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Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities
Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2012
Copyright © 2012 American Cancer Society
Volume 118, Issue 21, pages 5366–5373, 1 November 2012
How to Cite
Kaur, J. S., Coe, K., Rowland, J., Braun, K. L., Conde, F. A., Burhansstipanov, L., Heiney, S., Kagawa-Singer, M., Lu, Q. and Witte, C. (2012), Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities. Cancer, 118: 5366–5373. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27491
- Issue online: 19 OCT 2012
- Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 19 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUL 2011
- community networks;
- quality of life;
- health disparities;
- palliative care;
- comprehensive cancer care;
Although large numbers of cancer survivors exist in every community, including minority communities, there is a significant gap in knowledge about best practices for these patients.
The Community Networks Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, has developed and tested unique services for these communities. These programs have used community-based participatory research techniques under a framework of diffusion of innovation and communications theory.
This article describes some specifically tailored interventions that may be useful to a wide range of providers working with the underserved.
Enhancing life after cancer can be achieved in underserved communities by supplementing local resources. Cancer 2012. © 2012 American Cancer Society.