The objectives of this study include: Acquisitions and banking of breast tissue and blood from informed and consented donors. Experimental analysis of DNA and RNA isolated from donor tissues for molecular, biochemical, immunological and/or histopathological analysis. Establishment of an integrated and relational database for tissue/serum and patient clinical characteristics.
Lung Cancer in Never Smokers: Incidence, Risk Factors and Molecular Characteristics in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Women
The goal of this project is to document incidence and risk factors for lung cancer by smoking status, among AANHPIs, focusing especially on female never smokers.
Investigators: Su-Ying Liang, Ph.D., External PI, Principal Investigator
Using Electronic Health Records to Understand Pathways of Breast Cancer Screening and Care
To examine how EHR data can expand understanding of breast cancer pathways--screening to dx and tx.
Latinas' Experiences of Breast Cancer Treatment in Santa Cruz County
This study will use in-depth interviews & structured surveys to identify the underlying factors shaping low-income Latinas' breast cancer treatment experiences.
Understanding the Experiences of Patients Undergoing Genetic Counseling and Testing for BRCA
This project investigates how patients deliberate, decide, & act upon genetic counseling & testing to determine their personal risk for breast & ovarian cancer.
Bay Area Breastfeeding Experience Survey (BABES)
Large ongoing survey, which follows women in the last trimester of pregnancy until they stop breastfeeding.
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Osteoporosis-Related Fracture: The Use of DEXA and FRAX Results in a Community–based Practice
This study explores whether physicians recommend guideline-based interventions reflecting results of DEXA & FRAX risk scores provided w/ DEXA results.
Measuring Real-World Breast Cancer Care
Goal is to develop standardized questionnaires to obtain info from pts concerning their preferences on and evaluation of their breast cancer care.
Improving Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients: A PAMF-Stanford Research Collaboration
This study examines the "trajectories" of breast cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment within and across these two delivery systems.
Investigator: Su-Ying Liang, Ph.D.
Towards an Understanding of the Influence of Significant Others on Breast Cancer Patients’ Treatment Decision Making
The goal of this ethnographic study is to describe the influence and impact that others may have on breast cancer patients’ clinical decision making.