Patient-Centered Communication

Patient-Centered Communication and Care Coordination Research Scientific Program Area

The mission of this Scientific Program Area is to stimulate and support innovative research on cancer-related communication and cancer care coordination in clinical systems.

We pursue this mission by engaging researchers, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders to identify high priority topics within this Program Area and to help set the agenda for future research efforts. We also work closely with both the Product Development and Implementation Science Research group and the Designing for Diffusion Research in order to optimize the real-world impact of research projects as CCRC studies reach fruition.

We are most closely affiliated with the mission of the National Cancer Institute Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch.

The following projects are within the Patient-Centered Communication and Care Coordination Research Scientific Program Area:

Health Literacy and Cancer Prevention: Do People Understand What They Hear?

Formative Research to Prepare to Assess Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care (MAPCare)

Media Coverage and Direct to Consumer Advertising of Genetic Tests

Testing an Optimal Model of Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Assessing the Quality and Outcomes of Physician-Patient Communication about Prostate Cancer Screening

Effective Communication for Preventing and Responding to Oncology Adverse Events

Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Communication, Health Literacy, and Acculturation for Latinos in a Managed Care Organization

LIVESTRONG 2012 Cancer Survivorship Survey: Collaboration with the HMO Cancer Research Network