Grants - Florida - Designated Grants - 2015

Hatem Soliman, M.D.

Funded by Hooters of America, LLC

Dr. Hatem Soliman, a researcher and breast cancer medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, will be conducting a project to help increase accrual to clinical trials for breast cancer patients. The aim of the project is to first assess patient awareness of cancer clinical trials, perceived barriers that may prevent participation and what information would help patients to more readily participate in trials. Information will be collected from a target of 100 Moffitt breast cancer patients. Once this initial assessment is completed, the second aim of the project is to use this information to create a web hosted video to address questions and issues identified through the survey as perceived barriers to breast cancer clinical trial participation and provide vital information that may help increase participation. A short post video survey will be administered to ascertain the impact of the information presented on increasing clinical trial participation. If successful, our ultimate goal would be to expand this methodology to other cancer types to help increase clinical trial participation.