Resilience and Equity in Aging, Cancer, and Health (REACH): Promoting physical resilience and cancer care equity for adults age 70 and older diagnosed with gastrointestinal malignancy

Protocol # :
Gastric Cancer
Colon Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Disease Sites
Gastroesophageal Junction
Small Intestine
Other Digestive Organ
Principal Investigator
McCleary, Nadine, J

Trial Description

The purpose of this multi-phase research study is to understand how consultation of cancer
care with a geriatrician can best improve outcomes for older adults with gastrointestinal

Eligibility Requirements

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients who are age 70+ at time of initial consult at DF/BWCC

- Diagnosed with a gastrointestinal cancer, including: cancers of the esophagus,
stomach, pancreas, liver, bile duct, ampulla, colon, rectum, or anus, as well as
neuroendocrine tumors.

- Continuing care at DF/BWCC beyond initial consult visit

- English and Spanish-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients less than age 70 at time of initial consultation appointment with DF/BWCC.

- Patients who are not continuing care at DF/BWCC beyond first consult visit.

- Not proficient in English or Spanish

- Patient who are not considered appropriate for enrollment due to complex medical,
social, or other situation as determined by their primary oncology team.

- Participants with psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance
with study requirements.