Self-Advocacy in Men

In this mixed methods study, Dr. Thomas explores how men with cancer overcome challenges they encounter during their cancer experience. Using individual in-depth interviews along with a large national observational study, she is using complementary qualitative and quantitative data to define key self-advocacy behaviors and revise existing measures that were developed in women. She is … Read more

Patient-centered and Efficacious Advance Care Planning in Cancer (PEACe-compare)

Dr. Yael Schenker leads this single-blind, mixed-methods comparative effectiveness trial and concurrent qualitative study, which will compare the effects of in-person advance care planning (ACP) discussions with trained facilitators versus web-based ACP using interactive videos among 400 patients with solid tumor cancer and their caregivers. (Funding Source: NIH/NCI Grant R01CA235730) Project-related publications  Patient-centered and efficacious … Read more

Randomized Trial of Specialty Palliative Care Integrated with Critical Care for Critically Ill Older Adults at High Risk of Death or Severe Disability (PROPACC)

Drs. Douglas White and Yael Schenker lead this multi-center randomized efficacy trial and concurrent qualitative study, which will compare usual care to early integration of specialty palliative care with standard critical care among 625 older, critically ill patients at high risk of death or severe disability in ten ICUs within six hospitals in Pennsylvania. (Funding … Read more