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BC Cancer Agency study tests value of online emotional support

July 25, 2007

The Agency launched the first-of-its-kind study in Canada to test the value of online emotional support in improving the quality of life of young women with breast cancer.The study will investigate whether the online skills and support group can reduce distress, change perception of how much breast cancer interferes with the physical well-being, and increase participants’ confidence in coping with future challenges.