Identifying Best Approach in Improving Quality of Life and Survival After a Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Older, Medically Infirm, or Frail Patients With Blood Diseases

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
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For more information, see NCT03870750
This phase II/III trial studies the best approach in improving quality of life and survival after a donor stem cell transplant in older, weak, or frail patients with blood diseases. Patients who have undergone a transplant often experience increases in disease and death. One approach, supportive and palliative care (SPC), focuses on relieving symptoms of stress from serious illness and care through physical, cultural, psychological, social, spiritual, and ethical aspects. While a second approach, clinical management of comorbidities (CMC) focuses on managing multiple diseases, other than cancer, such as heart or lung diseases through physical exercise, strength training, stress reduction, medication management, dietary recommendations, and education. Giving SPC, CMC, or a combination of both may work better in improving quality of life and survival after a donor stem cell transplant compared to standard of care in patients with blood diseases.
Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Best Practice, Clinical Management, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Questionnaire Administration, Supportive Palliative Care, Survey Administration
Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm, Non-Neoplastic Hematologic and Lymphocytic Disorder
Mohamed Sorror, MD, MSc, Ronald Sobecks, MD, George Carrum, MD, Hassan Alkhateeb, MD, Rachel Cook, MD, MS, Laura Johnston, MD, Rebecca Olin, MD, Joseph Uberti, MD, PhD, Tiffany Sherrill, Hassan Alkhateeb, Mukta Arora, MD

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