Accession Number:

ADA443782

Title:

Increasing Breast Cancer Surveillance among African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary, 9 Jun 2004-8 Jun 2005

Corporate Author:

MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Breast cancer survivors are at elevated risk for developing a new breast cancer compared to healthy women they also are at considerable risk for breast cancer recurrence. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, survivors should undergo careful breast cancer surveillance, including annual mammography and breast self-exam. However, studies indicate that breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors, particularly mammography, is low, especially given the higher risk of survivors as a group. The promotion of breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors is an area that deserves special attention, as cancers detected early are more treatable. One promising strategy is the adaptation of a peer-led intervention developed to increase screening among healthy African American women. The objectives of the current study are as follows 1 to evaluate the impact of a peer-led intervention on breast cancer surveillance intention and adherence among African American breast cancer survivors through a randomized controlled trial, and 2 to investigate the mediational pathways through which the peer-led intervention impacts surveillance intention and adherence.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE