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Grant Awarded from Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center to Support Cancer Caregivers

February 6, 2018

Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions and principal investigator, has been awarded a grant to develop nutrition-related programming for cancer caregivers and survivors by the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. The project, entitled Optimizing Healthful Nutrition of Cancer Caregivers and Survivors, will identify nutrition-related beliefs and behaviors, and post-treatment nutrition-related challenges, from the perspectives of cancer caregivers and survivors, a critical first step in development of nutrition interventions. The long-term goal is to determine how to optimize healthful nutrition of caregivers of cancer survivors and consequently reduce their risk of developing weight-related cancers and enhance their sense of preparedness to provide high-quality care. Co-investigators are Ann C. Klassen, PhD, professor, Dornsife School of Public Health, and Andrea Barsevick, PhD, RN, professor, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University. This research was funded as part of the Transdisciplinary Integrated Population Science Pilot Project Grants program.