for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Margaret Chesney, MD (ucsf)
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Margaret Chesney



This study evaluates the effects of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program following active treatment, as well as to learn from Survivorship Wellness participants about their concerns regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. This study may help to evaluate the impact of the survivorship program on patient well-being, provide evidence for use in grant application and publications, and ultimately inform the continued improvement of survivorship care.


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: 1. To examine the feasibility and acceptability of implementing an interdisciplinary goal-setting clinical group program focused on domains of physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness for survivors of cancer at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). 2. To determine preliminary efficacy of the Survivorship Wellness intervention in regards to: 1. Increasing knowledge of and perceived confidence in execution of health behavior changes in domains of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness for survivors of cancer. 2. Increasing quality of life. 3. Reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. 4. Increasing physical activity. 3. To assess differences in patient wellbeing and in the impact of the Survivorship Wellness program during the period of COVID-19 and telehealth classes. OUTLINE: Patients complete surveys over 5-10 minutes at baseline (i.e. before participating in the program), and at 9 and 15 weeks follow up on the impact of COVID-19 on survivorship. Patients also complete a survey assessing how patients rate telehealth classes in the Survivorship Wellness program.


COVID-19 Infection, Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Cell Neoplasm, Malignant Solid Neoplasm, COVID-19, Cancer Survivorship, Neoplasms


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • English-speaking
  • Treated for any kind of cancer at UCSF, though finished with active treatments (defined as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery) at time of enrollment, and without evidence of current active cancer
  • Sufficient cognitive ability to participate in group activities as determined by their attending medical oncologist or surgeon

You CAN'T join if...

  • Non-English speaking
  • Primary cancer treatment outside of UCSF
  • Currently receiving non-maintenance therapies (chemotherapy or radiation) for active cancer
  • Psychiatric illness that would affect the ability to participate in a group activity


  • University of California, San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Margaret Chesney, MD (ucsf)
    Margaret A. Chesney is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health, and in the Division of Prevention Science at UCSF. From 2010 to 2015, she served as the director of the UCSF Osher Center, with its three core programs in integrative medicine research, education and patient care.


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