Breast Cancer: Testing Video-Based Clinical Trial Recruitment
Several researchers from the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at UT Health San Antonio are collaborating on a randomized controlled trial on Latina breast cancer. The study hypothesizes that Latinas who receive an interactive, technology-infused communications intervention—using a culturally relevant computer video, a tailored brochure and a community health worker (CHW)—will increase self-efficacy and informed decision-making to enter breast cancer clinical trials, and they will have 15% higher acceptance rate than control group (N=112). The study randomizes Latina breast cancer patients from the CTRC to an intervention or usual care control group. The intervention group will receive three components: 1) a culturally sensitive and individually tailored, 20-minute computer-based video; 2) a bilingual, low literacy brochure that encourages patients to communicate with family and friends; and 3) support from a community health worker. The usual care control group will receive usual-care NCI breast cancer clinical trial information materials.