Carla Fisher

With breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for women in the world, it is critical for mothers and daughters to discuss the disease, potential causes and how to reduce risks of developing breast cancer. Studies show that…

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Posted: January 11, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Amanda Kastrinos will receive the coveted UF Health Cancer Center 2020 Pre-Doctoral Award to support her research in health and family communication primarily focusing on cancer coping and caregiving. The award, selected by a committee UF Health Cancer Center faculty,…

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Posted: November 23, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars Carma Bylund and Carla Fisher recorded “Communicating with the Young Adult with Blood Cancer” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Treating Blood Cancer Podcast Series for Professionals. It was posted on Aug. 13. Bylund is Public Relations Professor at the University…

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Posted: September 8, 2020

Young adults are navigating physical, cognitive, and psychological changes, and transitioning into a more independent time of their life including social life and making more decisions on their own. They often grapple with unique issues when faced with a cancer diagnosis. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public…

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Posted: September 7, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, faculty affiliate in the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and a member of the UF Health Center’s Cancer Population Sciences research program, is profiled in the UF Health Cancer Center CARES Member Newsletter. The profile includes…

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Posted: August 20, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It’s also the leading cause of death for women globally. But educational information that doesn’t take into account cultural differences among women may not be as effective as communication embracing those differences. University of Florida College of…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, is the co-author of “Helping Mothers and Daughters Talk About Environmental Breast Cancer Risk and Risk-Reducing Lifestyle Behaviors” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on July 2. Fisher and co-authors Kevin Wright,…

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Posted: July 8, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral students Greenberry Taylor and Yewande O. Addie are the co-authors of “’Miracle’ or ‘Medicine’: A Turning-Point Analysis of Patients’ and Physicians’ Shifting Views on Acupuncture” published in Medical Acupuncture on June 2. The work was conducted under the mentorship of UFCJC…

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Posted: June 24, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, was featured in “Communication Tools Support Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts” published in NIEHS News Environmental Factor March 2020 edition. Fisher’s NIH/NIEHS R21 grant funded research project, in collaboration with Kevin Wright from George Mason University, showed how…

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Posted: March 4, 2020

Carla Fisher, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, participated in a podcast for the NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Health Chat series on Dec. 23. “Harnessing Social Media to Share Science on Breast Cancer and the Environment” featured information on how health…

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Posted: February 12, 2020

Through effective environmental health communication, people may become motivated to reduce, mitigate, or prevent environmental exposures that can lead to poor health. Accuracy in communication is critical to reducing uncertainty and increasing understanding about complex issues. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. It has both…

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Posted: February 10, 2020

  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