Internet Effectiveness Study

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 breast cancer.

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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