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Survivorship Research Initiatives

Information

To learn more about cancer survivorship research at Sylvester, please call, 305-243-3329 or
email SCCCSurvivorshipResearch@miami.edu

Current Sylvester Survivorship Research Studies

VSMART – Videoconference stress management and relaxation training for older women with breast cancer Page 1
ENCUENTROS de Salud /Mi Salud Dia a Dia Study - Cognitive behavioral stress management training for Hispanic men after prostate cancer treatment Page 1
Firefighter Survivorship Study Page 1
FAMILY Laboratory   Page 1
Dyadic and Individual Effects of Cancer in the Family Page 1

 

UHealth PRO

Electronic Health Record Integrated Symptom Screening and Monitoring to Optimize Patient Care

The UHealth PRO Initiative is designed to provide personalized care by informing and optimizing patient clinic visits. With advances in assessment science and information technology, we now have the capacity to assess common oncology related symptoms (e.g. distress, pain, fatigue) and practical needs utilizing brief and well-validated questionnaires through MyChart. Questionnaires can be completed prior or during a clinic visit. This program is currently being pilot tested prior to system wide implementation. The system provides “real time” scores to providers on patient reported outcomes (PROs) of relevance to patient care and can be customized to specific disease sites, treatments or programs such as Phase I trials. UHealth PRO is yet another example of Sylvester’s commitment to personalized, state of the art care.

Screenshot for the login page to MyUHealth Chart

Question Domains for Cancer Clinics graphic

  • UHealth PRO will systematically assess PROs for all ambulatory oncology patients across our clinics for symptoms of anxiety, depression, pain interference, fatigue, and poor physical function. 
  • Additionally, participants will complete checklists regarding practical (e.g., transportation, child care) and nutritional needs to facilitate access to care. 
  • The questionnaires are brief and are completed within MyChart prior to a doctor’s appointment or during the clinic visit. 
  • Patients scoring above clinically validated thresholds are triaged to Social Work Services (for depression and/or anxiety) or their medical treatment teams (for pain, fatigue and/or poor physical function). Practical needs alerts such as assistance with transportation, childcare or education regarding their cancer, for example, are triaged to Social Work Services.
  • Further, a very brief assessment of nutritional concerns helps identify patients at need of Nutrition Services. 

One of the many advantages of this program is that in addition to providing personalized care, it creates opportunities for translational and cancer care delivery research within Sylvester. 

If you would like more information on the UHealth PRO initiative, please refer to informational pamphlet or contact:

By email:  UHealthPRO@miami.edu 
By phone: 305-243-3329