Community Health Workers and Precision Medicine

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT04843332


The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to evaluate whether a trained community health worker (CHW) who engages with newly diagnosed patients after a diagnosis of cancer can effectively improve knowledge and receipt of evidence-based precision medicine cancer care services among low-income and minority patients.

Official Title

Reducing Cancer Disparities Through Innovative Community-Academic Partnership to Advance Access and Delivery of Precision Medicine in Monterey County

Stanford Investigator(s)

Manali Patel
Manali Patel

Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)


Inclusion Criteria:

* Newly diagnosed patients with a cancer diagnosis.
* Patients with any relapse or progressive disease (any cancer diagnosis) as identified by imaging or biopsy and confirmed by a physician.
* The patients must be 18 years or older.
* Patients must have the capacity to verbally consent in English or Spanish.
* Patients must be racial/ethnic minorities OR low-income status OR public insurance (Medi-Cal or other) OR have health insurance provided by an agricultural company OR be uninsured

Exclusion Criteria:

* Patients under 18 years of age.
* Inability to consent to the study due to lack of capacity as documented by the referring physician.
* Patients without a newly diagnosed malignancy or patients without relapse of disease.


behavioral: Community Health Worker Support

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Manali I Patel, MD, MPH, MS