Controlling the Risk

Journey to Health: Controlling the Risk

Tarsha Jones, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nursing in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, recently earned a $772,525 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, which will help fund her efforts to improve health outcomes among young, racially- and ethnically-diverse, breast cancer survivors in South Florida.

Her research titled, “Decision Support for Multigene Panel Testing and Family Risk Communication among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Young Breast Cancer Survivors,” supports Jones’ further development to improve multigene panel testing and cancer risk-reduction among this population and promote family-risk communication among their at-risk family members.

The project goal is to contribute to the findings and testing of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among diverse young patients.

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