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Status: Currently Enrolling

The purpose of the research is to: determine whether usual care, or a body training program, or a body-mind training program may help improve health and well-being in 166 senior men with a diagnosis of cancer.

Participants enrolled in this study will be asked to complete a baseline evaluation, be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups, and complete follow up assessments. The evaluation consists of questions regarding health and well being and thoughts, as well as completing a health assessment and biospecimen collections. The 3 groups participants could be assigned to a Body Training, a Body Mind Training or a Usual Care group. Both Training classes will be led by trained professionals. The follow up assessments will also contain a survey, health assessments and biospecimen collections.

Eligibility:
Male
55 and older
History of cancer

Contact:
Phone: 732.235.7851
Email: Nashwah.azam@rutgers.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Kinney

Project HERO: Health Empowerment & Recovery Outcomes

The purpose of the research is to: determine whether usual care, or a body training program, or a body-mind training program may help improve health and well-being in 166 senior men with a diagnosis of cancer. Learn more

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Status:Currently Enrolling

This study addresses the challenge facing many people at increased hereditary cancer risk: barriers to genetic testing and family health decision making.

Focus group discussions will take place virtually with individuals (male and female) who have ever been diagnosed with cancer, a cancer-related gene mutation or spouses/partners or first degree relative of someone diagnosed with cancer or a cancer-related gene mutation. The results of this study will help us to develop a web-based cancer genetic family communication intervention that will assist patients and their families to make health decisions. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Eligibility:
Diagnosed with cancer or a cancer-related gene mutation
Spouse/partner or first degree relative of someone diagnosed with cancer or a cancer-related gene mutation
Age 19 +
Able to speak and read English
Reliable internet or phone access to join focus group discussion

Contact:
Phone: 732.258.6045
Email: olivia.foran@rutgers.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Kinney

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Status: Closed to enrollment

The goal of this research study is to find better strategies to prevent and control cancer in women and their families.

GRACE is a randomized 3-arm trial to determine the comparative effectiveness of two remote cancer communication interventions: 1) a targeted generic print (TP), or 2) a tailored telephone-based counseling and navigation intervention (TCN). While enrolled in the study, participants are asked to complete a baseline, 1 month, 6 month and 12 month survey. These survey’s will ask questions about several different items, including health, thoughts, and feelings toward genetic risk assessment. Participants may also be asked to speak with a cancer education specialist.

Eligibility:
Women
Age 21 and older
Previous history of breast or ovarian cancer

Contact:
Phone: 732.258.6045
Email: Olivia.foran@rutgers.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Kinney

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Status: Currently Enrolling

This research study aims to update current ways to treat nausea during chemotherapy treatment.

Participants enrolled in this research study will be asked to complete 4 surveys at baseline, first infusion, 24 hours post infusion and 5 day post infusion. The questions asked will be about their background and their personal feelings. Participants will also be asked to provide a saliva and a stool sample.

Eligibility:
Men and women 18 years and older
Chemotherapy naïve

Contact:
Phone: 732.235.5549
Email: Emily.heidt@rutgers.edd

Site Principal Investigator: Dr. Anita Kinney
Principal Investigator:Dr. Heather Jim