There are currently five ongoing studies focusing on breast and cervical cancer survivors from diverse ethnic populations. CCARE’s research initiatives include:
- CCARE's community partners act as liasons to disseminate information about City of Hope studies and clinical trials.
- Reducing breast cancer among African- and Latina-Americans (Department of Defense/DOD grant) – This study evaluates the effectiveness of a controlled psychoeducational intervention (individualized telephone counseling) to improve psychosocial functioning among African- and Latina-American breast cancer survivors.
- Reducing cervical cancer among African-, Latina-, and Euro-Americans (American Cancer Society/ACS grant) – This study evaluates the effectiveness of a controlled psychoeducational intervention (telephone counseling) on psychosocial well-being as quantified by health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes in survivors of cervical cancer.
- The impact of functional strain on familial functioning among Asian-American breast cancer survivors (Community partner: Susan G. Komen for the Cure®)
- Sister Survivor: African American Breast Cancer Coalition – Winner of the CBCRP Community Research Collaboration Pilot Award, this study examines the role of peer-based African American breast cancer support groups using qualitative and quantitative methodologies and is creating a “Guide to Developing Peer-Based Breast Cancer Support Groups for African Americans” that focuses on the psychosocial and survivorship needs .