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Duarte, California 91010


RATIONALE: Palliative care may be more effective than standard care in improving quality of life and symptoms in patients with lung cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life and symptom control in patients with stage IIIB or stage IV non-small cell lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - To compare the effects of palliative care intervention (PCI) vs standard care on overall quality of life and psychological distress in patients with unresectable stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer. - To compare symptom control in these patients. - To compare geriatric assessment outcomes, as measured by OARS Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, MOS Activities of Daily Living, MOS Social Activities Limitation Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale scores, and Karnofsky performance scale, in these patients. - To compare the effects of the PCI vs standard care on resource use. - To identify subgroups of patients who benefit most from the PCI in relation to sociodemographic characteristics, treatment factors, and geriatric assessment predictors at week 12. OUTLINE: Patients are assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Group I (usual care): Patients receive standard care. Group II (palliative care intervention): Patients receive an individualized interdisciplinary palliative care intervention comprising sessions, focused on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being, once weekly in weeks 3-6. Patients then receive 4 follow-up phone calls in weeks 9, 13, 17, and 21.


Criteria: - Diagnosis of stage IIIb-IV unresectable NSCLC - Undergoing treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, or combined modalities - Living within a 50 mile radius of the City of Hope - No previous cancer within the past 5 years



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Betty Ferrell, PhD
Beckman Research Institute

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Location Contact:

Duarte, California 91010
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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