FUNDED BY The Professional Staff Congress – City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Award Program

Forecasting Relationships, Thoughts, and Identity for Young Adults (FORTIFY)- Phase 2

This mixed-methods study seeks to investigate how YA cancer survivors may shape their identity as a “cancer survivor” following cancer, and whether emotions such as shame, pride, embarrassment or guilt about the aftereffects of cancer affect their functioning in social relationships. Further, it aims to investigate how thoughts and emotions about one’s future (future-oriented thought and emotion) may contribute to feelings of social isolation. 

Role: PI: Jennifer Ford, PhD

FUNDED BY Provost’s pre-dissertation science research fellowship, City University of New York (CUNY)

Forecasting Relationships, Thoughts, and Identity for Young Adults (FORTIFY)- Phase 1

This mixed-methods study seeks to investigate how YA cancer survivors may shape their identity as a “cancer survivor” following cancer, and whether emotions such as shame, pride, embarrassment or guilt about the aftereffects of cancer affect their functioning in social relationships. Further, it aims to investigate how thoughts and emotions about one’s future (future-oriented thought and emotion) may contribute to feelings of social isolation. 

Role: PI: Zeba Ahmad; Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ford, PhD

FUNDED BY Temple University Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College Regional Comprehensive Cancer Health Disparity Partnership (TUFCCC/HC Cancer Partnership)

Fertility And Maternal Values After Cancer (FAM) Study

This study will explore experiences with oncofertility survivorship care, focused on desire for family-building, culture and acculturation, stigma and impact of cancer among Black and Latina female young adult cancer survivors. This project was (partially) supported by TUFCCC/HC Regional Comprehensive Cancer Health Disparity Partnership, Award Number U54 CA221704(5) from the National Cancer Institute of National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NCI/NIH.

Role: PI: Zeba Ahmad; Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ford, PhD

FUNDED BY National Cancer Institute (1R01CA134722-06A1)

EMPOWER study: Promoting BC screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer

Randomized controlled trial utilizing mobile and web-technology aimed at increasing breast cancer screening rates among women who were treated for a pediatric cancer with chest radiation.

Role: Multiple-Principal Investigator

FUNDED BY National Cancer Institute (U24 CA55727)

Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)

Initiated in 1994, the CCSS is the largest cohort study of cancer survivors in North America and has contributed to much of our understanding of the long-term health outcomes of childhood cancer survivors.

Role: Investigator (Principal Investigator: Greg Armstrong, M.D.) Cancer Control Working Group

FUNDED BY National Cancer Institute (R03 CA212924-01)

Developing a Decision Aid for Adolescent and Young Adult Female Cancer Survivors Considering Future Family-Building After Treatment

Study to develop a decision aid focused on young adult survivors’ family-building through assisted reproductive technology or adoption and how financial pressures may influence the process.

Role: Faculty Mentor (Principal Investigator: Catherine Benedict, Ph.D.)

FUNDED BY National Cancer Institute (K07 CA 229186)

Family-building after cancer: Preferences, Decisions, And Planning for Young Female Survivors

Career award focused on developing an interactive, web-based decision aid and planning tool for young adult female cancer survivors preparing for future family-building after treatment.

Role: Faculty Mentor (Principal Investigator: Catherine Benedict, PhD)

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