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About the COMPASS Study

Transportation to and from a care facility may pose financial, logistical, and time burdens for patients and their caregivers. The COMPASS Transportation Assistance Program is a pilot study at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The goals are to ease these burdens and support breast and gynecologic cancer patients’ access to care at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Study Aim: Assess the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of a transportation assistance program for breast and gynecologic patients receiving care Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Funder: Utah Cancer Action Network

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the study?

  • Current diagnosis of breast, ovarian, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, uterine or endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, or cervical cancer
  • Receive cancer treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Live within 35 miles of Huntsman Cancer Institute or in Tooele County or Uintah County, Utah (View map)

If I participate, what will I do?

  • Receive transportation assistance to oncology appointment(s) at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
  • Fill out up to two online questionnaires about your experience with the transportation program.
  • Give the study team permission to collect demographic and diagnosis data from your medical record.

This program is for research purposes only and has no effect on your treatment or your relationship with your physician or Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Participation is voluntary. Your data will be kept confidential and de-identified (your name and address will be removed). You may choose not to answer a question, withdraw your consent, or end your participation at any time, for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits.

Where do I get more information?

If you have questions or would like more information about the COMPASS Study, please contact the study coordinator at 801-213-4368 or at

The information posted on this site is consistent with the research reviewed and approved by the University of Utah Institutional Review Board (IRB). However, the IRB has not reviewed all material posted on this site. Contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant. Also contact the IRB if you have questions, complaints, or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of Utah IRB may be reached by phone at 801-581-3655 or by email at