Closed Studies

The Financial Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment: Transparency, Toxicity, and the Impact on Patient Choice


Rachel Greenup, MD, MPH, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina

Study Review

This study investigated how women make decisions about surgical treatment for breast cancer. The research team also wanted to learn how financial concerns influence treatment decisions and how treatment costs affect women after treatment has ended. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 5000 volunteers and used the Army of Women (AOW) as one of their recruitment sources. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 20, 2017. The researchers closed enrollment on June 15, 2017. The AOW provided them with 744 volunteers who were interested in enrolling in the study.

To view the researcher’s presentation of the study’s findings, click here.



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