Randomized Trial of a Collaborative Palliative and Oncology Care Model for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

2016-11-30 15:45:43 | BioPortfolio


This research study is evaluating the impact a collaborative palliative care and oncology team will have on the quality of life, symptoms, mood, and end of life outcomes of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on lessening (or "palliating") symptoms and assisting in coping with serious illness.


The main purpose of this study is to compare two types of care - standard leukemia oncology care and standard leukemia oncology care with collaborative involvement of palliative care clinicians to see which is better for improving the experience of patients and families with AML undergoing treatment.

The investigators aim to find out whether introducing patients and families undergoing AML treatment to the palliative care team that specializes in symptom management can improve the physical and psychological symptoms that patients and families experience during their hospitalizations for their leukemia care as well as enhance the quality of patients' end of life care.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Standard Leukemia Care, Palliative Care


Massachusetts general Hospital
United States


Not yet recruiting


Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-30T15:45:43-0500

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