Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer-related Health Behaviors in Rural Cancer Patients and Rural Cancer Survivors

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC), the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were recently awarded a $175,000 grant to conduct a survey of cancer patients and cancer survivors to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related health behaviors, such as physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use and food intake. Led by Allison Cole, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine) and Jay Mendoza, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), along with Davis Patterson, PhD (Director and Associate Professor) and Holly Andrilla, MS (Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist) of the WWAMI RHRC at the UW School of Medicine, this project,  Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer-related Health Behaviors in Rural Cancer Patients and Rural Cancer Survivors, is part of a national collaboration with 18 National Cancer Institute funded cancer centers. It is the only site where the survey will focus on the potentially unique experiences of rural and remote cancer patients and cancer survivors. The survey will be conducted electronically in collaboration with community partners and will begin in October 2020.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cole.

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