Psychological Interventions for Gynecologic Cancer

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Psychological Interventions for Gynecologic Cancer

Very little is known in the psycho-oncology literature about why psychological interventions are effective or for how long these interventions exert an impact. Given many cancer patients experience recurrence and/or progression, it is important to know whether our relatively brief interventions facilitate how patients cope with this most-feared medical event. From a theoretical perspective, the study will advance our understanding of the mechanisms for change for two common treatment approaches, supportive and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Primary Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of CCI, SC, and Usual Care (UC) on patients' long-term general and cancer-specific psychological adaptation, concerns about recurrence/progression, and quality of life, and to determine whether intervention effects are moderated by disease recurrence.
Secondary Objective: To evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral processes which mediate CCI and SC's effects on patients' long-term general and cancer-specific psychological adaptation, concerns about recurrence/progression, and quality of life.

Protocol Number130909
Principal InvestigatorSharon Manne
ScopeNational
Applicable Disease SitesOvary
Participating InstitutionsMorristown Medical Center
Saint Peters University Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

For further information on this clinical trial, please contact us at 732-235-8675 or cinjclinicaltrials@umdnj.edu.