MADISON The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) has been awarded a second grant from the National Cancer Institute, (NCI) a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to continue its role as a leader in cancer communication research.
The five-year, $8.6 million grant for the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research II (CECCR II) will investigate problems associated with cancer communication in a rapidly changing communication environment.
Principal Investigator David H. Gustafson, professor of industrial engineering, directs the project, titled "Using Technology to Enhance Cancer Communication and Improve Clinical Outcomes."
"We're thrilled to be able to continue the work that we've done in the last five years to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer," says Beth Burnside, deputy director for CECCRII and assistant professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
As one of only five grantees nationwide, the CECCRII brings together scientists from different disciplines. The grant will fund three studies:
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