We want to let you know that the University of Pennsylvania is conducting a
study to look at the effectiveness of Internet peer support on women with
The study is being conducted out of the Center for Mental
Health Policy and Services Research in the School of Medicine and the
principal investigator is Mark Salzer, PhD. They are looking at the impact
of Internet peer support on the well-being, adjustment and functioning of
women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Participants must be newly
diagnosed with Stage I or II breast cancer, must be US residents, have
access to computers and the internet and speak English. They will be
starting a Listserv as their means of Internet peer support, and those in
the experimental group will be participating on this Listserv.
For more information, please send an email to
The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF) is not a partner in this
study. We will occasionally let you know about studies such as this one that
are looking for participants.
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