Psychosocial Treatment for Improving Chances of Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

Trial ID or NCT#



not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING


This study will investigate the influence of psychosocial treatment on psychological outcomes and survival among women with metastatic or recurrent breast cancer.

Official Title

Psychosocial Treatment Effects on Cancer Survival

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. Women were eligible for the study if they had documented metastatic or recurrent breast cancer, were proficient enough in English to be able to complete questionnaires and participate in a support group, were living in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and had a Karnofsky score of at least 70%.19
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. Women were excluded if they had any of the following risk factors: positive supraclavicular lymph nodes as the only metastatic lesion at the time of initial diagnosis; active non-breast cancers within the past 10 years; or other concurrent medical conditions likely to influence short-term survival. Basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, in situ cancer of the cervix, or melanoma with a Breslow depth less than 0.76 mm were allowed.


David Spiegel
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine