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Early Palliative Care in Improving Recovery and Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer Undergoing Abdominal Surgery, the SCOPE Trial

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies early palliative care in improving recovery and quality of life in patients with cancer undergoing abdominal surgery. Frequently people diagnosed with cancer experience physical and emotional symptoms during the course of their disease. Introduction to a team of clinicians that specialize in the lessening of many of these distressing symptoms may improve overall care. This team of clinicians is called the palliative care team and they focus on ways to improve pain and other symptom management (i.e. shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, etc.) and to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional, social, and spiritual issues associated with a cancer diagnosis. This study is being done to see if receiving palliative care earlier is more useful compared to receiving palliative care late in the course of illness.
Bladder, Colon, Gastrointestinal, Gynecologic, Liver, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Supportive Care, Urologic
N/A
Shinall, Ricky
NCT03436290
VICCSUPP1971

Characterization of Central Pain Syndrome in Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer

Head/Neck

This trial studies the characterization of central pain syndrome in survivors of head and neck cancer. Many head and neck cancer patients have pain after they have completed treatment. Cancer and its treatment may change how the brain manages pain. This can make treatment of post-treatment pain more challenging for health care provides. This trial is being done to better understand how the brain is responding to pain.
Head/Neck
N/A
Lou, Dianne
NCT04128267
VICCHN1982

Covered Metal Stents versus Uncovered Metal Stents for the Treatment of Jaundice due to Pancreatic Cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, or Other Metastatic Malignancies

Multiple Cancer Types

This trial studies how well covered metal stents versus uncovered metal stents work in treating patients with jaundice due to pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct), or other malignancies that have spread to other places in the body (metastatic). Jaundice can make the skin and urine appear very yellow and cause itching throughout the body. Pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, or other metastatic malignancies can cause jaundice by blocking the bile duct. The bile duct is a tube-like structure that drains the liver. To maintain an opening in the bile duct, a stent is placed. Uncovered self-expanding metal biliary stents have a bare metal scaffold that the tissue tends to grow into and thus blocks the stent from draining, while covered self-expanding metal biliary stents have a polyurethane coating that may prevent the tissue from growing into the stent and thus blocking the stent. It is not yet known whether covered or uncovered metal stents may work better in treating patients with jaundice.
Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic
N/A
Yachimski, Patrick
NCT01905384
VICCGI1984

Rapid On Site Evaluation of Pleural Touch Preparations in Diagnosing Malignant Pleural Effusion in Patients Undergoing Pleuroscopy

Lung

This trial studies how well rapid on site evaluation of pleural touch preparations works in diagnosing cancerous fluid in between the linings of the lungs (malignant pleural effusion) in patients undergoing a pleuroscopy. A type of laboratory testing called rapid on site evaluation of pleural touch preparations that uses pleural biopsy tissue samples collected during an already-scheduled pleuroscopy may be able to diagnose malignant pleural effusion.
Lung
N/A
Maldonado, Fabien
NCT03868579
VICCTHO1991

Cancer Patient Safety Learning Laboratory (CaPSLL): Preventing Clinical Deterioration in Outpatients

Multiple Cancer Types

Head/Neck, Lung
N/A
Weinger, Matthew
VICCMD1998

Quality Improvement Coaching for Increasing HPV Vaccination in Community-Based Pediatric Practices

This trial studies quality improvement coaching delivered in-person or web-based for increasing HPV vaccination in community-based pediatric practices. Practice facilitation, or quality coaching, is a supportive intervention delivered by a trained facilitator coach or team to physician practices to build their internal capacity to carry out quality improvement, implement evidence-based guidelines, and improve patient outcomes. The information learned from this study may help researchers to understand the best ways to support community-based pediatric practices in carrying out quality improvement programs that are focused on increasing HPV vaccination among adolescent patients.
Not Available
N/A
Hull, Pamela
NCT03399396
VICCPED1999

Comparative Effectiveness of Post-Discharge Strategies for Hospitalized Smokers

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
N/A
Tindle, Hilary
NCT03603496
VICCMD19100

The Comparison of Intravesical Therapy and Surgery as Treatment Options (CISTO) for Bladder Cancer Study.

Bladder

Bladder
N/A
Scarpato, Kristen
NCT03933826
VICCURO19105

Lung Cancer and HIV (LaUNCH) Study

Lung

Lung
N/A
Sudenga, Staci
VICCTHO19101

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Diagnosing Liver Cancer in Patients with Cirrhosis

Liver

This clinical trial studies how well contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging works in diagnosing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging, may help find and diagnose liver cancer.
Liver
N/A
Planz, Virginia
NCT03318380
VICCGI19104

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