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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Advanced Solid Tumor Diseases
and you are
over 21
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

The aim of the study is to compare the benefits of three types of individual treatment programs for cancer patients: Meaning-Centered counseling, Supportive counseling, and Enhanced Usual Care. We would like to train therapists in administering these types of counseling, so that they have expertise to work on the study. The therapists will administer either the Meaning-Centered counseling or the Supportive counseling, as part of their training. Many cancer patients use counseling or other resources to help with the emotional burden of their illnesses. Counseling often helps them cope with cancer by giving them a place to express their feelings. "Meaning-Centered" counseling aims to teach cancer patients how to maintain or even increase a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, despite cancer. "Supportive" counseling is intended to help the patient cope with cancer by giving them a place to express their feelings and get support. Enhanced Usual Care is intended to offer the patient referrals and resources that are matched to their individual needs in addition to the care they are already receiving at MSKCC.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP)
  • Behavioral: standard Individual Supportive Psychotherapy (ISP)
  • Behavioral: enhanced usual care (EUC)

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01323309. The sponsor of the trial is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and it is looking for 346 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Individual Psychosocial Interventions for Cancer Patients