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Komen & UNC-Lineberger Cancer Center Seeks Participants from Breast Cancer Care Study

The UNC-Lineberger Cancer Center is conducting a study on Breast Cancer Care in North Carolina and is looking for seeking study participants who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 15 years. Below is a message from Komen's Manager of Community Health:

Hello! On behalf of the UNC-Lineberger Cancer Center and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, I am emailing you to invite you to partner with us for a research study on patterns of breast cancer care across North Carolina.

For the past year, we have been studying how women connect to care after a diagnosis of breast cancer, using maps, insurance information, and interviews with health care providers. However, a most important voice is still missing from this picture yours! This year, we hope to interview people who have had breast cancer across North Carolina about their experience connecting to treatment. These interviews will be conducted by phone or video connection, at your convenience, and you will receive a $50 gift card to thank you for participating.

During your interview we will share with you some of what we have learned so far about how other patients connect to breast cancer care in your area of North Carolina and the state as a whole. In particular, we are focusing on delays in care, and things that help or hinder getting timely care. We want to hear your thoughts about our findings, whether they reflect your experience, or anything else you may have experienced in getting started with breast cancer care.

We will also discuss your observations about breast cancer care for others in your community. We understand that the days after a breast cancer diagnosis are a time of great anxiety, uncertainty and worry for patients and their families. We very much hope you will join us in this effort to learn more about breast cancer care in North Carolina, to plan how care can improve, and to help future patients find the care they need, as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to this email or contact Sarah Bailey at We hope to schedule our patient interviews in the next 2 months.


Sarah Bailey

This research is supported by partners including the Susan G. Komen and State Employees' Credit Union Foundation and the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation.

Title of Study: From Action to Impact: Improving Breast Cancer Care in North Carolina IRB Study #20-3377. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to


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