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Symptom Clusters in Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Last Updated Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:43:07 PM


The goal of this study is to identify symptoms (i.e. fatigue, nausea, pain) that tend to group together in patients receiving chemotherapy and to learn whether this symptom experience differs across cancer diagnoses. Importantly, one of our goals is to identify inherited (that is, genetic) factors that may increase patients’ tendency to experience more or less severe symptoms.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Have a diagnosis of breast, colon, gynecologic, or lung cancer;
  • Be able to read, write, and understand English;
  • Be receiving chemotherapy;
  • Have received chemotherapy within the past 4 weeks;
  • Be scheduled for two additional cycles of chemotherapy on the day of enrollment into the study;
  • Is willing to give a blood sample for the genomic analysis.
  • Agree to participate and give informed consent;

Contact Information

For more information please contact the Clinical Trials Coordinator, El Camino Cancer Center at 650-962-4565 or contact the UCSF Cancer Pain Management Research Office at 415-476-4516.

Clinical Trial Contact Information

If you would like information about enrolling into a clinical trial at El Camino Hospital, please contact:

Clinical Research Coordinator
Fogarty Clinical Research
Phone: 650-962-4565