Engagement of Patients With Advanced Cancer

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02966509


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.

Official Title

Engagement of Patients With Advanced Cancer

Stanford Investigator(s)

Manali Patel
Manali Patel

Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)


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


behavioral: EPAC

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305