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Research Follows Vermont Breast Cancer Survivors

By the view Staff Article published April 2, 2002

Women with a history of breast cancer compose the largest disease group in the cancer survivor community. More than 4,000 of them are living in Vermont, many of them survivors of five or more years. Two researchers are studying how well their post-treatment primary care needs — physical, psychological and sociall — are being met.

Mary Canales, assistant professor of nursing, and Berta Geller, research associate professor in family practice, will deliver a Center for Research on Vermont seminar on "Breast Cancer Survivors in Vermont: A Qualitative Study of Their Perpsective of Post-Treatment Primary Care Services," April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman.

Canales and Geller will report the results of information gathered from focus groups with women in Brattleboro, Springfield, Newport, Barre, Waterbury, Burlington and Rutland.

Information: 656-4389 or or Center for Research on Vermont .