Karmanos, WSU researchers study differences in behavior during cancer treatment discussions

Cancer Control

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University (WSU) researchers investigated how synchronized behavior differed between Black and White patients when having cancer treatment discussions with health care specialists. Lauren Hamel, Ph.D., co-program leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research (PSDR) Program at Karmanos, associate professor of communication and behavioral oncology at WSU School of Medicine; Susan Eggly, Ph.D., member of PSDR, professor in the Department of Oncology at WSU; Louis Penner, Ph.D. and Terrance Albrecht, Ph.D., professor emeriti at WSU; and additional research colleagues used a novel software to measure nonverbal synchrony in video recording of patients meeting with their physicians. Their research was published in Cancer Control.

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