Supporting Cancer Patients Health Insurance Decisions

Faculty involved: Mary Politi, Aimee James, Esther Lu, Jean Hunleth

The goal of this grant from the American Cancer Society is to help cancer patients and survivors choose health insurance plans that best meet their health and financial needs. An existing decision support tool will be tailored based on patient interview data, and the modified tool will be evaluated with a 3-arm randomized trial.

Related Publications:

Arnold LD, McGilvray MM, Kyle Cooper J, & James AS. Inadequate Cancer Screening:
Lack of Provider Continuity is a Greater Obstacle than Medical Mistrust. J Health
Care Poor Underserved. 2017;28(1):362-377. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0028. PubMed
PMID: 28239007; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5483852.

Williams F, Jeanetta S, & James AS. Geographical Location and Stage of Breast
Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Health Care Poor
Underserved. 2016;27(3):1357-83. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0102. PubMed PMID:

Hunleth JM, Steinmetz EK, McQueen A, & James AS. Beyond Adherence: Health Care
Disparities and the Struggle to Get Screened for Colon Cancer. Qual Health Res.
2016 Jan;26(1):17-31. doi: 10.1177/1049732315593549. Epub 2015 Jul 9. PubMed
PMID: 26160775; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4684740.

Cortez S, Milbrandt M., Kaphingst K., James AS., & Colditz GA. The readability of online breast cancer risk assessment tools. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Nov;154(1):191-9.