Adherence to Survivorship Care Guidelines in Health Care Providers for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Colorectal Cancer Survivor Care
Adenocarcinoma of the Lung - Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Colon - Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum - Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma of the Colon - Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum - Squamous Cell Lung Cancer - Stage I Colon Cancer - Stage I Rectal Cancer - Stage IA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIA Colon Cancer - Stage IIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIA Rectal Cancer - Stage IIB Colon Cancer - Stage IIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIB Rectal Cancer - Stage IIC Colon Cancer - Stage IIC Rectal Cancer - Stage IIIA Colon Cancer - Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer - Stage IIIB Colon Cancer - Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer - Stage IIIC Colon Cancer - Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Adenocarcinoma - Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous - Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Colorectal Neoplasms - Cystadenocarcinoma - Lung Neoplasms - Rectal Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Name: educational intervention Type: Other
Name: medical chart review Type: Other
Overall Status
This clinical trial studies adherence to survivorship care guidelines in health care providers for non-small cell lung cancer or colorectal cancer survivor care. The completion of an educational intervention by health care providers may increase compliance and adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for survivorship care.
Detailed Description

I. To evaluate adherence of oncology health care providers to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for cancer survivorship care in colorectal cancer (CRC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cancers.


I. To develop and assess a targeted educational initiative to improve compliance with NCCN CRC and NSCLC survivorship guidelines for oncology health care providers in academic and community practice.

II. To evaluate the impact of this educational initiative on documented adherence and compliance with NCCN guidelines for NSCLC and CRC survivorship care by oncology health care providers.


Health care providers complete an educational intervention based on NCCN guidelines in CRC and NSCLC survivorship care comprising a power point presentation reviewing evidence and guidelines; a USB drive of the NCCN guidelines with paper copy of pages addressing survivorship care; an electronic and paper copy of a sample survivorship clinic template note with prompts for addressing survivorship care components; and an electronic paper copy sample survivorship care plan that can be adapted and distributed at each participating site.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:


- Any health care provider (physician, advanced practice clinician) at a study site (Fox Chase Cancer Center [FCCC] and Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners [FCCCP]) who provides care for NSCLC and/or CRC survivors


- Cancer Registry cases include stage I-III colon cancer (adenocarcinoma histology), stage I-III rectal cancer (adenocarcinoma histology), stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer (squamous or adenocarcinoma histology)

- Patients must have completed all therapy for curative intent at least six months prior to chart audit

- Undergoing routine oncology care and surveillance at the chosen site (defined as receiving follow-up care with FCCC or FCCCP site health care providers and have an active medical chart)

- No evidence of metastatic disease

- Patients must have been seen for a visit for cancer surveillance between 2009 and 2013

- Health care providers at the participating site must be willing and able to participate in the educational initiative


- Charts eligible for audit after completion of the educational initiative will be for those CRC and NSCLC survivors presenting for follow-up after the initiative has been completed by site health care providers

Exclusion Criteria:


- Cancer Registry cases for diseases other than colon or rectal adenocarcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer (squamous or adenocarcinoma histology)

- Patients currently receiving active therapy for any cancer, including CRC or NSCLC

- Patients who do not undergo routine oncologic care at the chosen Partners site or Fox Chase Cancer Center

- Stage IV cancer or evidence of metastatic disease at any time point

- Patients who have not undergone a visit for cancer surveillance since 2009

- Fox Chase Cancer Partners sites who do not agree to chart audit procedures or providers are unable or unwilling to participate in the educational initiative
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Crystal Denlinger, MD - 215-214-1676 -
Start Date
January 2013
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page