Duarte, California 91010


This pilot clinical trial studies a peer-to-peer support program in improving quality of life outcomes in patients with gynecologic cancer and their caregivers. Peer-to-peer support and mentoring may help improve quality of life and reduce symptoms of distress in gynecologic cancer patients and their families.

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To test the feasibility and acceptability of a Woman-to-Woman (W2W) program for patients with gynecologic cancer at City of Hope (COH). Address the following descriptive research questions: were patients, mentors, and patients' family caregivers satisfied with the timing, format, and content of the program? Did the program benefit patients, mentors, and patients' family caregivers? OUTLINE: Patients participate in the W2W program for which they are matched with a trained mentor and followed throughout treatment by phone, email, and/or in person. After completion of study, patients are followed up at 6 and 12 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - PATIENT PARTICIPANTS - Patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent gynecologic cancer (ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, vulvar) actively undergoing treatment (chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation therapy) at COH (including Duarte and South Pasadena campuses) - English-speaking patients - PEER MENTORS - Peer mentors will be past gynecologic cancer patients not currently undergoing treatment for their cancer, and considered without evidence of disease - Over age 18 - PEER MENTORS: English-speaking patients - This study is open to patients of all races and ethnicities Exclusion Criteria: - PEER MENTORS: - Major psychiatric disease - Currently undergoing treatment for active gynecologic cancer



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Thanh Dellinger, MD
City of Hope Medical Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Duarte, California 91010
United States

Thanh H. Dellinger, MD
Phone: 800-826-4673

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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