Dr. Julia Hannum Rose Receives $2.2 Million from the National Cancer Institute to study “Aging and Supportive Care in Advanced Cancer,” and an additional award of $560,000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs

By | May 1, 2004

This 5-year randomized control trial examines the effect of a coping and communication support (CCS) intervention for advanced cancer patients and their family members over a period of time when goals of care are expected to shift. Trained CCS practitioners will be continuously available to patients and their family caregivers to assist with coping and communication challenges as they arise. Clinical sites for the study include MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center, CASE-affiliated medical centers with missions to serve low-income and other underserved populations. Dr. Rose is Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at CASE, Co-Director of CHRP`s Program of Research and Education on Aging (PREA), and Director of the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center (WRGEC). Results of these combined studies will be disseminated in WRGEC-sponsored interdisciplinary training programs for health care professionals who provide care for cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information about this study, please contact Dr. Rose at jrose@metrohealth.org.Program of Research and Education on Aging, jrose@metrohealth.org