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Engagement of Patients With Advanced Cancer

The Engagement of Patients with Advanced Cancer is an intervention that utilizes well-trained lay health coaches to engage patients and their families in goals of care and shared decision-making after a diagnosis of advanced cancer. Although lay health workers have never been tested in this role, we hypothesize that lay health workers can feasibly improve goals of care documentation and help to reduce unwanted healthcare utilization at the end of life for Veterans diagnosed with new advanced stages of cancer and those diagnosed with recurrent disease.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: EPAC




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Newly diagnosed stage III or IV cancer

   - Recurrent disease (any stage)

   - Ability to consent to study

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Patients who are unable to consent to study procedures

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting