Research Study About Supportive Apps for Breast Cancer Patients Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

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Principal Investigator
Philip I-Fong Chow
Cynthia Orange
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Official Trial Title
Evaluating a mobile application to reduce distress in breast cancer survivors using an adaptive design
Study Description

The Center for Behavioral Health and Technology within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA School of Medicine, seeks women ages 18 years and older with stage 1-3 breast cancer diagnosis in the last five years for a research study. The purpose of the study is to find out if a smartphone app program is an effective way to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in breast cancer survivors.

Study involves participants to use confidential smartphone apps for eight weeks and complete online surveys four different times during a 12-month period. Participants will self-guide through the easy-to-use phone apps that teach skills for coping and improving well-being. There are no required visits to a clinic.

Study-related smartphone apps are provided at no cost.


Up to $200 in gift cards.