Improving Surgical Care and Outcomes in Older Cancer Patients Through Implementation of an Efficient Pre-Surgical Toolkit (OPTI-Surg)
Use of a Pre-Surgical Toolkit in Improving Surgical Care and Outcomes in Older Participants With Cancer
Sponsor: NIH
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: AAAS6682
U.S. Govt. ID: NCT03857620
Contact: Research Nurse Navigator: 212-342-5162 / cancerclinicaltrials@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: Surgery is the main treatment for many cancer conditions. In many elderly patients, surgery can greatly affect physical condition, and the ability to return to pre-surgery levels of physical functioning. By providing some simple pre-surgical recommendations, it may be possible to improve the rate of recovery from surgery and the possibility that patients will return to their pre-surgery levels of function. Your doctors are participating in a study to determine if a change in how they evaluate and manage elderly patients will improve recovery rates from major cancer surgery. Doctors and members of the surgical team will use a group of assessment tools called OPTI-Surg that helps them make pre-surgery referrals and recommendations. The research study team wants to find out if using OPTI-Surg to guide pre-surgical referrals and recommendations can help improve recovery for elderly patients after cancer surgery. There will be about 450 people taking part in this study. Cancers include: Bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, adrenal cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer, and prostate cancer.
Investigator
Bret Taback, MD
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Are you between the ages of 18 and 70? Yes No
Do you have known or suspected cancer diagnosis? Yes No
Can you speak and complete questionnaires in English? Yes No
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