Actively Recruiting Clinical Trials Focused on Survivorship

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This Clinical Trials Resource Guide lists actively recruiting clinical research trials that focus on cancer survivorship. The studies here are examining the effects of Web-based platforms, as well as patient navigators and other tools. and the value of improving our understanding of the psychosocial needs of survivors.

All of the studies described here can be found on the National Institutes of Health website at

Study Title: Simplifying Survivorship Care Planning: Comparing Efficacy and Patient-Centeredness of Three Care Delivery Models

Study Type: Interventional/parallel assignment

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Purpose: To identify a survivorship care planning process that is patient-centered, effective in promoting appropriate survivorship care, and can be successfully implemented for patients with different types of cancer who are being treated in a broad range of clinical settings

Primary Outcome Measures: The proportion of patients who receive appropriate cancer-related care, operationalized as a dichotomous variable (received recommended care: yes/no) [time frame: 18 months]

Principal Investigator: Katherine C. Smith, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; contact (410) 502-3715,; contact Elliott Tolbert, PhD, (410) 955-9867, Identifier: NCT03035773


Study Title: Patient Navigation as Part of the Cancer Survivorship Care Plan at a Safety Net Institution

Study Type: Interventional/parallel assignment

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Boston Medical Center/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Purpose: To evaluate differences in quality of life between patients who have a survivorship care plan following curative therapy and receive usual care and patients who are also followed by a patient navigator as part of their survivorship care plan

Primary Outcome Measures: Scheduled but missed cancer care appointments [time frame: 9 months]

Principal Investigator: Minh Tam Truong, MD, Boston Medical Center; contact (617) 638-7070,; contact Salli Fennessey (617) 736-3629, Identifier: NCT03271099


Study Title: Web-Based Communication Education for Breast Cancer Survivorship Care

Study Type: Interventional/parallel assignment

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Georgetown University

Purpose: To develop and test a culturally relevant, Web-based patient education program aimed at empowering Chinese immigrants with breast cancer

Primary Outcome Measures: Medical communication competence scale, assessment of patient experiences of cancer care, decision-making participation self-efficacy scale, and perceived personal control scale [time frame: 6 months]

Principal Investigator: Judy Wang, PhD, Georgetown University; contact (202) 687-6306, Identifier: NCT03413332


Study Title: Cancer Experience Registry: An Online Initiative to Understand the Experiences of Those Impacted by Cancer

Study Type: Observational/case-only

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Cancer Support Community, Research and Training Institute

Purpose: To better understand the psychosocial experiences and needs of people who have been impacted by cancer, including patients, survivors, and caregivers, and then to enhance care via programming and policy initiatives

Primary Outcome Measures: Self-reported quality-of-life measures [time frame: 7 days]

Principal Investigator: Kevin Stein, PhD, FAPOS, contact (267) 295-3009,; contact Alexandra Zaleta, PhD, (267) 295-3004, Identifier: NCT02333604


Study Title: Evaluation of the Impact of a Survivorship Care Plan and Embedded Navigation Tool (ASCENT) in Patients With Prostate Cancer Undergoing Curative-Intent Radiotherapy With Concurrent Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

Study Type: Interventional/parallel assignment

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: Duke University/University of Michigan/Emory Healthcare/Johns Hopkins University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute/UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center/Morehouse School of Medicine

Purpose: To evaluate whether ASCENT enables patients to adhere to the survivorship guidelines and improves coordination of care to address patient needs

Primary Outcome Measures: Abiding by the survivorship guidelines as measured by making an appointment within 6 months of enrollment or by completing a guideline-based assessment [time frame: 6 months]

Principal Investigators: Michael Harrison, MD, Duke University; Andrew Peterson, MD, Duke University, contact (919) 684-2516,; contact Eileen Lanham, (919) 668-2314, Identifier: NCT03424837


Study Title: Components of Social Functioning in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Study Type: Observational/cohort

Study Sponsor and Collaborators: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/American Cancer Society

Purpose: To assess social functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumors

Primary Outcome Measures: Social interaction as assessed via a daily diary as documentation of an individual’s positive and negative social interactions

Principal Investigator: Victoria W. Willard, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; contact (866) 278-5833, Identifier: NCT03361033 ■

Editor’s Note: The clinical trials presented here do not represent all the trials listed on For the complete list, go to