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Racial/ethnic minorities are underrepresented in current biobanking programs. The current study utilized community-based participatory research to identify motivating factors and barriers that affect older African Americans’ willingness to donate biospecimens. The standardized phone survey was administered to 78 African Americans who are 55 years old or(More)
Dramatic advances in cancer genetics and identification of germline mutations in cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 have led to new options in genetic risk assessment for families with histories of breast and ovarian cancer. However, little research has been carried out with individuals and their families regarding how cancer risk information is(More)
Social support is an important resource for communities experiencing disasters. However, a disaster's nature (rapid- versus slow-onset, natural versus technological) may influence community-level responses. Disaster research on social support focuses primarily on rapid-onset natural disasters and, to a lesser extent, rapid-onset technological disasters.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with decision making about inherited cancer risk information within families and determine the interdependence between survivors' and relatives' decision making. DESIGN A descriptive, cross-sectional design using a population-based sample of 146 dyads (N = 292) was used. Analyses(More)
BACKGROUND We describe reach, partnerships, products, benefits, and lessons learned of the 25 Community Network Programs (CNPs) that applied community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce cancer health disparities. METHODS Quantitative and qualitative data were abstracted from CNP final reports. Qualitative data were grouped by theme. RESULTS(More)
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