Current Research Studies

The Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) Intervention: a multi-site randomized controlled trial for Adolescents and Young Adults with advanced cancer


What is the goal of the study?

Over a series of studies, we developed a conceptual framework of resilience in pediatric cancer, affirmed associations between resilience resources and outcomes,and developed a novel resilience resources intervention (Promoting Resilience in Stress Management, PRISM). The existing PRISM is a manualized, skills-based training program comprised of four 30-60 minute, in-person, one-on-one sessions plus a facilitated family-meeting. The overall objective of this project is to refine PRISM to meet the distinct needs of AYAs with Advanced Cancer. We will first adapt and iteratively test the existing PRISM based on established guidelines for intervention development. Then, we will conduct a multi-site randomized trial to test the efficacy of a new PRISM for Advanced Cancer (PRISM-AC). Findings will inform the development of larger dissemination studies and standards of AYA end-of-life and palliative care. Ultimately, this research has the potential to reduce the burden of cancer in a highly vulnerable population.

Who can participate in the study?

Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.

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