CareSTEPS: A Supportive Care Program for the Caregivers of Advanced Lung Cancer Patients


The CareSTEPS intervention fills an important service gap by providing education, skills training, and support to the caregivers of advanced lung cancer patients on active treatment. The home-based delivery format will facilitate future dissemination and outreach. By empowering families with the skills they need to provide care and meet the challenges of lung cancer, this intervention holds great promise for improving caregiver quality of life (QOL), patient QOL, and the quality of palliative and supportive care services offered to patients with advanced cancer and their families.

Study Start Date

November 2014

Estimated Completion Date

December 2019


  • Behavioral: CareSTEPS


  • Pulmonology: Lung/Thoracic Oncology
  • Oncology: Lung/Thoracic Oncology
  • Physician Assistant: Hematology/Oncology

MeSH Terms

  • Lung Neoplasms

Study ID

Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- GCO 13-1535



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Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patient has stage 3B or 4 NSLC or extensive stage SCLC and is within one month of treatment initiation
  • Patient is spending more than 50% of time out of bed on a daily basis, as measured by an ECOG Performance Status rating of level 0, 1, or 2
  • Patient has a spouse/partner other or close family member who he/she defines as the primary caregiver
  • Patient and caregiver > 18 years
  • Patient/caregiver has the ability to read and understand English at a sixth grade level, as determined by his/her ability to understand the consent form
  • Patient/caregiver can provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Individuals with diminished mental capacity
  • Prisoners
  • Children
  • Pregnant Women
  • Fetuses




18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, New York 46.8 miles None None None provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.