MDACC Study No:2008-0594 ( NCT No: NCT00798187)
Title:Efficacy of Cancer Support Programs: A Social Comparison Theory Analysis
Principal Investigator:Cindy L. Carmack
Treatment Agent:Behavioral Intervention
Study Status:Closed
Study Description:The goal of this research study is to learn if a support group program is
acceptable for patients with prostate cancer or patients with breast cancer.
Researchers also want to learn if the characteristics of the members of the
support group program can have an effect on the quality of life of other
members of the support group program. Support group programs will be conducted
separately for prostate cancer patients and breast cancer patients.
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Disease Group:Breast; Prostate
Phase of Study:N/A
Treatment Agents:Behavioral Intervention
Treatment Location:Only at MDACC
Estimated Length of Stay in Houston:N/A
Supported By:National Cancer Institute
Return Visit:Participants will come to MDACC for two assessment sessions (baseline and 3
months) and 10 weekly groups sessions.
Home Care:Participants are taught new cognitive-behavioral skills each week during the
group session and are encouraged to practice the skills at home.

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Physician Name:Cindy L. Carmack
Dept:Behavioral Science
For Clinical Trial Enrollment:713-745-3582
For General Questions about Clinical Trials:800-392-1611 (in U.S.A.) 713-792-6161 (outside U.S.A.)

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