Out of the Shadow of Pink along with A Man's Pink were invited to participate in a male breast cancer research program being conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA The survey was conducted from November 10, 2011 through February 10, 2011 and the results were presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
The first stage of the program involved a survey to be completed by male breast cancer patients and survivors which focuses on the physical and psychological consequences of male breast cancer diagnoses.
Men diagnosed with breast cancer were asked questions regarding the following:
background and medical history anxiety and feelings about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment sources of support symptoms related to diagnosis and treatment willingness to participate in future research
The hope is that this information will help to learn more about the impact of breast cancer on men's lives and to develop services to assist men diagnosed with breast cancer.
Please contact Dr. Kathryn Ruddy at 617-632-4587 with any questions. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, please contact the Office for Human Research Studies at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center at (617) 632-3029.