Psychology Clinical Trials

The Psychology Department conducts supportive care clinical trials for patients with cancer and blood disorders. These studies investigate long term effects of therapy, quality of life, and ways to improve health behaviors and psychological functioning.

St. Jude Clinical Trials

DIARY1: The Feasibility of a Daily Diary Methodology with a Pediatric Cancer Population: A Pilot Study

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

This clinical trial requires pediatric participants (Phase I and II) as well as control participants. Please see Eligibility Criteria section for details.

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LITE: Light Therapy to Increase Energy in Adolescents and Young Adults Newly Diagnosed with Solid Tumors: A Pilot Study

Diseases Treated:

Solid tumors

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

  • At least 12 years old 
  • Diagnosed with a solid tumor or lymphoma within the past 30 days 
  • Speaks, reads and writes in English or Spanish
  • No blindness or history of eye disease including, but not limited to macular degeneration, or other diagnosed retinal problems 
  • Not initiated antidepressant medication, including either SSRIs in the past month, and MAOIs in the past two months
  • No laser corrective eye surgery in the past 30 days
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MEMREAD: Working Memory and School Readiness in Preschool-aged Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Family and Environmental Factors

Diseases Treated:

Sickle cell disease

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial open to St. Jude patients only.

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PEESC: Evaluation of Nocturnal Enuresis and Barriers to Treatment Among Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

Diseases Treated:

Sickle cell disease

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

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PNCQ: Developing a Neurocognitive Questionnaire for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Diseases Treated:

Cancer

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients and their parents.

  • 8 to 17.9 years old
  • Cancer survivor who is off cancer therapy
  • Parents and legal guardians of children to also enroll in the study
  • Speaks English

 

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SBANK10: Sperm Banking Among Adolescents Newly Diagnosed with Cancer: Development of a Profiling and Referral Tool

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

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SEDYC: Social and Emotional Development in Children with Cancer

Diseases Treated:

Non-therapeutic

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic research study open only to St. Jude patients, their parents and patients' teachers.

  • Patient between 4 and 6 years old
  • Primary diagnosis of brain tumor or non-CNS solid tumor
  • 6 to 12 months since therapy was completed (+/- 1 month)
  • Chemotherapy was part of tumor treatment
  • Able to speak and read English
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Collaborative Clinical Trials

CSqHPV: Vaccine Therapy in Preventing Human Papillomavirus Infection in Younger Cancer Survivors

Diseases Treated:

Human papillomavirus

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

Questionnaire phase

  • Cancer survivor (9 to 26 years of age at study participation)
  • English or Spanish-speaking

Vaccine Phase

  • Survey response indicated no prior history of HPV vaccination
  • Agrees to return to participating institution for 3 HPV vaccine injections
  • Allergy to any component of the HPV vaccine including yeast and aluminum will not be eligible for the study
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IMPAACT2002: Behavioral Therapy and Medication for Depression among Youth with HIV

Diseases Treated:

Depression

Eligibility:

  • 12 to 24 years old
  • Receiving mental health or HIV-related care at participating IMPAACT site
  • HIV-positive
  • Diagnosis of nonpsychotic depression
  • Current depressive symptoms that warrant intervention
  • Reads and speaks English
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MPST3: Online Problem Solving Skills Training

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

  • Please see the eligibility section on the clinical trial for full inclusion and exclusion criteria.
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SJHOME: At-Home Care after Stem Cell Transplant

Diseases Treated:

Non-therapeutic

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial open only to St. Jude patients.

  • 12 years old or younger
  • Has had a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCST)
  • Recruitment occurs within two weeks before or after discharge from transplant admission
  • Prescribed oral medication at discharge
  • Speaks and reads English
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XPD12-077: Cognitive, Academic and Psychosocial Functioning in Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial that is only open to St. Jude patients.

St. Jude patients:

  • Treated with an allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplant at St. Jude
  • 8 years of age or older
  • Younger than 21 at time of transplant
  • More than 5 years from date of transplant

Healthy volunteers (comparison group):

  • 8 years of age or older
  • Primarily speaks English
  • No known history of serious illness
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