Stage II and III Colon Cancer Patients Sought for Interviews

Research to Practice, a medical and patient education group, is looking for patients who have been recently diagnosed with either stage II or III colon cancer and are either receiving chemotherapy for their cancer or deciding whether or not to have chemotherapy.

Patient surveys will be used to understand patient perspectives as they make treatment decisions about chemotherapy after surgery and their experiences throughout chemotherapy and afterwards.  Information will be analyzed and presented to health professionals who work with colon cancer patients.

In addition, patients will provide their opinions about educational materials being developed to help patients make treatment decisions and manage chemotherapy.

In order to be part of the program, patients must:

  • Have been diagnosed with stage II or III colon cancer within the past three months.
  • Had surgery to remove the cancer.
  • Have had a visit to a medical oncologist.
  • Be taking chemotherapy or considering taking it. (Patients who have decided not to have chemo are also eligible.)

As part of the program, participants will be asked to finish:

  • An initial questionnaire, either online or using pencil and paper
  • Three follow-up surveys
  • For those with access to the Internet, an evaluation of segments of a new multimedia patient education program.

Participants will receive a stipend of up to $250.

For more information, or to register:

Information will be kept confidential and no names will connected to individual replies.  Names and addresses are necessary only to receive the stipend, and patients who wish to be completely anonymous can donate their stipend to a charity they choose.

More information about Research to Practice.

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