Evaluation of a virtual reality storytelling experience for oncology caregivers
Are you a caregiver who supported a loved one who received cancer treatment in the past 3 years? You may be able to participate in a research study to view a virtual reality (VR) storytelling experience created for cancer caregivers.
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.
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.
Perceptions of Head and Neck Cancer in Pittsburgh
Do you identify as Black/African American? Do you reside in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas? You may be able to participate in a study to receive information about head and neck cancer and additional relevant resources available in the community. Participation involves completing a brief survey, watching a video, and answering questions following the video. Compensation is 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.
Experiences of Return-to-Work in Registered Nurses with Cancer
Are you a nurse who has been treated for cancer? You may be able to participate in a study about your return-to-work experiences. Participation involves completing a 10-15 minute questionnaire and a 90-120 minute focus group interview. Compensation is provided.
HCC 19-059 - ICONIC Study
Do you have a rare genitourinary (GU) tumor? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers test the good and bad effects of three combined cancer drugs, called cabozantinib, nivolumab, and ipilimumab, that are FDA-approved individually, but not in combination.
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.
Memory and Attention Training for Individuals with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
Have you been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)? Have you been taking a tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy (Imatinib) for at least one year? You may be able to participate in a study to examine an intervention to treat changes in memory and concentration in people with GIST. Study participation involves completing an 8-week intervention using the computer and phone.
IMPACT: Influence of Myeloma Patient Adherence to Cancer Therapy
Have you been diagnosed with multiple myeloma? Are you currently taking, or are you preparing to start, maintenance therapy with an oral (pill form) anticancer medication? You may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about how taking your cancer medication affects your symptoms and quality of life and how cancer care costs may affect your life. Compensation provided.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Extremities Study
Have you been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on your lower extremity (below the knee)? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers determine if the need for surgical treatment of SCC can be eliminated by injecting a solution of a chemotherapeutic drug.
Cancer and Cognition Research Study - GIST
Do you have a newly diagnosed gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), but have not yet started treatment? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about possible changes in memory and concentration over time in people being treated for GIST. Participants will complete four assessments over one year via online surveys and telephone interviews.
iCARE Study – Parent or Grandparent Recently Diagnosed with Cancer
Have you recently been diagnosed with cancer? Are you the parent or grandparent of a child ages 10-17? If so, you and your child/grandchild may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how stress from a parent or grandparent's cancer diagnosis affects children. Compensation provided.