This pilot clinical trial studies a peer-to-peer support program in improving quality of life
outcomes in patients with gynecologic cancer and their caregivers. Peer-to-peer support and
mentoring may help improve quality of life and reduce symptoms of distress in gynecologic
cancer patients and their families.
I. To test the feasibility and acceptability of a Woman-to-Woman (W2W) program for patients
with gynecologic cancer at City of Hope (COH). Address the following descriptive research
questions: were patients, mentors, and patients' family caregivers satisfied with the timing,
format, and content of the program? Did the program benefit patients, mentors, and patients'
Patients participate in the W2W program for which they are matched with a trained mentor and
followed throughout treatment by phone, email, and/or in person.
After completion of study, patients are followed up at 6 and 12 months.
- PATIENT PARTICIPANTS
- Patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent gynecologic cancer (ovarian, uterine,
cervical, vaginal, vulvar) actively undergoing treatment (chemotherapy, surgery, or
radiation therapy) at COH (including Duarte and South Pasadena campuses)
- English-speaking patients
- PEER MENTORS
- Peer mentors will be past gynecologic cancer patients not currently undergoing
treatment for their cancer, and considered without evidence of disease
- Over age 18
- PEER MENTORS: English-speaking patients
- This study is open to patients of all races and ethnicities
- PEER MENTORS:
- Major psychiatric disease
- Currently undergoing treatment for active gynecologic cancer
Duarte, California 91010
Thanh H. Dellinger, MD
Site Status: Recruiting