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Area of Expertise: Cancer - Colorectal
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Kathryn E Weaver, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Weaver is a clinical health psychologist whose research focuses on cancer survivorship. Her current interests include health behaviors among cancer survivors and their family caregivers, patterns of follow-up care among cancer survivors, cancer health disparities, and smoking cessation among cancer patients.


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A Cancer Diagnosis Doesnt Always Mean Patients Quit Smoking

Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, set out to characterize patterns and context of smoking among recently diagnosed cancer patients and their family caregivers.

Many Cancer Survivors Face Health-Related Quality of Life Issues More than One in Three Have Post-Treatment Physical or Mental Problems, Study Finds
Beating cancer is just the first step.
More than one third of the 12.6 million cancer survivors in the United States have physical or mental problems that put their overall health in jeopardy, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Many Cancer Survivors Forgoing Care, Study Shows

National Public Radio and other major news outlets highlight the findings of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher Kathryn E. Weaver's newly published study.

Research Finds Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Among Older Male Cancer Survivors
Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Rural Living Presents Health Challenges for Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors who live in rural areas aren’t as healthy as their urban counterparts, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


Survived Cancer? Now Look Out for Cardiovascular Risks
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that CVD risk factors may be overlooked during survivorship care.

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