A Study to Evaluate Mindfulness Intervention During Radiotherapy


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 18-004546
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-004546

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) on subjective reports of wellness including emotional, physical, functional, and social domains during radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years old.
  • Prescribed a course of at least 15 daily fractions of RT for curative intent of any malignancy.
  • Willing to attend mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) sessions weekly during RT.
  • Able to transport themselves to scheduled MBI sessions in the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (DAHLC).
  • Able to complete questionnaire(s) by themselves.
  • Native English speaker (MBI sessions, videos, and QOL questionnaires are only available in English).
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-2.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prescribed a course of RT with fewer than 15 consecutive, daily fractions.
  • Unable or unwilling to attend required MBI sessions.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kimberly Corbin, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jennifer Haen



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