Fisher Lab

  Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor and a full member of the UF Health Center, is the co-author of “Culturally Appropriate Breast Cancer and Environment Risk Messages: Targeting Racially and Ethnically Diverse Mothers” published in the Journal of Cancer Education on Dec.…

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Posted: December 13, 2019

Despite being used more and more as a treatment complementary to conventional care, acupuncture is still unfamiliar to a large segment of the population. Family medicine physicians have also just begun to integrate medical acupuncture into their conventional medical settings. One way to help physicians communicate information and understanding about…

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Posted: November 21, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Uncertainty and Previvors’ Cancer Risk Management: Understanding the Decision-Making Process” published online in the Journal of Applied Communication Research on Aug. 25. The article by Fisher and co-author Marleah Dean focuses on capturing…

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Posted: August 28, 2019

Summary written by Donghee Lee, CJC doctoral student Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women. Understandably, women often look for ways to decrease their chances of having breast cancer, not only for themselves, but also for their daughters.…

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Posted: May 6, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Exploring Patient Perspectives of Prediabetes and Diabetes Severity: A Qualitative Study” published in Psychology and Health on April 23. The article, by Fisher and co-authors Dean Seehusen and Military Primary Care Research…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Public Relations associate professor, and Carla Fisher, Advertising associate professor, have received a grant for $323,000 from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for “Improving Family and Healthcare Communication for Caregivers of Parents with Blood Cancer.” They will be conducting…

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Posted: April 25, 2019

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, won the 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) Communication and Aging Division. Her book, Coping Together Side-By Side: Enriching Mother-Daughter Communication Across the Breast Cancer Journey, will be recognized at the Communication and…

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Posted: November 6, 2018

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, was featured in “To Beat Cancer Talk to Your Family” published in Folks – A Pillpack Magazine on Jan. 2. In the article, Fisher speaks on the importance of family communication after a cancer diagnosis and stresses…

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Posted: January 22, 2018

The fight against breast cancer is often seen as a series of choices made between doctors and patients about best treatments. Understandably, the conversation centers on how to treat the disease in the body. But there are other critical elements that shape health outcomes. Psychological and social aspects, such as…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

By Janice Krieger In 2016, the National Cancer Institute launched the Cancer Moonshot with the goal of ending cancer. Increasing the financial resources available for cancer research is a crucial step for improving scientific understanding of the disease, as well as advancing the clinical availability of new tools for treating…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

A diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating news for a mother and daughter. Often the information can cause a strain in their communication, while at the same time they want to support each other and take on the disease together. Breast cancer patients who know what information to share and how…

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Posted: January 23, 2017