Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Breast Cancer on Employment Status, Financial Situation, and Quality of Life

Protocol
10-071
Full Title
Breast Cancer and the Workforce: Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Breast Cancer on Employment Status, Financial Situation, and Quality of Life
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how being treated for breast cancer affects patients’ employment, financial situation, and quality of life on a short-term and long-term basis. Most studies of employment after breast cancer have focused on Caucasian women. This study will evaluate the impact of breast cancer on the lives of women from different ethnic groups.

Participants will take two surveys (either by telephone or online). The first survey focuses on the patient’s job, health, family background, finances, and quality of life. The second survey, taken about three or four months after the last treatment for breast cancer (except for hormonal therapy or Herceptin), focuses on the patient’s quality of life and job. Each survey takes about 50 minutes to complete.

Eligibility

Participants in this study will include women between the ages of 18 and 64 who were diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer and who worked for pay (full-time or part-time) in the three months before being diagnosed.

For more information about this study, please contact Dr. Carolyn Eberle at 646-735-8094.

Disease(s)
Breast Cancer
Quality of Life
Survivorship
Related Diseases