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Long-term toxicities and quality of life of cancer survivors treated with immunotherapy

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Immunotherapies, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, have greatly improved survival for many cancers and are now approved for over half of all cancer patients. However, many patients receiving immunotherapy experience Grade 3 and 4 toxicities, termed immune-related adverse events (IRAEs) which cause frequent hospitalizations, emergency department visits, impaired health-related quality of life (QOL) and often discontinuation of therapy. While clinical trials of immunotherapeutic drugs have reported on IRAEs over short time-periods, the real-life and long-term frequencies of and experiences with IRAEs outside of clinical trials, and the general experience of taking immunotherapies long-term remain unknown. The goal of this protocol is to build a prospective cohort study of cancer survivors who receive immunotherapies.

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Male or Female
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:
Individuals diagnosed with cancer and treated with immunotherapies within the MHealth Fairview system

Cancer

immunotherapy, Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)

Maria Pecoraro - pecor011@umn.edu
Rachel Vogel
STUDY00016320

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