This trial studies how well the use of a pre-surgical toolkit (OPTI-Surg) works in improving surgical care and outcomes in older participants with cancer. In many elderly patients, surgery can greatly affect physical condition and the ability to return to pre-surgery levels of physical functioning. Providing pre-surgical recommendations may help improve participants' recovery rate and functioning after surgery.
This trial studies financial difficulty in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma. Assessment of financial difficulty may help to better understand the financial impact of cancer and come up with ways to help patients avoid financial problems during treatment.
This research trial studies cancer care delivery in adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Surveying institutions, evaluating delivery of care at the patient level and seeking input from healthcare providers may help doctors increase rates of adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines. It may also improve care for adolescent and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
This research trial studies the financial burden in patients with stage I-III colon or rectal cancer who are undergoing treatment. Collecting data from patients about their cost and quality of life may help doctors to better understand the impact of cancer treatment on a patient’s employment and finances.
This randomized clinical trial studies prophylactic colony stimulating factor management in patients with breast, colorectal or non-small cell lung cancer receiving chemotherapy and with risk of developing febrile neutropenia. Patients receiving chemotherapy may develop febrile neutropenia. Febrile neutropenia is a condition that involves fever and a low number of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood. Febrile neutropenia increases the risk of infection. Colony stimulating factors are medications sometimes given to patients receiving chemotherapy to prevent febrile neutropenia. Colony stimulating factors are given to patients based on guidelines. Some clinics have an automated system that helps doctors decide when to prescribe them when there is a high risk of developing febrile neutropenia. Gathering information about the use of an automated system to prescribe prophylactic colony stimulating factor may help doctors use colony stimulating factor when it is needed.
This trial studies the supportive care service availability in community oncology practices for cancer caregivers. The purpose of this study is to understand current practices for engaging with informal (unpaid) caregivers of patients with cancer, characterize the availability of supportive care services, and assess the perspectives of multi-disciplinary oncology health care providers regarding identifying and supporting caregivers. By gaining an understanding of caregiver engagement practices, supportive care services, and the views of oncology doctors and other medical professionals, researchers can help develop better ways to identify and assess support for caregivers, with the goal of improving well-being in oncology patients and caregivers.
This randomized clinical trial studies how well a multi-faceted training program works in improving smoking cessation in current smokers. Training lung cancer screening staff may improve their ability to help patients quit smoking.
This randomized clinical trial studies how well a stepped-care telehealth approach works in decreasing distress such as anxiety and / or depressive symptoms in cancer survivors. A stepped-care mental health intervention may help to decrease emotional distress in post-treatment cancer survivors.