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040406

Effect of DNA Variations on Breast Cancer Risk and Recurrence. A Study of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Oncology Group (CINJOG)

The purpose of this study is to collect, store and analyze deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from patients. Your genes are inherited from your parents and they are in part responsible for why you are different from other people. These slight differences in genes among people are called ?polymorphisms.? By collecting DNA from patients with cancer and without, scientists will be able to study whether these polymorphisms are important in determining the occurrence of cancer and how patients respond to cancer treatments. For example, having a particular polymorphism in a gene may affect the type of side effects you may have from certain drugs during treatment compared to a person who does not have this polymorphism.
Recently several SNPs in particular genes have been identified that may play a role in the earlier development of breast cancer. We want to determine if these SNPs are seen more often in patients with breast cancer as compared with patients of the same age without a diagnosis of breast cancer. We also want to determine if these SNPs are seen more often in patients experiencing a breast cancer recurrence than those remaining cancer-free.
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131031

Practice patterns within CINJOG Network: first presentation of metastatic colorectal cancer

To determine the variation of the use of 'palliative' surgery in the treatment of first presentation of metastatic colorectal cancer between hospitals in a local region.
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131107

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of an Online Multimedia Program to Boost Coping & Function for Prostate Cancer Survivors. A Study of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Oncology Group (CINJOG)

We propose to develop and evaluate a comprehensive and innovative multimedia program designed to facilitate the post-treatment transition into survivorship. The design of the proposed intervention, the Virtual Survivorship Resource Center for Prostate Cancer (VSRC-PC), will be theoretically based on the team's Cognitive-Social Health Information Processing Model. The VSRC-PC will focus on promoting adaptive coping within four key post-treatment domains: 1) Physical Dysfunction (e.g., physical symptoms); 2) Emotional Well- Being (e.g., fear of recurrence); 3) Interpersonal Concerns (e.g., sexual intimacy issues); and 4) Practical Barriers (e.g., medical follow-up challenges). The proposed research will be the first RCT to evaluate not only a comprehensive but also highly disseminable and self-sustaining intervention for facilitating post-treatment adaptation among early-stage Pca survivors. The proposed research will be the first RCT to evaluate not only a comprehensive but also highly disseminable and self-sustaining intervention for facilitating post-treatment adaptation among early-stage Pca survivors.
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