Ying receives R01 NIH funds to study relocation patient follow-up care

Ying Liu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, has received a three-year, $1,075,887 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The project, Residential Mobility, Treatment Quality and Survival in Low-Income Women with Breast Cancer, will study how relocation after a cancer diagnosis impacts follow-up care for low-income patients, and thus, effects their treatment. Dr. Liu and colleagues will utilize the Missouri Cancer Registry and Medicaid claims to analyze patient relocation information, continuation and completion of treatment, and patient outcomes in low-income breast cancer patients. This project will also address racial disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes. Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Niess-Gain professor of surgery, is a co-investigator.

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