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Optimization and Improvement of Care Course for 75 Years and Over Patient With Cancer and Living in Nursing Home on the Marseille Agglomeration (ONCO-EHPAD)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03103659
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2017 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

Brief Summary:

According to data from the French National Cancer Institute (INCA), almost one third of the cancers were diagnosed in overs 75 years patients in France in 2008. The elderly patients management is an important part in oncology daily practice.

These last years, through the geriatric oncology development, collaboration between oncologists and geriatricians, the anti-cancer management and supportive care for elderly patients has evolved. The assessement of potential fragility helps to determine the cancers appropriate treatment plan.

Studies have shown that alterations in geriatric fields, found through Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) are associated with poorer survival, increased risk of chemotherapy severe toxicity and autonomy loss.

Nursing home residents have often more frailties and functional problems than living at home elderly resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic cancer delay. In addition, nursing home residents must have appropriate treatment to preserve as much as possible their quality of life.

Transversal Onco-Geriatrics Unit (UTOG), Day Hospital (HDJ), External Geriatric Mobile Unit (EMGE) of the Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Therapeutic Department of the Marseille hospital propose to organize a personalized care course for nursing home residents with cancer to minimize the diagnostics delay, facilitate their management in oncology and maintain their quality of life.

Elderly patient with suspected cancer is oriented by EMGE to HDJ to realize an oncological and geriatric assessment. Patient would be supported by UTOG and would have access to technical platform.

According to his cancer and nursing home location, the nearest reference center would be offered.

Treatment or course of action (monitoring, palliative care …) would be decided in onco-geriatric multidisciplinary meeting (RCP) (organized by Onco-Geriatric Coordination Unit UCOG PACA west) and programmed and fast hospitalization would be organized in the reference center.

When returning in nursing homes, elderly patient would be revalued by EMGE to continue therapeutic management and personalized care plan. The aim of this management is to allow a shorter hospitalization and maintain the quality of life of frailty patient during cancer treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Elderly Other: personalised care plan Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Optimization and Improvement of Care Course for 75 Years and Over Patient With Cancer and Living in Nursing Home on the Marseille Agglomeration
Estimated Study Start Date : April 27, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 27, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 27, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Nursing Homes

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Elderly patient with cancer living in a nursing home Other: personalised care plan
Quality of life assessement in elderly cancer patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time frame between diagnosis and access to oncologies care facilities [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number of days

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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elderly patients with new diagnosis of cancer or follow-up breakdown or progression of the cancer disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Elderly patients with cognitive impairment.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03103659

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Contact: Anne-Laure COUDERC, MD

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Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
Marseille, France, 13354
Contact: Anne-Laure COUDERC, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
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Study Director: Urielle DESALBRES Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
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Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT03103659    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-48
First Posted: April 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No