General Information

CPN Study Prospective Participant

An investigation of whether Community Health Worker assistance will help cancer patients over the age of 60 who live in rural areas and the people who support them to have an improved experience during and after cancer treatment.

This study is a pilot project being run by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the University of Virginia School of Nursing. We will be recruiting 90 cancer patients to participate in this randomized controlled trial.  The results of this relatively small study will help researchers to design a larger trial which will help more people through the cancer treatment process.

CPN Male Prospective Participant

We are currently looking for people who are:

  • age 60+
  • living in rural Virginia
  • recently diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer (within the last 2 months)
  • able to identify a “support person” to work with throughout the treatment process

Interested in Signing Up?

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