CETL Research & Creative Activity grant awarded to Dr. Linda Treiber and Dr. Evelina Sterling
KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 11, 2015) — An $8,000 CETL Research & Creative Activity grant was awarded to Drs, Treiber and Sterling for their project, “The ‘Good’ Kind of Cancer: Being Diagnosed with Early Stage or Curable Cancer”. A clear-cut division between cancer survivors and the terminally ill is often made; however, a middle stage exists. Many cancers are managed or cured without complicated treatments. Commonly, non-life-threatening cancers are labeled “good cancers.” Little is known about this sub-group and the long-term implications of living with a cancer diagnosis that does not fit within the typical cancer experience. We propose to analyze data collected through interviewing 30 patients who have been diagnosed with early stage or curable cancer. As medicine shifts from evidence-based to personalization, more detailed data are needed to develop effective and appropriate interventions, education, and support.