SOAPP Study Steering Committee

Research Focus

The SOAPP Steering Committee (SSC) consists of colleagues from the Group Chair’s Office, the ECOG Coordinating Center, and the Symptom Management Committee who are responsible for approving uses of the SOAPP study data. The SSC is led by Michael Fisch, MD, MPH, the principal investigator of the SOAPP study, who reports to the Group Chair and the Executive Committee. The SSC recommends prioritization of areas of research to be conducted, as well as resources required to carry out studies and related projects, and sets the expected time frames in which studies and projects are to be developed. The SSC advises the Working Groups regarding overall strategies, study designs, instruments, analysis plans, and results. When Working Groups propose new studies, the SSC specifies parameters for developing these in the form of contracts with the Working Groups wherein the Working Groups will agree to meet parameters set forth by the SSC. The SSC is also responsible for ensuring data security and quality, as well as ensuring compliance with ECOG’s data-sharing policies.

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1st SOAPP Article Published
Click here to access first E2Z02 (SOAPP) article published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology: Fisch MJ, Lee JW, Weiss M, et al. Prospective, observational study of pain and analgesic prescribing in medical oncology outpatients with breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Apr 16;[Epub ahead of print].

ASCO 2012
Six SOAPP abstracts were accepted at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2012:

Cancer Type Abstract No. Lead Author
Health Services Research Poster 6076 F. Zhao
Health Services Research Poster 6080 C. Ritchie
Patient and Survivor Care Clin Sci Symp 9016 J. Manola
Patient and Survivor Care Poster 9099 X. S. Wang
Patient and Survivor Care Poster 9106 T. R. Mendoza
Patient and Survivor Care Poster 9112 M. J. Fisch

Please click on the Publications tab to view these abstracts, or click here for more information on the 2012 ASCO meeting and accepted abstracts.

MASCC 2012
Three abstracts were accepted for the MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) meeting in New York City on June 27-29. One abstract is on determinants of driving (Victor Chang), another on concordance related to comorbidity (Elizabeth Kvale), and a third on pain change according to baseline severity (Fengmin Zhao).
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