NCORP CCDR Study Featured in American College of Surgeons Newsletter

Posted: October 12, 2021

The NCORP Alliance Research Base’s cancer care delivery research (CCDR) study, Improving Patient-Centered Communication in Breast Cancer, was featured in the October 2021External Web Site Policy Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons newsletter.

The Improving Patient-Centered Communication in Breast Cancer: A Randomized Control Trial of a Shared Decision Engagement System (SharES) (A231901CD) is an Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology/American College of Surgeons CCDR trial. It was activated January 15, 2021, at 25 NCORP sites. More than 40 surgeons are leading teams toward the collective accrual goal of 700 patients.

SharES uses two interventions to address key gaps identified in the iCanDecide study, which developed the iCanDecide breast cancer treatment decision-making tool. SharES will test the intervention efficacy by adding an emotional support enhancement module to help patients manage the anxiety and worry associated with a new diagnosis. The module also will help patients make treatment decisions and link the patient experience with the tool to that of their surgeon and clinicians via a clinician dashboard, so they can support patient centered communication.