Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a study for bone marrow/stem cell/cord blood transplant survivors

Have you had a bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant, or cord blood transplant?

Mount Sinai School of Medicine with the support of the American Cancer Society are looking for people who:

  • Had a transplant between 9 months and 3 years ago

  • Are living with their disease or free of disease after a successful transplant

  • Are at least 18 years old (and 16 or older at the time of transplant)

  • Speak English

  • Have telephone service

If you answered yes to each of these questions, you may be eligible to join a study that will test a program designed to help people experiencing problems and concerns reported by some people who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant for treatment of cancer and related diseases.

To determine whether you are eligible to join the study, you will be asked to complete a 20 minute telephone screening interview that includes questions about your background and your thoughts and feelings about your illness and transplant.

If you are found to be eligible and if you decide to join the study, you will complete study procedures from your home, directed by a study staff member. The study includes two telephone interviews, spaced over about 4 months. One will take about 45 minutes and the other will take about 60 minutes. Between the two interviews you will be asked to complete four 30-minute study sessions that involve writing about various topics. You will be compensated for your time and effort.

To learn more about this study, contact Christine Rini at (212) 659-5555 or Lisa Wu at (212) 659-5586. You can also email them: or

More information about this study can be found at its website: Sharing Our Strength: Life's Journey After Transplant.

This study is being conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is funded by the American Cancer Society. It has been approved by the Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board (GCO# 06-0391 approved through 9/17/09)


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