STEM Translational Communication Center


In the ever-advancing world of medicine, access to a cutting-edge clinical trial treatment can help determine a cancer patient’s future. Although 20 percent of cancer patients are eligible for treatment clinical trials, participation hovers around three to five percent. Moreover, patients from racial and ethnic minority groups and underserved populations…

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Posted: March 28, 2018

Carma Bylund, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications cancer communication scholar and Public Relations associate professor, was featured in The Bloodline LLS podcast on “Effective Communication with Cancer Care” posted on stitcher.com on Jan. 7. During the podcast, Bylund talks about the importance of good patient/doctor communication. She…

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Posted: January 22, 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

Yulia Strekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, was recently elected to the AcademyHealth Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee.​ AcademyHealth is the leading national organization for health services research and policy. The Institute helps the field of health services…

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Posted: December 12, 2017

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center director, along with three team members, received funding to participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SPeeding Research-tested INTerventions (SPRINT) program. The SPRINT program trains scientists and engineers to expedite the transfer or commercialization of cancer…

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Posted: December 11, 2017

Research & Insights

Communication in Cancer Care

By Carma Bylund Ask anyone about their experience with their own or a loved one’s cancer, and the response will likely include a story or remark about an oncologist, surgeon, nurse, or other health care provider. These are often positive stories: the oncologist who remembered a child’s birthday, the nurse…

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Posted: October 26, 2017

Janice Krieger, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center director, was one of six contributors to a research paper referenced in “When the Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’” published in The New York Times on Oct. 19. The paper, Parental Messages about Substance Use…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

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

It’s a challenge troubling health organizations for decades: what is the most effective way to communicate important information about health risks to the public? In research published last August in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications researchers Jordan M. Neil, Ph.D.…

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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

It’s no revelation that social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have changed the way we learn and communicate new information. But is it an effective way to communicate health risks associated with cancer? In new research that appeared in the Journal of Health Communication, University of Florida College of…

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Posted: October 25, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications  STEM Translational Communication Center Director Janice Krieger, along with Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., will lead the Cancer Population Sciences (CPS) program at the UF Health Cancer Center. The program will host monthly meetings to focus on conducting person centered, family-focused, clinician engaged…

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Posted: October 17, 2017