for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Margaret Chesney, PhD
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Margaret Chesney



Interdisciplinary psychological interventions targeting survivorship are not only understudied but face several implementation challenges. For this project, the study team is proposing to analyze these data to report on preliminary pilot outcomes, as well as acceptability and feasibility of the implementation of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program, an interdisciplinary wellness and health-behavior change program for survivors of cancer, who have completed treatment at University of California, San Francisco and are currently without evidence of active disease.

Official Title

Evaluation of the Survivorship Wellness Group Program: An Interdisciplinary Goal-Setting Clinical Group Program for Survivors of Cancer at UCSF



  1. To examine the feasibility and acceptability of implementing an interdisciplinary goal-setting clinical group program focused on domains of physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness for survivors of cancer at University of California, San Francisco.
  2. To determine preliminary efficacy of the Survivorship Wellness intervention in regards to:
    1. Increasing knowledge of and perceived confidence in execution of health behavior changes in domains of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness for survivors of cancer
    2. Increasing quality of life
    3. Reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety
    4. Increasing physical activity


Cancer, Quality of Life, Survivorship, Health Behaviors


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • English-speaking
  • Treated for any kind of cancer at University of California, San Francisco, though finished with active treatments (defined as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery) at time of enrollment, and without evidence of current active cancer
  • Sufficient cognitive ability to participate in group activities as determined by their attending medical oncologist or surgeon

You CAN'T join if...

  • Non-English speaking
  • Primary cancer treatment outside of UCSF
  • Currently receiving non-maintenance therapies (chemotherapy or radiation) for active cancer
  • Psychiatric illness that would affect the ability to participate in a group activity


  • UCSF accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Margaret Chesney, PhD
    Margaret A. Chesney is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health, and in the Division of Prevention Science at UCSF. From 2010 to 2015, she served as the director of the UCSF Osher Center, with its three core programs in integrative medicine research, education and patient care.


accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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