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College of Nursing


Cancer Survivorship Center

The center is dedicated to alleviating the burden and suffering from cancer in South Carolinians. The center’s researchers have a strong history and continuing interest in cancer control from prevention to survival.

A focus of the center is in identifying and intervening on factors that produce an unequal burden of suffering, particularly among minority populations. Federally funded work by Sue Heiney and Swann Adams include behavior interventions for breast cancer prevention and survival, development of a mammography screening registry in South Carolina and social connection in African-American communities.

Current projects include:

  • Psychometric analysis of Powe fatalism inventory modified
  • Social connection in African-American women with breast cancer
  • Treatment adherence in African-American women with breast cancer
  • Interval breast cancers among African-American women
  • Travel distance and breast cancer mortality among a multicultural cohort
  • Road congestion and breast cancer incidence and mortality in South Carolina
  • Innovative uses of geospatial methods in breast cancer disparities research
  • The Sistas Inspiring Sistas Through Activity and Support (SISTAS) study
  • Partnerships with federally qualified health centers to acquire and utilize health data