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Grant Number: 5R01CA249501-04 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Sun, Virginia
Organization: Beckman Research Institute/City Of Hope
Project Title: Self-Management to Optimize Survivorship Care and Outcomes in Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Fiscal Year: 2023


PROJECT SUMMARY The overarching goal of this five-year grant proposal, submitted on behalf of the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and the University of California, Riverside, in response to RFA-CA-19-035, is to test the efficacy of an advance-practice nurse (APRN)-driven telehealth Survivor Self-Management (SSM) Intervention in 414 lung and colorectal cancer survivors. This research is critical because lung and colorectal cancer survivors have high post-treatment needs, are older, and suffers from greater co-morbidities and poor quality of life (QOL). Lung and colorectal cancer survivors remain underrepresented in research, leading to significant disparities in post-treatment outcomes. Based on the Chronic Care Self-Management Model (CCM), the SSM Intervention includes the following components: 1) care coordination and communication between oncology and primary care on surveillance/follow-up, health promotion, disease prevention, and comorbidity management; 2) provision of clinician care plan to PCPs; 3) comprehensive patient/geriatric assessment for survivors of all ages; 4) personalized care plan for survivors; and 5) survivor self-management skills building for surveillance/follow-up, late and long-term effects of treatments, comorbidities, and healthy living. It is administered in five telehealth sessions (Zoom videoconferencing) and three subsequent maintenance telehealth sessions for survivors who are four months post-treatment. We will test the efficacy of the SSM Intervention using a randomized design of attention control arm versus an intervention arm to pursue the following specific aims: Specific Aim 1 (Primary): Determine the efficacy of the intervention on care coordination, communication, and provider knowledge at 4 months post-accrual; Specific Aim 2 (Primary): Determine the efficacy of the intervention on survivor outcomes at 4 months post-accrual; and Specific Aim 3 (Exploratory): Assess the reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) of the intervention. The RE-AIM Framework informs intervention delivery process, which will set the stage for future large scale implementation for sustainability in real-world care settings. This proposal is innovative because it addresses a critical need to improve care delivery and outcomes for high needs, understudied survivorship populations (lung, colorectal, older survivors), and the telehealth approach promotes scalability. The interdisciplinary team, which includes expertise in nursing science (Sun, Reb, Ferrell), oncology (Fakih), and primary care (Kim) is uniquely suited to conduct this research. The proposal is significant, with high scientific rigor and outcomes that are of critical importance to survivors, clinicians, healthcare systems, the National Cancer Institute, and the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM. The research will address a critical gap in knowledge of how self-management interventions improve care delivery and outcomes during post-treatment transitions to follow-up care.


Cancer Survivors, Oncology, and Primary Care Perspectives on Survivorship Care: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Love M. , Debay M. , Hudley A.C. , Sorsby T. , Lucero L. , Miller S. , Sampath S. , Amini A. , Raz D. , Kim J. , et al. .
Source: Journal of primary care & community health, 2022 Jan-Dec; 13, p. 21501319221105248.
PMID: 35678264
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Rationale and Design of a Telehealth Self-Management, Shared Care Intervention for Post-treatment Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer.
Authors: Sun V. , Reb A. , Debay M. , Fakih M. , Ferrell B. .
Source: Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 2021 Apr; 36(2), p. 414-420.
EPub date: 2021-01-08.
PMID: 33415649
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