Colon Cancer Patient Perspectives Being Studied

Call 1-800-535-0109 to enroll

Call 1-800-535-0109 to Register

Research to Practice has a few openings left for stage II and III colon cancer patients to take part in a study of patient perspectives on treatment decision-making. If you’ve had surgery within the past three months and talked to a medical oncologist, your point of view can help other patients facing similar situations.

Payments up to $250 will be made for completed surveys and for evaluating educational materials.

To be eligible you must

  • have been diagnosed with stage II or III colon cancer within the past three months.
  • have had surgery to remove the cancer.
  • have talked to a medical oncologist about follow-up treatment.
  • be planning to have or already be having chemotherapy OR
  • have decided not to have chemotherapy.
  • not have cancer that has spread beyond your colon to distant sites (metastatic disease).

During the study you will be asked to

  • complete an initial survey, either online or using pencil and paper.
  • complete up to three additional surveys, about three months apart.
  • if you have Internet access, review and evaluate a multimedia educational program.
  • expect to spend about an hour on each survey and the educational program evaluation.

The information obtained from the study will be used to help oncologists and the cancer community understand what patients think about as they make treatment decisions after surgery, during their treatment, and as they recover.

For more information, or to register:

What you think matters!  Your experience with colon cancer treatment can make a real difference to your fellow patients when they find themselves struggling to make good decisions as they manage their own treatment.


  1. alexandra velikoshapko says

    Where I can get the results of the previous 2003 dendritic vaccine trial conducted in The Duke’s Cancer center? Do you have any results on TroVax?

  2. Erica Paul says

    Are there any studies for stage IV colon cancer patients being conducted? If so, how can I go about being a participant?

  3. Joe Torregrossa says

    I recommend getting a second opinion regarding follow up treatment after surgery. Not all cancer centers use the same protocol. The second opinion person recommended having a special test done on my tumor before they would even suggest any type of treatment, because certain treatments could do more harm than good if your tumor has specific markers in it. Also I learned what my chances for survival were with or without follow up treatment by getting numbers from clinical trials. Therefore I could calculate my odds more accurately before making a decision on treatment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>