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EL CENTRO: Engaging Latinos in the Center of Cancer Treatment Options - RCT of Usual Chemotherapy Educational Tools versus Investigational Chemotherapy Educational Tools
The objective of this study is to improve the chemotherapy decision making process for Latinos with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. In this study Latinos who are considering 1st line chemotherapy for newly diagnosed advanced colorectal or pancreatic cancer will be randomized to usual care or to usual care supplemented by a Spanish/English language multimedia chemotherapy educational intervention. Primary informal caregivers will also be invited to participate.
Objective 1: Determine the impact of a multimedia chemotherapy educational intervention on understanding of chemotherapy risks and benefits among Latinos with advanced gastrointestinal cancers and their caregivers. Objective 2: Determine the impact of the multimedia chemotherapy educational intervention on communication satisfaction and quality of informed decision-making about palliative chemotherapy among Latinos with advanced GI cancers. Objective 3: Characterize Latino patients' & caregivers financial well-being, financial strain, and occupational outcomes over the first 6 months of palliative chemotherapy. Explore relationships between financial strain and patients' quality of life and symptoms, and caregiver well-being.