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Grant Number: 1R03CA108271-01 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Rhee, John
Organization: Medical College Of Wisconsin
Project Title: Development of a Skin Cancer Quality of Life Insturment
Fiscal Year: 2004


Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Malignancies of the skin are the most common cancers among humans. Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), which include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, have reached epidemic proportions in the United States and are now a major public health concern. The cervicofacial region is most affected by cutaneous malignancies, with approximately 80 percent of NMSC occurring in the head and neck. Treatment of cervicofacial skin cancers also is more likely to result in significant patient morbidity, because of the functional and cosmetic importance of this region. Adverse consequences may include physical, functional deficits, as well as, psychosocial issues related to potential disfigurement. Unlike other malignancies, skin cancer has not been well investigated in terms of patient quality of life (QOL) assessment. Furthermore, no validated disease-specific QOL instrument currently exists for skin cancer. Our proposed study seeks to fill this gap by creating and beginning the initial validation of a disease-specific instrument to measure QOL issues relevant for NMSC patients and initiating the process of determining the QOL of patients with NMSC using the newly developed scale.



Publications

Behavior modification and risk perception in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer.
Authors: Rhee J.S. , Davis-Malesevich M. , Logan B.R. , Neuburg M. , Burzynski M. , Nattinger A.B. .
Source: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 2008 Apr; 107(2), p. 62-8.
PMID: 18593080
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The skin cancer index: clinical responsiveness and predictors of quality of life.
Authors: Rhee J.S. , Matthews B.A. , Neuburg M. , Logan B.R. , Burzynski M. , Nattinger A.B. .
Source: The Laryngoscope, 2007 Mar; 117(3), p. 399-405.
PMID: 17334300
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Validation of a quality-of-life instrument for patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer.
Authors: Rhee J.S. , Matthews B.A. , Neuburg M. , Logan B.R. , Burzynski M. , Nattinger A.B. .
Source: Archives of facial plastic surgery, 2006 Sep-Oct; 8(5), p. 314-8.
PMID: 16982987
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Development of the facial skin care index: a health-related outcomes index for skin cancer patients.
Authors: Matthews B.A. , Rhee J.S. , Neuburg M. , Burzynski M.L. , Nattinger A.B. .
Source: Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 2006 Jul; 32(7), p. 924-34; discussion 934.
PMID: 16875475
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Creation of a quality of life instrument for nonmelanoma skin cancer patients.
Authors: Rhee J.S. , Matthews B.A. , Neuburg M. , Burzynski M. , Nattinger A.B. .
Source: The Laryngoscope, 2005 Jul; 115(7), p. 1178-85.
PMID: 15995503
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