Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities

Judith S. Kaur, Kathryn Coe, Julia Rowland, Kathryn L. Braun, Francisco A. Conde, Linda Burhansstipanov, Sue Heiney, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Qian Lu, Catherine Witte

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    Background: Although large numbers of cancer survivors exist in every community, including minority communities, there is a significant gap in knowledge about best practices for these patients. Methods: The Community Networks Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, has developed and tested unique services for these communities. These programs have used community-based participatory research techniques under a framework of diffusion of innovation and communications theory. Results: This article describes some specifically tailored interventions that may be useful to a wide range of providers working with the underserved. Conclusions: Enhancing life after cancer can be achieved in underserved communities by supplementing local resources. Cancer 2012.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5366-5373
    Number of pages8
    Issue number21
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


    • cancer
    • community networks
    • comprehensive cancer care
    • health disparities
    • palliative care
    • quality of life
    • spirituality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cancer Research
    • Oncology

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    Kaur, J. S., Coe, K., Rowland, J., Braun, K. L., Conde, F. A., Burhansstipanov, L., Heiney, S., Kagawa-Singer, M., Lu, Q., & Witte, C. (2012). Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities. Cancer, 118(21), 5366-5373. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.27491