Meneses, Karen

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Associate Dean for Research and Professor

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Education BS Boston College MS Boston College PhD Georgetown University Biography Dr. Meneses received her doctorate and master's degree in nursing from Boston College and her baccalaureate degree from Georgetown University. She has devoted her program of research to improving the quality of life of cancer survivors. Dr. Meneses has written over 100 publications on topics related to breast cancer, quality of life, survivorship, fertility issues, radiation oncology, and electronic research. She is the editor of two oncology textbooks: Nursing Care in Radiation Oncology and Contemporary Issues in Breast Cancer. In 2006, Dr. Meneses was appointed by President Bush to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Research/Clinical Interest
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom management
  • Conduct of electronic research
1R01 CA120638-03S1 (PI: Meneses) 6/30/2008-2/28/2013 NIH/NCI:Administrative Supplement: Economic impact studies of interventions for cancer survivors The overall goal of the proposed project is to: (1) determine the cost of the Rural Breast Cancer Survivors (RBCS) Intervention, (2) determine the impact of the RBCS Intervention on participants’ out of pocket costs; and (3) determine the impact of the RBCS Intervention on cancer survivorship surveillance. 5R01 CA120638-04 (PI: Meneses) 8/01/2007-02/28/2013 NIH/NCI: Rural Breast Cancer Survivors Intervention The overall goal of this project is to determine the effectiveness of the Rural Breast Cancer Survivors Intervention (RBCS); an intervention specifically designed to address the challenges associated with rural breast cancer survivors’ transition from treatment to survivorship. Publications
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