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Cancer Stories Shaping Outcomes  Can Your Cellphone Be a Compassionate Listener?

(IRB#: IRB_00143135)

This study is looking at cancer patient voices, actions and body language using computer measurements of behavior via video-recorded answers to questions on your smartphone device using a free app. This research is important because it may help us discover and understand unknown factors that impact cancer treatment outcomes.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   From Home
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adults 18 years or older with any cancer type
  • Undergoing types of chemotherapy treatment
  • Receiving treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute or related satellite clinics
  • Access and ability to use a smartphone (or similar device) to download and use a free electronic app
  • Ability to read, understand and consent in English language

Exclusion Criteria

  • Cancer patients undergoing surgery or radiation for treatment
  • Cancer patients on hospice

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Nicole Hillman


IRB#: IRB_00143135

PI: Wallace Akerley

Department: ONCOLOGY

Approval Date: 2021-10-22 16:45:00

Study Categories: Breast Cancer Studies, Cancer Studies, Colon Cancer Studies, Lung Cancer Studies, Prostate Cancer Studies

Specialties: Oncology

Last Updated: 6/8/23