A Study to Evaluate Visually Inspired Patient Education Material on Willingness to Pursue Radiation Therapy


About this study

The purpose of this study is to measure how patient anxiety changes using a validated patient reported outcome measure, to measure radiotherapy completion rates in the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community, and to measure patient perception of information received using a validated patient reported outcome measure.



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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient at least 18 years of age with cancer diagnosis.
  • Radiation therapy is recommended for their cancer treatment as a next step in their cancer care.
  • Cognitive capacity to complete a paper-and-pencil survey.
  • Ability to communicate and understand English with proficiency to provide informed consent and complete a paper-and-pencil survey.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patient < 18 years of age.
  • Patient does not have a cancer diagnosis.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Samir Patel, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Idali Cuellar

(480) 301-4318


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