Hinaben Panchal, MD, MPH, and Evan Matros, MD, MMSc, MPH at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
The purpose of this study was to better understand which factors people find most important as they consider different surgical treatment options. Researchers needed 500 women who had a single or double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis.
The initial call to action was sent on June 27, 2018. The AOW provided them with 997 women who were interested in the study. The researchers will use what they learn to improve how health care providers approach shared decision-making with their breast cancer patients.