Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations
  • National Cancer Institute: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Work and QOL Outcomes in Survivors of Breast Cancer. (2R01CA109696-04, Dual P.I. Steven Katz, MD, MPH; Sarah Hawley PhD, MPH) The goal of this study is to evaluate survivorship outcomes at 3 years after diagnosis in a large population-based inception cohort of racially/ethnically diverse patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and Detroit. We will perform a follow-up survey at 3 years after diagnosis of a cohort of 2498 patients diagnosed with breast cancer during a period from May 2005 to February 2007 and reported to the Los Angeles and Detroit SEER registries. We will examine racial/ethnic differences in disruption in paid work for patients with breast cancer into the survivorship period. We will also examine racial/ethnic differences in quality of life domains for these patients.

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