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Project Connect Online

Researcher
Patricia Ganz, M.D., Annette Stanton, Ph.D., Lauren Harris, M.A, and Vickie Williams, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles
Study abstract

The research team is conducting a randomized trial that is examining the impact of development of a personalized website to communicate with family and friends—called Project Connect Online (PCO). Women with metastatic breast cancer are randomly assigned to receive the training with a group of other women, or to be trained alone. Women in the group training are encouraged to connect with each other through their websites. Women are assessed pre-intervention, 2 months later and 4 months thereafter.

Study review

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of creating a personal website to communicate with others during the experience of metastatic breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll up to 64 volunteers from the Army of Women (AOW) from Los Angeles or Orange County, CA areas. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on January 13th, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on November 21st, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 10 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.