Grant ID RP220532
Awarded On February 16, 2022
Title POSTCare-O: Survivorship Care for Women Living with Ovarian Cancer
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Elizabeth Kvale
Cancer Sites Ovary
Contracted Amount $1,016,168
Lay Summary

The 1700 Texas women diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year face daunting treatments and worrisome statistics about their likelihood of survival. Ovarian cancer remains the deadliest of the gynecological cancers and 4 out of 5 women enter treatment with advanced disease. There is little evidence to guide survivorship care for ovarian cancer patients. Our research asks whether a survivorship care transition process designed to focus on helping people live well with serious disease can improve quality of life for ovarian cancer survivors.

Our team developed a survivorship care process called POSTCare that helps breast cancer survivors experience better quality of life. We worked with ova...

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