Oral agents for chemotherapy are becoming an increasingly common modality for treatment
Patients receiving these treatments experience variable adherence, high symptom burden, yet have limited contacted with their providers compared to patients receiving chemotherapy infusions.
Twelve (12) NCORP community oncology sites, both rural and urban, will be recruited and cluster randomized. Community sites will participate for two years and will recruit 43 patients receiving oral chemotherapy.
CC012CD is a cluster-randomized trial where twelve eligible NCORP community sites will be recruited. Six (6) practices will be randomized to the ATSM+TIPC intervention, and six (6) practices will be randomized to an active control (IVR only).
Practices will be asked to identify at minimum one (1) staff members who will be consented to participate in the study as clinic personnel. A total of 43 participants will be enrolled at each community site. For patients to be eligible to participate, they must be initiating treatment with an oral chemotherapy agent.
Participants at these community sites will receive Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone symptom monitoring plus referral to self-management strategies provided via a printed handbook (ATSM). Any participants who report unresolved psychological distress in the first four (4) weeks will also receive Telephone Interpersonal Counselling (TIPC) for 8 weeks. Symptom reports from the IVR system will be sent to clinic personnel.
Active Control: IVR only
Participants at these community sites will receive Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone symptom monitoring only for 12 weeks. Symptom reports from the ATSM system will be sent to clinic personnel.
Community Site Work Flow
Community Site Eligibility and Participation
If you are interested in opening this trial at your NCORP community site, please contact us!
Eligibility and screening best practices and guidance coming soon!
Study Chairs and Team
Stephanie Pugh, PhD, Statistician, NRG Stats and Data Management
Vamsi Vasireddy, DO, NCORP Community Chair, Carle Cancer Institute
Melyssa Foust, MSN, RN,
Nursing Co-Chair, Upstate Carolina NCORP
Study Coordinator - Michigan State University
Study Coordinator - University of Miami