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Young Adults Cancer Care Interview Study

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Lacuna Loft loves sharing research opportunities with you so today we’re passing along a fabulous study being done between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center and Kaiser Permanente to learn from patients and family members about the care that young adults (ages 18-39) with cancer receive.

Learn.  Their goal is to evaluate and improve cancer care for future young cancer patients. They especially want to understand what is most important to patients when cancer treatment has not been effective. Research shows that many young adults think about this situation, even when their treatment is going well.

Improve care. Research involving this phase of a patient’s journey with cancer is currently lacking, so they believe that together, we have an opportunity to explore and improve the care that patients receive.

If you would like more information about the study and to find out if you’re eligible to participate, please contact the study project manager, Lauren Fisher at 617-632-6201 or

1. Study participation includes a one-time telephone interview that lasts between 30-60 minutes.

2. The interviewer will ask you open-ended questions about:
– Plans for care
– Important qualities of care
– Priorities for care

3. You’ll receive a $25.00 gift card as a token of their immense appreciation for your participation.

Your information will remain confidential and no one will be aware of your participation except Dana Farber study staff.