Supportive care trial

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:568867
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:

A supportive care trial or study looks at ways to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors. For example, supportive care trials may look at interventions to reduce issues encountered by cancer patients, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, weight loss, a risk for second cancers, and depression.

These studies often include interventions from other areas of allied health, such as changing nutrition, physical therapy and group therapy. These may also be known as supportive care studies.

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Person with cancer—supportive care trial name Health, Standard 04/02/2015

Person with cancer—supportive care trial name, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 04/02/2015

Supportive care trial name Health, Standard 04/02/2015