Shauna McManus

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Read March 26, 2019

Introducing VOICE™: A New Tool to Capture the Patient Perspective

On March 22nd, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings from two studies at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings from one study for people diagnosed with cancer, their families, and cancer care providers.
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Read March 15, 2019

Melanoma, Stigma, and Mental Health

On March 6th, 2019 our Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on more than 40 adult patients with a diagnosis of melanoma at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the melanoma community.
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Read December 12, 2018

Examining Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors

On December 5th, 2018 we presented new research findings on a study of more than 600 women with breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Below is a post about the significance of these findings for women diagnosed with breast cancer and for breast cancer care providers.
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Read December 5, 2018

Taking a “Whole Patient” Approach to Treating Hematologic Malignancies

Our Research and Training Institute (RTI) took front stage in sunny San Diego this week at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Three abstracts from the RTI were accepted to the conference, each representing a separate blood cancer specialty registry from the Cancer Experience Registry®.
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Read September 28, 2018

Amplifying the Patient Voice in Cancer Care

In cancer care, goals should be informed by what the patient considers to be most important. This is why our team at the Research and Training Institute is developing a new tool that can be used to measure what really matters to patients- Valued Outcomes in the Cancer Experience (VOICE™).
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Read March 26, 2018

Demystifying Distress Screening

Whether you are familiar with the phrase distress screening or are seeing it for the first time, the results we are sharing will show how important this tool is for patients diagnosed with cancer.