Clinical Trials

Current Studies

The MATCH Study
The ONE-MIND Study
The Chemo-Gut Study
The SEAMLESS Study

The MATCH Study

As more people survive cancer, the importance of research on effective interventions for improving quality of life amongst survivors is growing. Two interventions with a substantial evidence-base are Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) and Tai chi/Qigong (TCQ). However, these interventions have never been directly compared and they may help cancer patients in different ways.

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The ONE-MIND Study

The ONE-MIND study aims to help people coping with cancer by providing an online mindfulness meditation program called Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery to those undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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The Chemo-Gut Study

Did you know the gut is also known as the second brain? This is because changes in the gut can influence mental health. Our study looks at how chemotherapy impacts the gut microbiome, and physical and mental health in young adult cancer patients!

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The SEAMLESS Study

The SEAMLESS Study seeks to investigate innovative ways to deliver psychotherapy interventions using technology. The study aims to assess the effectiveness of a 4-week mobile app-based mindfulness intervention for cancer patients after they have completed their treatments. The SEAMLESS study is a result of a Canada-wide collaboration between researchers at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, Tom Baker Cancer Center, the University of Toronto Mississauga and technology developers, Mobio Interactive.

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Previous Studies

I-CAN Sleep Study
eCALM Study
MINDSET Study
Mind-In-Motion Study
LITE Study
MASTER Study
Mindfulnesss for IBS

I-CAN Sleep Study

I-CAN Sleep was a comparative effectiveness type of study, comparing two active interventions for cancer survivors.

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eCALM Study

The eCALM study was conceptualized in response to the unmet needs we had observed over many years of providing in-person MBCR programs.

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MINDSET Study

MINDSET was the first of a number of comparative effectiveness clinical trials undertaken by our group, with the intention to compare MBCR to an already established and efficacious psychosocial intervention for cancer survivors.

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Mind-In-Motion Study

Our group has always been interested in the mechanisms of change when people participate in MBCR, and so we designed the Mind-in-Motion study to evaluate the role of a few key mechanistic candidates including emotion regulation strategies and mindfulness facets.

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LITE Study

The LITE study was a novel intervention we tested to tackle the difficult problem of ongoing cancer-related fatigue (CRF). CRF is a chronic condition for many cancer survivors and makes it nearly impossible to return to normal work and social roles due to extreme exhaustion that is not relieved by rest.

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MASTER Study

The MASTER trial was designed to look at the effects of the MBCR program on acute laboratory stress reactivity, and was the Masters project of Dr. Laura Labelle.

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Mindfulness for IBS

I had been approached many years ago by a gastroenterologist colleague who had an interest and practice of mindfulness. He wondered if an MBSR group might help his patients with irritable bowel syndrome; hence this study was born.

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