Assessment of a Customized Computer Program for Reducing Fears of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Full Title

Attention and Interpretation Modification (AIM) for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence: An Intervention Development Study


The purpose of this study is to test a customized computer-based intervention program to help breast cancer survivors cope with fears about the possibility of cancer recurrence. The program is designed to help patients reduce these fears by completing different computer-based exercises.

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups, each testing a different version of the program. They will complete eight 30-minute sessions of this computer-based program, filling out questionnaires before the first session, after the last session, and three months later to assess the effectiveness of the program for reducing fears of breast cancer recurrence.


Women participating in this study include those age 18 and older who completed active treatment one to five years ago for early-stage breast cancer and who expressed fears of breast cancer recurrence.

For more information about this study, please contact the research staff at 646-888-0134 or, or contact Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal at 646-888-4812.