Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer
February 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
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Gurvaneet Randhawa, MD, MPH
Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch
Healthcare Delivery Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
This webinar provides an overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer (Clinical Trial Optional) [PA-18-492 (R21) / PA-18-493 (R01)].
Depression is under-diagnosed and under-treated in routine oncology care and can worsen quality of life, decrease adherence to treatments, increase risk of suicides, and contribute to increased mortality. The purpose of the FOA is to: (1) identify new, information technology (IT)-enabled delivery models that support systematic screening and treatment of depression in cancer patients; (2) test the feasibility of implementing these new models in a variety of oncology practice settings; (3) test the effectiveness of these new models and their components; and (4) evaluate the sustainability and scalability of these new models.