For people during and after chemotherapy


PATTERN is an observational study that's investigating how treatment-related side effects and physical functioning change during and after chemotherapy for cancer. Study participants complete brief and simple assessments of touch sensation, muscle function and balance during their scheduled clinic visits. Participants also report their symptoms each week via computer (or mobile device) and wear a wristwatch and ankle sensors for a few days to track physical activity and movement patterns. The information that we learn from this study could help improve quality of life for patients receiving life-saving therapy for cancer.

The study is open to adults who are 40 years and older, have been diagnosed with stage I-III cancer, and will soon begin chemotherapy. If you or someone you know is interested, please call 503-346-0444, ext 3, or email