Prescription Opioid and Chronic Pain Stigma in Cancer Survivors Study
Did you complete treatment for cancer at least 6 months ago and are still experiencing pain? You may be able to participate in a study to better understand chronic pain and opioid stigma in cancer survivors. Participation consists of one interview that takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete, followed by a brief demographic questionnaire. Compensation is provided.
Are you currently receiving chemo for cancer at UPMC? Do you have a smartphone? You may be able to participate in a study to monitor symptoms during chemotherapy using smartphones and Fitbits. Participation involves installing study apps on your smartphone and completing daily questionnaires for 90 days. Compensation is provided.
PLuSS XX Study
Do you currently smoke, or did you quit smoking less than 15 years ago? Do you wonder about your lung health? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to test for early lung cancer detection. Eligible participants are ages 55-77 and are willing to have a no-cost lung CT scan. Involves an annual study visit that takes less than 2 hours to complete.
Sleep Intervention Study – Individuals with Cancer
Are you age 21 or older and diagnosed with cancer? You may be able to participate in a research study to test a treatment to improve sleep that includes you and your loved one and to see if it is more effective than treating sleep problems individually. This study involves engaging in a 1 hour session each week for 5-6 weeks. Your spouse/partner must be willing to participate in this study.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
L- SOLCO: Lifetime Stress and Lung Cancer Outcomes
Do you have stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer? Do you receive treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, or UPMC McKeesport)? You may be able to participate in a study to learn about the impact that lifetime stress has on the ability to tolerate lung cancer treatment. This study involves completing questionnaires and having blood drawn. Compensation provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Strategies to Promote Resiliency (SPRY) Study
Are you planning to have elective surgery at UPMC? Are you 60 years of age or older and do not have diabetes? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if the drug metformin results in fewer complications and better outcomes after surgery. Compensation is provided.
Have you been diagnosed with anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer? Has your doctor recommended that you start taking brigatinib (brand name Alunbrig) to treat your disease? If so, you may be eligible to participate in this study to help researchers study how often pulmonary (lung) issues such as breathing issues, pneumonia, etc. occur to patients taking brigatinib.
Experiences of Men with Cancer - Questionnaire
Are you an adult male with a past or current cancer diagnosis? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand how men with cancer stand up for themselves (called “self-advocacy”). Involves completing questionnaires (paper or online) that will take about 30-45 minutes. Compensation provided.
Do you have advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and have not previously been treated with other drugs? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to see if an investigational drug is safe, if it prevents your lung cancer from growing, and how long it works. Involves a screening period to see if you are eligible and up to 12 months of treatment.