The “Living with Pancreatic Cancer: Patient And Caregiver Experiences Study (PACES),” conducted by Dr. Annette Stanton is seeking volunteers. Dr. Stanton is a 2016 Seed Grant Awardee and spoke at the 2018 Symposium on the importance of managing the emotional journey, for both pancreatic cancer patients and their caregivers. PACES continues Dr. Stanton’s esteemed career of working to improve the psychological and physical health of patients & caregivers over the course of the cancer trajectory.
Living with Pancreatic Cancer: Patient And Caregiver Experiences Study (PACES)
When diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, adults and their loved ones often do not know what to expect. It is important for both affected individuals and their medical teams to understand the likely physical, psychological, and social consequences of the experiences, as well as useful strategies for living with and beyond the disease and its treatment. By taking part in the current study, you can advance the understanding of the experience of pancreatic cancer, and pave the way for the development of approaches to promote quality of life and health for adults living with pancreatic cancer.
Why is the study being conducted?
The purpose of this study is to investigate the physical and psychological well-being of individuals with pancreatic cancer and their caregivers (e.g., spouse).
Who can participate?
Individuals with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and their primary caregivers are invited to take part in this study.
What is involved?
Participants will complete one 90 minute in-person session at UCLA as well as three questionnaires over the course of four months. Questionnaires about topics such as physical and psychological experiences, coping with pancreatic cancer, and your relationship with your caregiver or individual with pancreatic cancer. Participation is completely voluntary and participants will be compensated $40 each for their time.
How can I contact the study team to learn about the study and take part?
Please call our office at 310-794-4911 and leave a voice message indicating your contact information and interest in participation in the PACES project, or email our study at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Principal Investigator for the study is Dr. Annette Stanton at UCLA.
This study has been approved by the UCLA Institutional Review Board, #17-000260, expiration February 15, 2019.