A Randomized Trial Addressing Cancer-Related Financial Hardship Through Delivery of a Proactive Financial Navigation Intervention (CREDIT)
Study of Financial Navigator Addressing Cancer-Related Financial Hardship in Cancer Patients and Their Spouses
Sponsor: NIH
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: AAAT8804
U.S. Govt. ID: NCT04960787
Contact: Research Nurse Navigator: 212-342-5162 / cancerclinicaltrials@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information: Studies have shown that cancer patients and their spouses may be at high risk for financial problems because of the cost of cancer treatment. This study is being done to answer the following question: Can a financial navigation program help patients and their spouses understand and better manage the financial aspects of cancer care? A financial navigator is a person or team who works with patients and their families to help them reduce stress or hardship related to the cost of cancer treatment. Financial navigators help patients understand their out-of-pocket expenses and what their health insurance plans may cover. Financial navigation may also help patients set up payment plans, find cost-saving methods for treatments, and improve access to healthcare services that the patient needs. This study is being done to find out if a financial navigation program will help cancer patients and their spouses 1) better understand and better manage the financial aspects of cancer care 2) access resources to help with medical and non-medical expenses while the patient is receiving treatment, and 3) improve patient and spouse quality of life by reducing worry about finances. Cancers may include bladder cancer, brain and spinal tumors, breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, gynecologic cancers, head and neck/oral cancers, kidney cancer, leukemia, liver cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, skin cancers, multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, sarcomas, stomach cancer, testicular cancer, and thyroid cancer.
Dawn Hershman, MD
Do You Qualify?
Are you at least 18 years old? Yes No
Have you been diagnosed with cancer in the past 4 months and are receiving therapy for the cancer now or will be in the future? Yes No
Do you have a spouse who is also willing to take part in this trial? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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