Study of Stepped Palliative Care in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer DF/HCC SOCIAL-BEHAVIORAL RESERACH PROTOCOL

Description

This research study is evaluating a new way to provide palliative care to patients who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. . Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on lessening (or "palliating") patients' symptoms and helping patients and their families cope with a serious illness.

Study Start Date

July, 18 2017

Estimated Completion Date

July 2019

Interventions

  • Other: Stepped Palliative Care

Study ID

Massachusetts General Hospital -- 17-284

Status

Recruiting

Trial ID

NCT03220100

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

30

Sponsor

Massachusetts General Hospital

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, or mesothelioma, being treated with non-curative intent, and informed of advanced disease within the prior eight weeks
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status from 0 (asymptomatic) to 2 (symptomatic and in bed <50% of the day)
  • The ability to read and respond to questions in English or with minimal help from a family member or medical interpreter.
  • Primary cancer care at the MGH Cancer Center
  • Age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria

  • They are already receiving PC or hospice services
  • They have cognitive or psychiatric conditions as determined by the treating oncologist that prohibits study consent or participation

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (6)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.4 miles Jennifer Temel MD 617-724-4000 JTEMEL@mgh.harvard.edu

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