Last updated on February 2018

Evaluation of a Telephone Care Nurse in the Management of Patients With Cancer and Treated by Oral Chemotherapy


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a nurse telephone interview in the management of cancer patients treated by oral chemotherapy. This is a multicenter prospective randomized controlled pragmatic interventional trial conducted in collaboration with two oncology care facilities. Eligible population consists of all patients suffering from advanced cancer and treated by oral chemotherapy except hormonotherapy. 184 patients will be enrolled in the study. The experimental group will receive a standard followed by a medical oncologist, hematologist or radiation therapist as part of routine care, and telephone interviews by a nurse every 14 +/- 2 days for 6 months. The control group will receive a standard followed by a medical oncologist, hematologist or radiation therapist as part of routine care.

The effectiveness of the intervention will be evaluated by a toxicity score of the 9 most common side effects of oral cancer (oral mucositis, hand-foot syndrome, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, pain, asthenia, rash and anorexia) officers from NCI CTCAE v4.0-(Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events) and turned into a single composite criterion (sum of 9 Toxicity grades).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02459483

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