Self-Advocacy in Men

In this mixed methods study, Dr. Thomas explores how men with cancer overcome challenges they encounter during their cancer experience. Using individual in-depth interviews along with a large national observational study, she is using complementary qualitative and quantitative data to define key self-advocacy behaviors and revise existing measures that were developed in women. She is actively recruiting men throughout UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, registries, and national advocacy organizations.

(Funding Source: University of Pittsburgh/Central Research Development Fund (CDRF))