Chemotherapy-Induced alopecia and Symposium Distress in Younger and Older Women With Breast Cancer: Intergroup Differences and Impact on Functional Status
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA
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The purpose of this training grant is to facilitate the awardees development of breast cancer clinical research skills, particularly with respect to older womens symptoms function, and physical activity during breast cancer treatment and survivorship. Scope The research training program encompasses both didactic coursework and the conduct of dissertation research within the doctoral program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and intensive mentored clinical research experience at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Major findings Data analysis in progress. Progress Nine of 13 required courses have been completed towards the PhD degree, and the PhD qualifying exam was successfully defended. The Research Residency requirement for the Nursing PhD degree has been completed. Two published research presentations were given at international oncology meetings ASCO, MASCC related to fatigue and functional status of women undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer. The dissertation research proposal is in progress with defense anticipated 904. Training experiences are ongoing, including participation in meetings of the Institutional Review Board the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee.
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