Improving Supportive Care For Patients With Thoracic Malignancies


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Trial ID: NCT03216109


The purpose of this study is to use a proactive approach to improve symptom management of patients with thoracic malignancies and ensure receipt of evidence-based cancer care delivery. In this pilot study, the investigators propose to evaluate the feasibility of using outbound, proactive telephone symptom assessment strategies and ensuring evidence-based care receipt and measure the efficacy of this approach on patient satisfaction with their care, patient activation, quality of life and use of healthcare resources.

Official Title

Improving Supportive Care For Patients With Thoracic Malignancies

Stanford Investigator(s)

Manali Patel
Manali Patel

Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - All patients with lung cancer treated at VA Palo Alto. This includes all newly
   diagnosed patients and those under follow-up care.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Patients who do not anticipate receiving oncology care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care

   - Patients who are unable to consent.


behavioral: Weekly telephone symptom assessment


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Contact Information

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