ALTG 13/002 Health related quality of life in Malignant Mesothelioma – H Dhillon

This project is exploring longitudinal HQOL, anxiety and depression and supportive care needs in Mesothelioma. The relationships between HQOL and other prognostic factors such as inflammatory markers, malnutrition and functional status will also be investigated.

Participation will involve collecting routine medical information and completing a series of questionnaires at baseline and at regular follow up intervals for 2 years or until death. There will also be the option to participate in additional nutritional and functional assessments.

The project received ethical approval under the multi-site approval process in August 2013. Site-specific ethics approval has been received for 15 sites across NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. To date, 96 participants have been recruited with 28 currently active on the study. Thirty-four participants have died, 18 have withdrawn (primarily due to disease progression) and 16 participants have completed their 2-year involvement in the study. Recruitment rates at each site are listed below.

Concord Hospital5
Northern Cancer Institute6
Prince of Wales Hospital4
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Westmead Hospital4
The Prince Charles Hospital17
Strathfield Private Hospital
Central West Cancer Service, Orange Health Service6
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre, Campbelltown Hospital2
Liverpool Hospital6
Alan Coates Cancer Centre, Dubbo Base Hospital
Flinders Medical Centre1
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse15
Austin Health1

We are recruiting patients at any stage of their disease and their cancer journey. Once a participant has been consented our research team undertakes all ongoing management of their involvement in the study. The project received ALTG endorsement in March 2013 and is supported by a translational research grant from Cancer Institute NSW.

Study contacts

Investigators: A/Prof Janette Vardy, Dr Haryana Dhillon, Dr Steven Kao, Dr Melanie Price, Dr Cindy Tan and Ms Jocelyn McLean.

Study Coordinator: Mr Jason Fowler

Upcoming Events
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    November 20
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    January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm