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Evaluation of an anxiety intervention for older adults with cancer and informal caregivers of older adults with cancer

Clinical Trial Details

This study is for men and women who are 65 years or older with cancer and informal caregivers of people 65 years or older with cancer. Informal caregivers are family and/or friends of cancer patients who provide physical, emotional, and/or practical support to the patient and are not paid for providing this care.

To participate in this study, patients and/or caregivers must also be experiencing elevated anxiety levels. This study is being conducted because approximately 60% of new cancer diagnoses are in patents 65 years or older, anxiety is common in these patients and their caregivers, and psychological interventions specifically for older adults with cancer and their informal caregivers have not been developed and evaluated. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the intervention has a clinically significant effect on patients' and caregivers' anxiety.

Key Eligibility: 

Patients
Open to men and women age 65 years or older 
Diagnosis of cancer
Experiencing elevated anxiety

Caregivers
Open to men and women 
Providing informal (unpaid) care to a person age 65 years or older with cancer
Experiencing elevated anxiety

Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan

Contact(s)

Lauren Meador
212-746-1489
lam2030@med.cornell.edu

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

Weill Cornell Medicine IRB #:

1510016676

Status

Open to Enrollment

Age Group

Adult