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Palliative Care Support for Patients With Hematological Malignancies Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
Feasibility of Implementing Pre-Transplant Palliative Care Support for Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Hematological Malignancies
Status Conditions Phase Study ID
Closed Hematologic Malignancies Pilot Study 2659.00

This pilot clinical trial studies palliative care support for patients with hematological malignancies undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant. Palliative care support may improve quality of life in this patient population.

Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 800-804-8824  
Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)
  • Written informed consent
  • English as primary language
  • Planned autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Presence of co-morbidities (hematopoietic cell transplant co-morbidity index [HCT-CI] score 3 or greater), high risk disease (relapse risk > 25%), or a planned type of transplant (human leukocyte antigen [HLA]-mismatched allogeneic or myeloablative) that places the patient at a higher than average risk of non-relapse mortality or relapse
Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)
  • Major psychiatric diagnosis that impairs cognitive functioning or is not controlled at the time of the approach, as judged by the patient's medical team
  • First transplant of a planned tandem procedure (the second transplant is eligible)
Last Updated
September 18, 2014
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