Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop and Study for Cancer Survivors

Stanford University (Other)
Overall Status
Completed ID
University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center (Other)
Duration (Months)
Patients Per Site
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

Cancer: Surviving and Thriving is a 6-week workshop for cancer survivors. The overall goal of the study is to determine whether an online cancer survivor education and support workshop can have lasting beneficial effects in helping survivors improve their self-management of health skills and quality of life.

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
  • Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop
Phase 2

Detailed Description

This workshop is aimed at helping you better manage your own health and the demands placed on you because of your cancer diagnosis. It is hoped that the workshop will give you the skills needed to reduce stress and improve your quality of life. If successful, the workshop can be made available to other cancer survivors.

Each workshop is 6 weeks with new lessons each week. You will be asked to log on at your convenience 2-3 times each week for a total of 1-2 hours, to read the lessons, complete assignments, and share your ideas and experiences with your classmates. There are no requirements that participants log in at the same time.

With the moderators and other workshop participants, you will discuss:
  • Healthy eating

  • Managing fatigue

  • Managing stress

  • Starting and maintaining an appropriate physical activity program

  • Getting a good night's sleep

  • Dealing with difficult emotions

  • Solving the problems caused by having had cancer

  • Communicating better with your health care professionals

  • Communicating better with your friends, family and coworkers

Study Design

Study Type:
Actual Enrollment :
585 participants
Intervention Model:
Single Group Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Supportive Care
Official Title:
Cancer Survivors Online Self-Management Workshop
Study Start Date :
Jul 1, 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date :
Aug 1, 2011
Actual Study Completion Date :
Dec 1, 2011

Arms and Interventions

Experimental: online workshop

Behavioral: Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Online Workshop

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Document patterns of health care utilization [2011]

  2. Quality of Life [baseline and 6 months]

  3. Outcome Measure: Better Interactions with Oncologists [baseline and 6 months]

  4. Health Behaviors [baseline and 6 months]

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Satisfaction with intervention [baseline and 6 months]

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
19 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:Any adult (19 and over) cancer survivor living in the United States who:
  1. was diagnosed within the past 5 years with a new or recurring cancer since the original diagnosis; 2) has completed their cancer treatment (surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy); 3) isn't currently being treated for cancer except for hormonal therapy; and
  2. has and email account and access to high speed internet connection. Exclusion Criteria:Not meeting the inclusion criteria

Contacts and Locations


SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
1Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordCaliforniaUnited States94305
2Macmillan Cancer SupportLondonUKUnited Kingdom

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Stanford University
  • University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center


  • Principal Investigator: Kate R Lorig, Stanford University

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
Kate Lorig, Professor of Medicine, Emerita, Stanford University Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • VAR0044
  • SU-07292009-3460
First Posted:
Aug 20, 2009
Last Update Posted:
Feb 7, 2013
Last Verified:
Feb 1, 2013

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Feb 7, 2013