Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick and Newark

Division of Cancer Epidemiology

Research Data

 

African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)
http://www.cancer.duke.edu/aaces/

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) is collaborating with researchers at Duke University, in addition to sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, New Orleans, Ohio, Illinois and Detroit on this study of ovarian cancers in African-American women. The purpose of this study is to gather information on ovarian cancer risk factors (including genetics), treatments and outcomes in African-American women. Eligible individuals have been newly diagnosed with an invasive ovarian cancer and identify as African-American. Women who decide to participate will have a telephone interview, complete a diet survey by mail, and provide a saliva or blood sample (optional).

Funding Source: NIH (National Institutes of Health) - National Cancer Institute

Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation (CEASAR) for Localized Prostate Cancer
www.ceasarprostate.org

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) is collaborating with Vanderbilt University to conduct the CEASAR study. The goal of the study is to compare the effectiveness of various therapies for localized prostate cancer in terms of patient-reported outcomes, side effects, quality of life, and complications of treatment. By figuring out what treatments "work best, in which patients and in whose hands", it will help men with prostate cancer make better decisions regarding their care. The first phase of the study includes a baseline survey, a six-month follow-up survey, and a twelve-month follow-up survey. The second phase of the study includes a three-year follow-up survey, and a five-year follow-up survey.

Funding source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


Epidemiologic Study of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

The purpose of the study is to investigate how dietary, physical activity and certain medical factors may cause liver cancer. New Jersey and Connecticut residents newly diagnosed with hepatocellular cancer are eligible for the study. Telephone interviews are conducted to collect information on demographics, physical activity, medical history and lifestyle factors. Information on dietary habits are collected through food frequency questionnaires. Saliva samples are collected for genetic testing related to immune and other cell functions, and for analysis of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections.

Source: NIH (National Institutes of Health) - National Cancer Institute


Forteo Post Approval Surveillance Study: Case Series

This study, conducted by RTI Health Solutions on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company, is investigating the safety of the osteoporosis drug, Forteo. The objectives for this study are to learn more about factors that may be related to the development of osteosarcoma or similar cancers in adult and to monitor for Forteo exposures in adult osteosarcoma patients.

Funding Source: RTI Health Solutions


Intimacy-Enhancing Couples’ Intervention for Localized Prostate Cancer

The Intimacy-Enhancing Couples’ Intervention for Localized Prostate Cancer study is being done in collaboration with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey to learn more about prostate cancer in men who are married or live with a partner. The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed for couples and how patients and their partners cope with cancer diagnosis. Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer and their partners may be eligible to participate in this study. Participants are asked to attend counseling interventions and complete questionnaires.

Source: National Institutes of Health(NIH) - National Cancer Institute


Measuring Your Health (MY-Health): Validation Study of Health Outcomes Measures
“MY-Health Study”
http://www.nihpromis.org/about/abouthome

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) is collaborating with Georgetown University on a study to validate the PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) measures in cancer patients. The purpose of this study is to measure health, well-being, physical and emotional functions, demographic information and self-reported disease severity/status and treatment. Eligible individuals are asked to complete an initial survey, a follow-up survey 6 months after the first and an optional request to release medical records (for this study only). This study is currently in the data analysis phase.

Source: National Institutes of Health(NIH) - National Cancer Institute


Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Surveillance Study: a Case-Series Registry

The Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Surveillance Study is being conducted by the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) in collaboration with United BioSource Corporation to identify possible risk factors for developing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), including history of treatment with liraglutide, a prescription medicine for type 2 diabetes. This study is taking place in more than 20 states across the country and involves a telephone interview with adults who have been diagnosed with MTC.

Funding source: United BioSource Corporation


Survivorship Care Experiences of Oral Cancer Survivors in the SEER Registry: A Pilot Study

The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) is collaborating with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey on a study of survivorship of individuals diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancers. The purpose of this study is to identify unmet support needs, get a better understanding of follow-up care experiences, and quality of life of oral and oropharyngeal cancer survivors. Eligible individuals may speak English or Spanish and will be asked to complete a survey by mail.

Funding Source: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, department funded


Patterns of Care/Quality of Care Study
http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/poc/

The Patterns of Care/Quality of Care Study is part of the National Cancer Institute’s effort to document and verify types of treatment that patients are receiving for specific types of cancer in different geographic areas of the United States. Each year the study reviews different cancer sites.

Funding Source: National Cancer Institute / SEER Rapid Response Study


Women's Circle of Health Study
www.cinj.org/research/about-womens-circle-health-study

The Women’s Circle of Health study is a collaboration of several institutions, including the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the New Jersey Department of Health, Rutgers School of Public Health, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The study aims to evaluate factors explaining the earlier age at diagnosis and the more aggressive nature of breast cancer in African-American women, compared to Caucasian women. Participants are asked to complete an interview, which includes answering questions regarding demographic, medical, reproductive, lifestyle and diet histories, measuring body size such as weight, height, waist and hip circumferences, providing a saliva sample, and filling out a questionnaire about usual dietary intake.

Source: National Institutes of Health(NIH) - National Cancer Institute