For Patients

If you live in a rural West Virginia community and have stage three or stage four cancer, you may be eligible to participate in a remote research study from the WVU Cancer Institute. No travel is required and compensation is provided.

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For Professionals

If you treat patients with cancer in West Virginia, you can play an important role in cancer survivorship research.

The WVU Cancer Institute is collaborating with the Penn State Cancer Institute on a new study called Nurse AMIE, also known as Addressing Malignancies in Individuals Everyday, for rural West Virginians with cancer.

Nurse AMIE is a tablet-based supportive care platform that aims to improve symptoms, quality of life, function and overall survival of adults with stage three or stage four cancer.

Patient compensation is provided and no travel is required.

Who can join?

In order to join the Nurse AMIE study, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Male or female patient currently receiving treatment for ANY stage three or stage four cancer
  • Ages 18-80 years old
  • Currently living in a rural* area of West Virginia
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Have sufficient vision and hearing to use tablet and interact with study staff
  • No in-person visits are needed. This study can be done from their home.

Additional criteria may apply.


For more information and to refer a patient, contact one of the faculty involved.

*80% of our enrollees must be from rural counties. Your county is rural if it is Classified as RUCC 4 or above. Not sure if you’re rural? Enter your zip code to find out.