Research contributes to the SIH Cancer Institute standards of excellence

March 1st, 2017

Cancer Survivors: Have you completed treatment in the last 2 years? Have trouble sleeping?

Research contributes to the SIH Cancer Institute standards of excellence and innovation in cancer treatment services. SIH is pleased to announce that they are participating in a new clinical trial through the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The NCORP is a national network of investigators, cancer care providers, and academic institutions that have the shared objective of bringing cancer research opportunities to individuals in their own communities, like the Southern Illinois region. The main goal of the NCORP is to improve patient outcomes and reduce cancer disparities.

Insomnia and sleep disturbance are two of the most common and distressing problems reported by cancer survivors. This new clinical trial is designed to study the post-treatment management of insomnia and sleep disturbance by comparing the effectiveness of yoga, health education, and cognitive behavioral therapy. By participating in this research, cancer survivors will have the opportunity to receive classes that may positively impact their sleep habits and related overall well-being. Additionally, the findings from this study could influence the standard treatment for insomnia in cancer survivors.

To qualify you must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a cancer survivor who has received surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
  • Have completed all treatment within the last 2-60 months
  • Meet the criteria for insomnia
  • Be able to read and understand English
  • Be able to provide written informed consent
  • Be available for 75-90 minute class sessions, up to 2 times a week for 8 weeks

If you think that you may meet the qualifications for participation in this study, and are interested in learning more, please contact one of the SIH Clinical Research Specialists listed below who will be happy to provide you with more information and assess your eligibility.

Lisa Barnes, BS, RT(R)(T)
Clinical Research Specialist
1 (618) 985-3333 ext. 68371

Justin Walker, MNS
Clinical Research Specialist
1 (618) 457-5200 ext. 67162