• MPNRF | September 28, 2017

    Arizona State University, in partnership with University of Texas Health San Antonio Cancer Center, and the Mayo Clinic, began recruitment for an 8-week study that aims to explore the practicality and impact of different non-pharmacologic strategies (i.e., mobile app, education) to reduce fatigue in MPN patients. We have had an incredible response thus far, with over 150 patients completing the eligibility survey. Additionally, we have made some changes to our eligibility criteria based on feedback received from interested participants. This has allowed us to enroll a more diverse range of MPN patients, which we are very excited about as the goal of studies like this is to impact the lives of as many MPN patients as we can through our work.

    We are currently still seeking MPN patients to participate. The purpose of the study is to explore the practicality and preliminary effects of two different non-pharmacologic strategies for MPN patient symptom burden. We are seeking MPN cancer patients, ages 18 and up, to participate. Participants must be willing to be randomized to one of four different groups that includes a combination of materials/resources and/or two different smartphone-based applications to help manage fatigue and stress associated with MPN. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires at three different time points and wear a Fitbit device throughout the study, which they will keep at the end of the study in gratitude for their participation. This research will be conducted through a partnership between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University (ASU) and may help advance our understanding on the potential role of non-pharmacological complementary approaches to symptom management in MPN patients.

    If you are interested in learning more about or joining this study, please contact us by phone (602-827-2314), email mpnpilotapp@asu.edu or visit this link to complete eligibility survey: http://bit.ly/mpnpilotapp (case sensitive)