Cancer survivors dealing with insomnia sought for study
Cancer survivors experiencing insomnia or sleep disturbance are being offered the chance to participate in a clinical research trial at the Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) Cancer Institute that might help with their sleep.
This trial will investigate the use of yoga, health education and cognitive behavioral therapy to manage insomnia and sleep disturbances. Cancer survivors participating in the study will receive classes that might positively impact their sleeping habits and overall well-being.
To qualify, participants must be at least 18 years old; be cancer survivors who have received surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy; have completed all treatment within the last two to 24 months; meet the criteria for insomnia; be able to read and understand English; be able to provide written informed consent; and be available for 75- to 90-minute class sessions, up to two times a week for eight weeks
To find out more, contact the Clinical Research Specialist at 618-985-3333 ext. 68371.
SIH is participating in the clinical trial through the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), a national network of investigators, cancer care providers and academic institutions.