Community Health Workers and Precision Medicine

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to evaluate whether a trained community health worker (CHW) who engages with newly diagnosed patients after a diagnosis of cancer can effectively improve knowledge and receipt of evidence-based precision medicine cancer care services among low-income and minority patients.

Official Title

Reducing Cancer Disparities Through Innovative Community-Academic Partnership to Advance Access and Delivery of Precision Medicine in Monterey County

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Newly diagnosed patients with a cancer diagnosis. - Patients with any relapse or progressive disease (any cancer diagnosis) as identified by imaging or biopsy and confirmed by a physician. - The patients must be 18 years or older. - Patients must have the capacity to verbally consent in English or Spanish. - Patients must be racial/ethnic minorities OR low-income status OR public insurance (Medi-Cal or other) OR have health insurance provided by an agricultural company OR be uninsured
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients under 18 years of age. - Inability to consent to the study due to lack of capacity as documented by the referring physician. - Patients without a newly diagnosed malignancy or patients without relapse of disease.


Manali Patel
Manali Patel
Medical oncologist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Lisa Goldman Rosas

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Manali I Patel, MD, MPH, MS