CLINICAL TRIAL

Treatment for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Recruiting · 18 - 65 · All Sexes · Los Angeles, CA

This study is evaluating whether a text messaging intervention can improve the quality of life of AYA survivors of childhood cancer.

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About the trial for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Treatment Groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase < 1 and are in the first stage of evaluation with people.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex between 18 and 65 years old. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
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Patients must be at least 18 years old, but no older than 39, to participate in the study. show original
The patient must live in the greater Los Angeles area. show original
Patients must have received survivorship care at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
People who are being treated for cancer must not have any cancer treatments for at least one year before being able to donate. show original
Patients must be able to access smartphones so that they can send and receive text messages and have internet and/or data capability. show original
Patients must be able to speak English fluently. show original
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: up to 1 year
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 1 year
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: up to 1 year.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Measurement will happen over the course of one month.

Mobil Phone Muti-Media messaging
ONE MONTH
Acceptability and feasibility of an expanded mobile phone intervention as assessed by key informant interview questions and a focus group discussion developed based on the Technology Acceptance Model: (a) perceived usefulness of the text messaging system for completing ASAP goals, (b) perceived ease of use of the text messaging system for completing ASAP goals, and (c) effect of the text messaging system on intent to complete ASAP goals. The assessment will be qualitative only. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) evaluates how likely a user of new technology will accept and continue to use the new technology. TAM posits that if the technology is perceived as useful, easy to use, and increases intent to use - then the technology is more likely to be accepted. Interview questions and focus group discussion points will ask about these criteria. If responses satisfy the TAM criteria, this supports mobile phone intervention as acceptable and feasible for use in AYA cancer survivors.
ONE MONTH
Key Informant Interview regarding risk for late effects due to prior cancer treatment and intent to seek survivorship care.
UP TO 1 YEAR
Themes for refinement of the text messaging intervention as assessed by key informant interview questions designed to elicit feedback on features of the mobile phone intervention that could improve knowledge regarding risk for late effects and intent to seek survivorship care. Hypothetical example: Collectively, participants believed that the intervention's incorporation of weblinks and phone numbers to community resources clarified their risk for late effects as a cancer survivor.
UP TO 1 YEAR
Key Informant Interview to identify themes from which the mobile phone intervention will be refined in order to improve its potential impact on the completion of participants' Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Action Plan (ASAP) goals.
UP TO 1 YEAR
Key informant interviews with YA survivors regarding their experience during the mobile phone intervention will identify themes from which the mobile phone intervention will be refined in order to improve its potential impact on the completion of participants' Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Action Plan (ASAP) goals. Theoretical example: Collectively, participants believed the appointment reminders provided by the mobile phone intervention made it more likely for them to attend their survivorship care clinic appointment and, thus, complete their ASAP goal (adherence to survivorship care).
UP TO 1 YEAR

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Are there any geographic restrictions to consider when applying for this trial?

Patients from any state can participate in this trial, so long as they are able to attend all treatment sessions.

Will my insurance cover participating in this trial?

There is not cost involved in participating in this trial, so insurance won't be necessary.

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