Enhancing Community Capacity to Improve Cancer Care Delivery

Trial ID or NCT#



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Undertreated patient symptoms and resulting acute care use require approaches that improve symptom-burden. Previously a a lay health worker (LHW)-led symptom screening intervention was developed for patients with advanced cancer. This intervention will be expanded to all patients with cancer and the LHW will be trained to refer patients to palliative care and behavioral health. This intervention will evaluate the effect on symptom-burden, survival, healthcare use, and total costs.

Official Title

Enhancing Community Capacity to Improve Cancer Care Delivery: The Effect of a Lay Health Worker Intervention on Patient-reported Symptoms, Healthcare Use, Total Costs of Care, and End-of-life Care Delivery

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Newly diagnosed with cancer - Diagnosis of relapse or progressive disease (any cancer diagnosis) as identified by imaging or biopsy and confirmed by physician. - Must be 18 years or older. - Must have capacity to verbally consent
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. -Inability to consent to the study due to lack of capacity as documented by the referring physician.


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