Improving Supportive Care For Patients With Thoracic Malignancies

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this study is to use a proactive approach to improve symptom management of patients with thoracic malignancies and ensure receipt of evidence-based cancer care delivery. In this pilot study, the investigators propose to evaluate the feasibility of using outbound, proactive telephone symptom assessment strategies and ensuring evidence-based care receipt and measure the efficacy of this approach on patient satisfaction with their care, patient activation, quality of life and use of healthcare resources.

Official Title

Improving Supportive Care For Patients With Thoracic Malignancies

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - All patients with lung cancer treated at VA Palo Alto. This includes all newly diagnosed patients and those under follow-up care.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Patients who do not anticipate receiving oncology care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. - Patients who are unable to consent.


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

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Manali Patel, MD, MPH