Engagement of Patients With Advanced Cancer

Trial ID or NCT#



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The Engagement of Patients with Advanced Cancer is an intervention that utilizes well-trained lay health coaches to engage patients and their families in goals of care and shared decision-making after a diagnosis of advanced cancer. Although lay health workers have never been tested in this role, we hypothesize that lay health workers can feasibly improve goals of care documentation and help to reduce unwanted healthcare utilization at the end of life for Veterans diagnosed with new advanced stages of cancer and those diagnosed with recurrent disease.

Official Title

Engagement of Patients With Advanced Cancer

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Newly diagnosed stage III or IV cancer - Recurrent disease (any stage) - Ability to consent to study
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients who are unable to consent to study procedures


Manali Patel
Manali Patel
Medical oncologist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)