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Volunteers sought for cancer study

Author: Arts and Letters


Volunteers are currently being sought for a University of Notre Dame study that will examine how people cope with cancer.

Thomas V. Merluzzi, director of the Laboratory for Psycho-oncology Research in the University’s Department of Psychology, is seeking a wide variety of men and women with cancer to participate in an investigation into measures of coping and quality of life in cancer patients.

Volunteers will be asked to respond to a series of questionnaires, which will take just over an hour to complete. They will receive $40 for their participation in the study. Some participants will be asked to participate in a second phase of the study, during which they will discuss some of their reactions to the items in the questionnaires. Phase two will take an additional 90 minutes of time and participants will receive an additional $60.

Merluzzi, a health psychologist and professor of psychology, studies coping processes in people with chronic and life-threatening diseases. He has been conducting research and providing interventions to cancer patients in northern Indiana and southern Michigan for more than 10 years.

For more information on the coping with cancer study, contact Merluzzi at 574-631-5623, or , or his graduate assistant, Carolyn Heitzmann, at .

The project is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Originally published by William G. Gilroy at on February 09, 2006.