Wanted: Women without Cancer to Contribute to Moffitt Cancer Center’s Quality-of-Life Research

January 21, 2016

TAMPA, Fla.  Moffitt Cancer Center is recruiting women without a history of cancer to participate in a study that will compare common problems, such as fatigue, sleep disruption and inflammation, to women who have received a gynecologic cancer diagnosis. 

Heather Jim, Ph.D., of Moffitt’s Health Outcomes & Behavior Program, focuses her research on developing behavioral interventions to increase well-being and quality of life among patients. 

Study volunteers will be asked to fill out questionnaires and wear an activity monitor similar to a Fitbit on their wrist several times over the course of 18 months in order to observe their sleep patterns. They will also be asked to provide blood samples. 

“This is a unique opportunity for women without cancer to contribute to the research being done at Moffitt,” said Jim. “If we can better understand how gynecologic cancer patients feel different from women without cancer, then we can better target treatments to help patients feel better during and after their care.” 

Volunteers are paid $25 per study assessment they complete, up to $225. If you are interested in participating, please contact Research Coordinator Alex Talsma at 813-745-2168 or email GYNstudy@Moffitt.org

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.