Optimizing Quality of Life in Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of a Tailored, eHealth Supportive Oncology Intervention

Project: Research project


This application by Dr. Leon Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCC) of Northwestern University (NU), seeks to renew the Institutional Research Grant (IRG) that the LCC has held for the past 25 years. The IRG has provided beginning NU investigators with funds to conduct cancer-relevant pilot projects, enabling them to generate preliminary data that can be used to attract national funding for cancer-relevant research. As measured by the accomplishments of the awardees subsequent to receiving IRG subawards, the IRG program at NU has been extremely successful. Projects funded by ACS-IRG subawards have led to many publications in respected scientific journals and have laid the groundwork for successful grant applications to government agencies and national foundations. The support provided to young investigators by the ACS-IRG is particularly crucial in the current highly competitive funding climate.
Effective start/end date1/1/1912/31/21


  • American Cancer Society (132859-IRG-18-163-24-IRG)


quality of life
scientific journal
pilot project
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