Distress Associated With Stopping Immunotherapy of Cancer Patients

  • End date
    Aug 31, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Pittsburgh
Updated on 23 October 2022


The study includes participants experiencing distress with regard to stopping immunotherapy and will utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy to reduce fear of recurrence, depression, and anxiety and improve quality of life.


The intervention will be delivered through telemedicine to reduce the patient-related barriers to treatment including cost, transportation, and being able to maintain appointments while managing the side effects of treatment. The intervention will provide the patient with skills to reduce distress associated with ceasing treatment of a checkpoint inhibitor through the development evidence-based psychological and behavioral strategies that are tailored to the patients' preferences.

Condition Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Treatment Cognitive behavioral therapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04761328
SponsorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Last Modified on23 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age 21 years and older
Fluent in English
Diagnosis of cancer and history of treatment with immunotherapy

Exclusion Criteria

Active suicidal ideation, delusions or hallucinations
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