable. The SurPass v2.0 (TS + SCP) will then be integrated into the institutional EHIS, as well as in the survivor's national/regional Electronic Health Platform (EHP) where available. CCS who give informed consent will complete (online) study questionnaires at two measuring points: before the visit to the clinic, and after they received the SurPass during the clinical visit. HCPs will also provide study data: the TS which went into the SurPass (clinical data) and data to monitor the implementation and assess the barriers and facilitators of implementing the SurPass. In addition, data will be collected from both survivors and health care providers to assess the cost-effectiveness of implementing the SurPass. Regarding the outcome evaluation, the main outcome is the change in levels of activation of survivor or caregiver, as assessed using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) prior and after clinic visit. Further measurements will be made related to: empowerment, satisfaction with the digital SurPass tool, emotional impacts, quality of life and additional costs of CCS. The main outcome will be analysed by multivariable logistic regression. Analysis for the secondary outcomes will be mostly descriptive. The economic assessment will be analysed by cost analysis, cost utility analysis and multi-criteria decision analysis. The study will be conducted in accordance with the guidelines of good clinical practice (ICH/GCP) and the Helsinki Declaration. The investigators will carefully address all ethical, legal and safety aspects of the study and fully comply with prevailing national and EU regulations and legislation.
Surveillance and aftercare for curatively treated primary breast cancer patients is currently mostly 'one-size-fits-all', but can be personalized based on patients' risk of recurrence (depending on patient-, tumor- and treatment-related characteristics) and their personal needs and preferences. The use of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) based on individual risks and needs might reduce unnecessary burden to the patient, increase quality of life and lower the costs of follow-up. The NABOR study will examine the effectiveness of personalized follow-up care, consisting of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) incorporating individual recurrence risks and personal needs of breast cancer patients. The main question it aims to answer is: 'what is the effectiveness of personalized surveillance (PSP) and aftercare plans (PAP), compared to current follow-up care, on cancer worry and self-rated overall quality of life (EQ-VAS)'. Also the effect of PSP and PAP on health-related quality of life (EQ-5D), societal participation, risk perception, patient satisfaction, patients' need for support, shared decision-making, health care costs and resource use, cost-effectiveness, and number and severity of the detected recurrences will be investigated. Next, the uptake and appreciation of the personalized plans and related factors (patient, caregiver, hospital and societal/financial) will be evaluated. Patients participating in the study will have to fill in several questionnaires and give consent for requesting data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry and from their electronic health records (EHR). The use of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) will be implemented stepwise over a period of nine months in ten participating hospitals. To collect observations of both pre- and post-transition to PSP and PAP, each hospital will include patients during the nine months before and after its transition to personalized care. In the future, the results of this project, i.e. the developed tools, can also be used for personalization of survivorship care for other cancer survivors. More broadly, all findings will be actively shared with interested healthcare professionals and other interested parties in the Netherlands.
Frailty is one of the main reasons older adults lose independence. Frailty describes a reduced ability to withstand stress on the physiological scale, or a reduced physiological reserve. The theory is that entrainment of circadian rhythm via time-restricted eating will improve the body's ability to predict energy supply and demand, and therefore enable the body to allocate more resources to anabolic processes and promote resilience to cancer treatment, thereby preventing the progression of frailty. A total of 30 individuals over 55 years old undergoing ADT therapy for prostate cancer will be recruited. Participants will be randomized 1:1 to a 12-week TRE intervention or a time-unrestricted nutrition control intervention. At baseline and post-intervention, Fried's Frailty Index will be used to assess frailty, and a novel set of five physiological responsiveness measures will be used to assess physiological responsiveness-1) lying-to-standing blood pressure, 2) heart rate variability, 3) oral glucose tolerance test, 4) 24-hour circadian cortisol rhythm, and 5) usual vs. fast gait speed. These data will allow assessment of 1) the feasibility of TRE among patients with prostate cancer during ADT treatment with the ultimate goal of optimizing an intervention to prevent the progression of frailty, and 2) the effects of TRE vs. control on frailty and physiological responsiveness.
The improvement or preservation of quality of life (QoL) is one of the three pillars of the European Union (EU) Mission on Cancer, which underpins the needs of patients from cancer diagnosis throughout treatment, survivorship, and advanced terminal stages. Clinical studies and real-world data show that the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for QoL assessment in routine oncology practice has positive effects on patient wellbeing and healthcare resource utilization. However, full implementation of PROMs is not yet part of standard of care and is not adequately considered in cancer policies and programs. A comprehensive tool incorporating the perspective of patients at different stages of the disease trajectory and widely applicable across Europe is still lacking. The European Oncology Quality of Life Toolkit (EUonQoL-Kit) is a unified patient-centred tool for the assessment of QoL, developed from preferences and priorities of people with past or current cancer experience. The EUonQoL-Kit includes three electronic questionnaires, specifically designed for different disease phases (patients in active treatment, survivors, and patients in palliative care), available in both static and dynamic (Computer Adaptive Testing, CAT) versions and in several European languages. This is a multicentre observational study, with the following aims: - The primary aim is to perform the psychometric validation of the EUonQoL-Kit. - Secondary aims are to assess its acceptability, to validate the CAT version, and to provide estimates of QoL across different European countries. The EUonQoL-Kit will be administered to a sample of cancer patients and survivors from 46 European cancer centres. The sample will include patients in active treatment (group A), survivors (group B), and patients in Palliative Care (group C). Each centre will recruit 100 patients (40 from group A, 30 from group B, 30 from group C), for an overall sample size of 4,600 patients (at least 4,000 patients are assumed to be enrolled, due to an expected lower recruitment rate of 10-15%). Three sub-samples of patients (each corresponding to 10% of the total sample for each centre) will fill in an additional questionnaire: - EORTC QLQ-C30, to test concurrent validity. - Live-CAT version, to test the feasibility of such implementation. - EUonQoL-Kit, 2-7 days after the first completion, to assess test-retest reliability.
To evaluate the feasibility of introducing a men's cancer survivorship programme into routine follow up care in patients with advanced genitourinary malignancies.