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Project Title Sister Survivor: Improving the Survivorship Care of African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Researcher Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD, City of Hope, and the African American Breast Cancer Coalition

Study Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a peer navigator program on helping African-American breast cancer survivors obtain and follow a survivorship care plan. A survivorship care plan consists of two components: (1) a treatment summary describing the cancer diagnosis, history, stage, and primary treatments received; and (2) a follow-up care plan that includes information on recovering from treatment, ways to maintain good health, and recommendations for care.

Who Can Participate? You can sign up for Sister Survivor: Improving the Survivorship Care of African-American Women with Breast Cancer if you meet ALL of these MAIN criteria:

• You are a woman at least 18 years of age.
• You self-identify as African American.
• You have been diagnosed with breast cancer, including lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS) and ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS). Women diagnosed with Stage IV, metastatic breast cancer will not be eligible.
• You completed surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy 1-12 months ago (it is OK if you are on hormonal therapy, such as tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor).
• You have not been diagnosed with any other cancer besides breast cancer.
• You live in one of the following Southern California counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, or Riverside.

After you RSVP, the research team will contact you to ask additional questions to be sure that the study is a good fit for you.

What Does Participation Involve? If you sign up for Sister Survivor: Improving the Survivorship Care of African-American Women with Breast Cancer, you will be contacted by the research team to confirm that you are eligible for the study. If you choose to participate in the study, you will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to one of two groups:

• Peer navigator and survivorship materials group
- Attend 5 meetings with a peer navigator, either face-to-face or over the phone. These meetings will occur over a 6-month period.
- Review survivorship materials.
- Complete 3 surveys over a 12 month period.

• Survivorship materials only group
- Review survivorship materials.
- Complete 3 surveys over a 12-month period.

The information you provide is confidential and will be kept private.

Where? City of Hope, Duarte, California