Stage II and Stage III Post-Treatment Survivors Needed! No Medicine! Not a Clinical Trial!

Did you have stage II or stage III colon cancer after June 2003?  Is your treatment complete? Do you want to help test research documents?

Do you want to earn an easy $40 for your time?

Fight Colorectal Cancer is helping the National Cancer Institute (NCI) find patients to test their new Informed Consent Document (ICD).  ICDs are supposed to explain a research study to patients; however, in the last 20 years, ICDs have turned into long, legal documents that make it difficult for patients to understand.

A couple years ago, NCI revised the ICD form with the help of researchers and patients. Now, it’s time to test it out!

How To Sign Up:

NCI is hosting an online study to compare two ICDs and see which one explains a trial in the best way. The findings from this study will be used to finalize NCI’s informed consent documents so that they are clear and understandable for future patients considering a clinical trial.

This study is not a clinical trial, and will involve no medical procedures.

The test is estimated to take approximately one hour.

Eligibility

We are seeking colon cancer survivors who completed their treatment within the past 10 years and who live in the United States.  You are not eligible if you:

  • Participated in a clinical trial for your cancer
  • Work in a job that directly deals with clinical trials
  • Have Stage IV (metastasized) colon cancer
  • Had rectal cancer

We are looking for this specific patient profile because the test is using an ICD from a trial for patients with stage II or stage III colon cancer within the past 10 years.

Study Details:

  • You will be asked to complete a brief set of online questions about your cancer diagnosis (click the link below) to determine your eligibility for the study.
  • If you fit the profile, you will be asked a few questions about your understanding of clinical trials and for your name and address.
    Note:  Your information will be kept confidential. Name and address are required so you can be sent  the ICD and your payment for completing the study by mail. The company that will send the ICD and check will collect your personal information; no one at NCI or any other organization (including Fight Colorectal Cancer) will see your name and address.
  • You will be FedEx-ed (no charge) a copy of a colon cancer clinical trial ICD.  You will receive one of two ICDs being tested.
  • After you’ve read the ICD, you will answer questions about the trial to see how well the ICD explained the trial to you. This is not a test of your knowledge. This is a test of how well the ICD did its job.
  • Once you’ve completed this process and returned your answers, you will receive a $40 check for compensation for your time.
  • The results of the study will be used to finalize the ICD, which will help future patients interested in clinical trials.

Note:

  • Most questions on the survey ask about the ICD document and not about the participants themselves.  The survey is not recruiting participants to take part in a clinical trial.

 If interested and eligible Click here to begin. You can choose to terminate your participation at any time.

Questions?  Email Us!

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Comments

  1. Tony Reeves says

    It would be good if the survivor study made it clear that it was for USA participants only, or made provision for other countries to participate

    • Michael Sola says

      We’re sorry Tony that the info we shared didn’t highlight that – when we dug further into the restrictions it’s in there but not as clear as we should have stated. We sometimes forget our base has expanded outside of the US. Apologies – here is a break down of the exceptions:

      We are seeking colon cancer survivors who completed their treatment within the past 10 years and who live in the United States.

      You are not eligible if you:

    • Participated in a clinical trial for your cancer
    • Work in a job that directly deals with clinical trials
    • Have Stage IV (metastasized) colon cancer
    • Had rectal cancer
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