Talking to Employers and Medical Staff About Breast Cancer Treatment and Your Job

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jun 3, 2023
  • participants needed
    546
  • sponsor
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Updated on 3 July 2022
cancer treatment
invasive breast cancer
adjuvant chemotherapy
immunostimulant
breast cancer, treatment

Summary

The purpose of this study is learn more about how being treated for breast cancer affects patients' employment. Researchers are testing an early version of a mobile app designed to help breast cancer patients keep their jobs during and after treatment. The app provides advice for patients to use when having conversations about breast cancer with their employers and their doctors. The app is called TEAMWork (Talking to Employers And Medical staff about Work). In this study, the investigators are asking breast cancer patients who are about to receive treatment or who are currently receiving treatment to tell us what aspects of the app work well, so that they can learn how to improve it.

Details
Condition Breast Cancer
Treatment TEAMWork App, Information Booklet
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03572374
SponsorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Last Modified on3 July 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Patient Usability Testing Inclusion Criteria
History of a cancer diagnosis
At least 18 years of age
Male or Female
The ability to give informed consent in English or Spanish
Able to use and read a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Has a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Community Usability Testing Inclusion Criteria
At least 18 years of age
Male or Female
The ability to give informed consent in English or Spanish
Able to use and read a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Has a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Focus Group and Interview Inclusion Criteria
Completed chemotherapy treatment for stage I-III breast cancer
Age 18 to 64 (inclusive)
Female
Paid employment (full time or part time) in the three months prior to diagnosis or at time of consent to MSK protocol #10-071 (PI: Blinder)
The ability to give informed consent in English or Spanish
Able to use and read a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
Has a smartphone (iPhone or Android)
For Cohort 2
Participants was covered by Emergency Medicaid at the time of diagnosis and/or at any point during their treatment for breast cancer
RCT Inclusion Criteria
Localized invasive breast cancer (not stage 0 or stage IV)
Age 18 to 64 (inclusive)
If electronic medical record does not specify stage and patient is undergoing (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy, assume stage is I, II or III
Female
Planning to undergo or undergoing adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Able to use and read a smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad, iPhone or Android)
Employment statue of (full time or part time) (those who are on disability leave/medical leave, and other unique employment circumstances at the PI's dicretion are eligible)
Has access to a smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad, iPhone or Android)
Language preference as English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria

RCT Exclusion Criteria
Recurrence with metastases of breast cancer
Stage 0 breast cancer (DCIS only)
Stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer
Participants or family members who are participating in IHCD SDOH studies
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