Patients will complete questionnaires at 5 time points over 24 months (within 60 days of diagnosis, then at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after diagnosis). Surveys can be done either on paper or online. It is estimated that it will take 45-60 minutes to complete the first questionnaire and 20-30 minutes to complete the 3, 6, 12 and 24 month questionnaires. Information requested will be about the patient's finances and employment, as well as basic demographic information which will be obtained from the patient's medical records. Patients will be asked to provide their contact information to the ECOG-ACRIN Outcomes and Economics Assessment Unit at Brown University, which will administer the surveys.
This study is to determine the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine with or without olaratumab in the treatment of first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. There is not a set number of clinic visits and subjects can remain on study provided their disease is at least stable for each imaging time point, and if study drugs are sufficiently tolerated
This study is for men and women with colon cancer that was surgically removed but has spread to lymph nodes and is known as stage III colon cancer. The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using the drug atezolizumab along with the usual chemotherapy compared to the usual chemotherapy alone.
The overall goal of this study is to see if taking BosPure (boswellia serrata) will change the make up of the tumors of patients who have breast and colon cancer. BosPure is a supplement made from the boswellia serrata plant, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. BosPure is not approved by the United State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of your disease.
This study is for men and women with pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed by surgery this time. The purpose of this study is to compare any good and bad effects of using chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery. This study will allow the researchers to know whether which approach is better, the same, or worse than the other.
TARGET-HCC is a 5-year, longitudinal, observational study of the natural history and management of patients with HCC. The study will address important clinical questions that remain unanswered in the management of HCC with a unique research registry of participants with HCC from academic and community real-world practices. TARGET-HCC is disease focused, not drug specific, which allows for continuous acquisition of real-world evidence regarding the natural history, management, and outcomes of treatment with current therapies and new treatments that may be utilized in usual clinical practice.
The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of enrolling patients, obtaining colorectal cancer risk factor data via an in-person questionnaire, and procuring three types of biologic samples (normal mucosa biopsies, a salvia sample, and polyp tissue (if applicable)).
We will also assess the feasibility of analyzing these collected samples to assess microbial, immune protein, immune gene, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms three types of tissue.
Studies have shown that cancer patients may be at high risk for financial problems because of the cost of treatment. These financial problems can be stressful and sometimes might cause patients to avoid or refuse treatment. We want to measure how often financial problems happen in patients with colorectal cancer, using questionnaires that collect information about finances and quality of life. In order to get a full picture of the financial impact of colorectal cancer, we also want to collect credit reports for all patients in this study.
The goal of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of a chemotherapy regimen known as Modified FOLFIRINOX (mFFX) alone or with the addition of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). SBRT is a type of highly focused and precise x-ray treatment done in a total of 5 treatments. We hope to learn if this new treatment combination helps to control the disease and improve survival for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
This research study is for patients who have completed all scheduled surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for their cancer within the last 6-12 months and are currently having some type of sleep disturbance. While there is no standard treatment for sleep disturbance for cancer survivors, people who do not take part in this study may take over-the-counter or prescription medications, receive cognitive behavioral therapy, or exercise as a means of attempting to manage their sleep problems.
Sleep disturbance, particularly insomnia, is a common problem for cancer survivors. Insomnia can be described as excessive daytime napping, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up earlier than you would like. Insomnia can increase fatigue, impair physical function, impair immune function, cause circadian rhythms (known as your biological clock) to be disrupted and decrease quality of life.
Because there is no ideal standard of care for effectively treating sleep problems in cancer survivors, the purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of three different treatments for improving sleep problems and determine which is best. The three treatments are yoga, survivorship health education, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I).
Study participation will be approximately 8 months.