• A physical activity quality-of-life intervention in androgen-ablated prostate cancer
  • Effect of computer-based support on prostate cancer treatment decisions
  • Nursing's impact on quality of life post-prostatectomy
  • Facilitating participation in a prostate cancer family risk assessment program
  • Life assessment for prostate cancer decision models
  • Prostate-specific antigen screening and mortality from prostate cancer

Other Cancers

  • Posttraumatic stress among mothers of children who survive cancer


  • Development of cost-effective models of cancer care
  • Conversations about cancer: understanding how families talk through illness
  • Comparing treatments using the Q-twist methodology
  • Cancer-related health behaviors of Vietnamese youth: longitudinal study
  • Legal reforms: effects of cancer diagnosis, treatment costs, outcomes
  • Message framing, persuasion, and cancer prevention/detection
  • Improving pain control: patient and family education
  • Coaching patients with cancer to report sensory pain experience

SOURCE: ACS, 1998.

Several other private organizations support cancer-related health services research to a limited extent (Table 7.2).


Current Extramural Health Services Research Projects Supported by Foundations or Private Organizations and Listed on HSRProj



Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Smoking and cancer screening: chronic disease prevention for older women


Supporting quality improvement and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standard setting for pain management in hospitals


Research on cancer screening among Hispanic women

United Hospital Fund

Improving clinical care for early-stage breast cancer patients: changing physician practices

Aetna, Inc.

Preparing African-American men for decision making about prostate cancer and early detection


Using performance measures to motivate process improvement: a randomized trial


SOURCE: HSRProj 1998.

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