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Doulas for <span class="highlight">Black</span> Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer at the End of Life

Dignity, Legacy, Advocacy, and Support for Advanced Cancer: Reimagined End of Life Care in the <span class="highlight">Black</span> Community (Doulas - AC)

Purpose: To provide a doula to journey alongside <span class="highlight">Black</span> women with metastatic breast cancer, explore meaning and create legacy, offer support and navigation, and provide support and connection for family/friends.

Who is this for?: <span class="highlight">Black</span> women with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer who live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. View full eligibility criteria

What's involved?

<p class="seamTextPara"> You will receive the following: </p> <ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Visits from a doula, 5 hours per week</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Questionnaires</li></ul>

What's being studied?

<ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">A doula is a community-based, trained non-medical professional outside of the hospital staff and social circle who will provide you individual physical, emotional, and informational support through metastatic breast cancer.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Doulas will help women explore meaning and create legacy, offer support and navigation for practical needs such as financial assistance for food and housing, accessing and affording medications, and transportation, and provide support for bereaved family/friends.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">A weekly plan will be implemented by the doula which may involve conversations, creating legacy projects, conversations with family and patients, and assistance with practical issues.</li></ul>

How can I learn more?

<ul class='seamTextUnorderedList'><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'>View eligibility criteria and additional trial information: <a href='https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05314179' target='_blank'>ClinicalTrials.gov</a> </li><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'><a href='https://ctsi.pitt.edu/funding/funding-opportunities/pitt-innovation-challenge-pinch/pitt-innovation-challenge-2021/doulas-ac/' target='_blank'>University of Pittsburgh (Video and Article): Trial Information Page</a> </li><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'><a href='https://www.palcare.pitt.edu/studies/dignity-legacy-advocacy-and-support-for-individuals-with-advanced-cancer-doulas-ac/' target='_blank'>University of Pittsburgh: Trial Information Page</a> </li></ul>
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Doulas for <span class="highlight">Black</span> Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer at the End of Life

Dignity, Legacy, Advocacy, and Support for Advanced Cancer: Reimagined End of Life Care in the <span class="highlight">Black</span> Community (Doulas - AC)
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Nearest Location:
2265 miles
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA

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Visits:
Number of visits unavailable

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ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05314179

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Phase NA

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Support from Community Health Worker for <span class="highlight">Black</span> People with Stage I-IV Breast Cancer

Scaling Social Determinants of Health Screening, Social Support, and Anti-Racism Training to Reduce Inequities in Minority Cancer Survivor Health and Well-Being in Washington, D.C.

Purpose: To determine if support from a community health worker can increase a person's ability to manage their cancer, quality of life, and social connections.

Who is this for?: <span class="highlight">Black</span> or African American people with stage I, stage II, or stage III breast cancer who have completed treatment, or <span class="highlight">Black</span> or African American people with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer who have been diagnosed approximately 6 months ago. You must live in or near Washington, DC. View full eligibility criteria

What's involved?

<p class="seamTextPara"> You will receive the following: </p> <ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Support from a community health worker, by phone or in person, weekly or monthly for 6 months</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Questionnaires</li></ul>

What's being studied?

<ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Black people with cancer are less likely to be able to access quality care than other groups, resulting in worse outcomes.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Worse outcomes are also due to factors called <q>social determinants of health</q>, which is where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Worse outcomes are also due to an individual's <q>social risk factors</q>, which include regular access to healthy food, a stable place to live, the ability to pay for the basics, whether a person has a job and transportation, and the person's mental health.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">This trial is also enrolling people with other types of cancer.</li></ul>

How can I learn more?

<ul class='seamTextUnorderedList'><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'>View eligibility criteria and additional trial information: <a href='https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05301114' target='_blank'>ClinicalTrials.gov</a> </li><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'><a href='https://health.gov/healthypeople/priority-areas/social-determinants-health' target='_blank'>US Department of Health and Human Services: What Are Social Determinants of Health?</a> </li><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'><a href='https://wwwn.cdc.gov/WPVHC/Nurses/Course/Slide/Unit3_10' target='_blank'>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: What Are Social Risk Factors?</a> </li></ul>
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Support from Community Health Worker for <span class="highlight">Black</span> People with Stage I-IV Breast Cancer

Scaling Social Determinants of Health Screening, Social Support, and Anti-Racism Training to Reduce Inequities in Minority Cancer Survivor Health and Well-Being in Washington, D.C.
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Nearest Location:
2436 miles
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

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Visits:
Up to 1 home visit every month for 6 months

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ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05301114

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Phase NA

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Studying Genetic and Molecular Biomarkers of Breast Cancer in <span class="highlight">Black</span> Women or Men

African Cancer Genome Cohort to Promote Health Equity Among Patients of African Ancestry: Characterization of Genetic and Molecular Drivers

Purpose: To study genetic and molecular biomarkers of breast cancer in individuals of African ancestry.

Who is this for?: <span class="highlight">Black</span> women or men with stage I, stage II, stage III, or stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer. View full eligibility criteria

What's involved?

<p class="seamTextPara"> You will complete the following: </p> <ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Provide blood and tumor tissues</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Receive genetic testing</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Complete social determinants of health (SDOH) survey</li></ul>

What's being studied?

<ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">This trial will also identify the effects of social determinants of health (SDOH) and lifestyle factors on breast cancer mutations.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">This trial is also enrolling people with other types of cancer.</li></ul>

How can I learn more?

<ul class='seamTextUnorderedList'><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'>View eligibility criteria and additional trial information: <a href='https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05754658' target='_blank'>ClinicalTrials.gov</a> </li><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'><a href='https://www.cdc.gov/about/sdoh/index.html' target='_blank'>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)</a> </li></ul>
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Studying Genetic and Molecular Biomarkers of Breast Cancer in <span class="highlight">Black</span> Women or Men

African Cancer Genome Cohort to Promote Health Equity Among Patients of African Ancestry: Characterization of Genetic and Molecular Drivers
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Nearest Location:
2521 miles
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

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Visits:
Number of visits unavailable

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ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05754658

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Phase NA

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Clinical Trial Education and Navigation for People with Stage I-IV Breast Cancer

Diversity and Inclusion in Research Underpinning Prevention and Therapy Trials

Purpose: To study whether a list of clinical trials, clinical trial educational materials, and clinical trial patient navigators (CTPN) increase participation in clinical trials, especially in the <span class="highlight">Black,</span> Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community.

Who is this for?: People with stage I, stage II, stage III, or stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer. View full eligibility criteria

What's involved?

<p class="seamTextPara"> You will receive the following: </p> <ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">List of matched clinical trials</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Clinical trial educational materials</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">Clinical trial patient navigator (CTPN)</li></ul>

What's being studied?

<ul class="seamTextUnorderedList"> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">You will receive a list of matched clinical trials and educational materials designed to inform and empower you to consider clinical trials.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">You will also work with a clinical trial patient navigator (CTPN) to further educate you about clinical trials.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">This trial is available in English and Spanish.</li> <li class="seamTextUnorderedListItem">This trial is also enrolling people with other types of breast cancer.</li></ul>

How can I learn more?

<ul class='seamTextUnorderedList'><li class='seamTextUnorderedListItem'>View eligibility criteria and additional trial information: <a href='https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05146297' target='_blank'>ClinicalTrials.gov</a> </li></ul>
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Clinical Trial Education and Navigation for People with Stage I-IV Breast Cancer

Diversity and Inclusion in Research Underpinning Prevention and Therapy Trials
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Nearest Location:
2569 miles
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
New York, NY

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Visits:
Number of visits unavailable

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ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05146297

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Phase NA

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