This project is a pilot study to determine if use of the J-Tip Needle-Free Injection System, used to administer local anesthesia, has any effects on the appearance of skin samples when viewed under a microscope compared with skin samples that have been injected with local anesthesia using a needle. If use of the J-Tip device for local anesthesia delivery is shown not to alter the microscopic appearance of skin, anesthesia for skin biopsies in the future may potentially be performed without a needle, allowing for less fear and pain.
This study is for anyone 18 years or older who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with cancer outside of the hospital setting. The purpose of this study is to help future caregivers and patients by learning how mental fatigue affects caregivers of persons living with cancer and determine if mental fatigue, participating in self-care activities, and general caregiver quality of life are related. Informal caregivers will be invited to complete a confidential, online survey that takes between 25 and 35 minutes to finish. Caregivers who complete the survey may be contacted and asked to participate in a 45-60 minute follow up interview either online or via phone if they are interested. The results of this study will help guide future research to identify ways healthcare professionals can help caregivers handle the stresses of caregiving and provide the best care possible to their loved ones at home.
This study is for patients with melanoma. This study is being done to answer if a 1-centimeter margin as good as a 2-centimeter margin at reducing the risk of melanoma returning.
This study is for patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The purpose of this study is to see if adding a new drug called avelumab to another drug call cetuximab can increase the length of time patients are alive without their cancer getting worse.