Last updated on October 2018

Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Adapted to Italian Cancer Care Setting


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Endogenous depression | Anxiety | ANXIETY NEUROSIS | Depression | Quality of life
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 18 years of age or more
  2. fluency in Italian language;
  3. no cognitive impairment;
  4. confirmed or working diagnosis of "wet" stage IIIB (those not treated with curative intent) or IV lung cancer; any stage of pancreatic or stage IV GI cancer, stage III or IV ovarian and fallopian tube cancers, or other stage IV gynecological cancer; and stage IV breast, genitourinary, sarcoma, melanoma or endocrine cancers (expected survival of 12-18 months); a score 10 at the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) or 20 at the Death and Dying Distress Scale (DDAS). -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. communication difficulties;
  2. inability to commit to the required 6 sessions (i.e., too ill to participate, lack of transportation, etc.);
  3. actively seeing a psychotherapist, and

Recruitment Status: Open


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