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Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee

The Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee (SC) was established in April 2006. The core committee membership includes representatives from the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Research Bases, R01 investigators, community oncologists, biostatisticians, patient advocates, and NCI Staff.

Mission Statement

The SxQOL SC:

  • reviews and prioritizes symptom management intervention clinical trial concepts to be conducted through the CCOP mechanism,
  • provides input to studies with secondary quality-of-life (QOL) endpoints in Cooperative Group treatment studies,
  • develops prioritization criteria for QOL studies that are eligible for proposed Correlative Science/QOL set aside funds, and
  • convenes Clinical Trial Planning Meetings (CTPM) to identify critical questions and prioritize key strategies related to side effects of cancer, cancer treatment, and patients quality of life.

Roster of Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee (SC) members
Michael J. Fisch, M.D., M.P.H., and Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H. Co-chairs

Working Groups

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Working Group: Paul Jacobsen, M.D. and Ann O'Mara, Ph.D., R.N., Co-chairs

Clinical Trials Planning Meetings (CTPMs)

The Goal of CTPMs is to:

  • identify strategic directions for clinical trials in a specific field
    • reach consensus on the most important clinical trials to conduct;
    • identify portfolio gaps and emerging scientific opportunities;
    • identify innovative trial design opportunities;
  • facilitate innovation and collaboration among the broad oncology community active in the specific cancer under study

List of Clinical Trial Planning Meetings (CTPM) Executive Summaries and Publications

Protocols

To search all active clinical trials, go to: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search

CCCT Contact: Susan Rossi, Ph.D., M.P.H.