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Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations

Nancy K. Janz, PhD, MS

Nancy K. Janz is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also the Associate Director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease. Her background is in nursing with a doctorate in the behavioral sciences.

Dr. Janz has considerable experience in the examination of psychosocial factors that influence preventive health behavior including screening in breast and colorectal cancer. She has written about the use of the behavioral theory in understanding adherence to cancer screening.

In addition, a major area of her scholarly work has involved impact of chronic disease and its treatment on health-related quality of life. Recently, she has extended her work to breast cancer with research efforts examining the role of decision-making and treatment choices on quality of life, and evaluation of a theory-driven intervention for breast cancer survivors. As a member of CanSORT, her role in several of the NIH-funded projects has been to better understand the information and support needs of women with breast cancer as well as racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer and its treatment on quality of life over time.

Selected Key Papers

  1. Janz, N.K., Mujahid, M., Lantz, P.M., Fagerlin, A., Salem, B., Morrow, M., Deapen, D. Katz, S.J. Population-based study of the relationship of treatment and sociodemographics on quality of life for early stage breast cancer. Quality of Life Research. 14(6):1467-1479, Aug 2005.
  2. Janz, N.K., Lakhani, I., Vijan, S., Hawley, S.T., Chung Densen, L., Katz, S.J. Determinants of colorectal cancer screening use, attempts, and non-use. Preventive Medicine, 44(5):452-8, May 2007.
  3. Janz, N.K., Mujahid, M., Chung, L.K., Lantz, P.M., Hawley, S.T., Morrow, M., Schwartz, K., Katz, S.J. Symptom Experience and Quality of Life of Women Following Breast Cancer Treatment. Journal of Women's Health, 6(9):1348-61, Nov 2007.
  4. Janz, N.K., Mujahid, MS, Hawley, S.T., Griggs, J.J., Hamilton, A.S., Katz, S.J. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adequacy of Information and Support for Women With Breast Cancer. Cancer, 113(5):1058-67, 2008.

Selected Projects

  1. Determinants and Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Hispanic Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer (5R01CA109696-02)
  2. Health Systems Factors and Patient Outcomes in Breast Cancer (2RO1CA088370-04A1)
  3. Race/Ethnic disparities in work and QOL outcomes in survivors of breast cancer (2R01CA109696-04)

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