Opening the Conversation Study identifier:
NCT04806724 (

Quality of Life
Videoconference sessions that address cancer related concerns for couples

Study Contact Information:

Contact: Jessica R Gorman, PhD, MPH by phone: 541-737-2323 or by email.

About the Study

This study will look at a program designed to help young couples cope with and communicate about cancer-related reproductive and sexual health concerns.

This study will look at reproductive decisions, sexual distress, relationship and emotional health in cancer and whether a behavioral intervention works to improve these issues. The research team will evaluate how well the intervention works on survivors' and their partners' reproductive and sexual distress as well as the relationship, sexual, and psychosocial health outcomes. 

Couples will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: 

Level of reproductive and sexual distress will be measured at the beginning of the study, 2 weeks after the study is completed, and again at 3 months after the study is completed.

Study Site

United States, Oregon
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States, 97331
Contact: Jessica R Gorman, PhD, MPH, 541-737-2323, [email protected]  


This Study is Open To:

*contact your doctors or the study coordinators for questions on inclusion criteria.


This Study is Not Open To:

Cancer survivors and partners are excluded if either partner does not meet eligibility criteria. Both partners must enroll or the dyad will be excluded.

*contact your doctors or the study coordinators for questions on exclusion criteria.



FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.