Centering Cervical Cancer Care

Published on January 23, 2023

Researchers at UI Health and UI Cancer Center are conducting focus groups of people from your community in hopes of learning how they can improve the way they provide care for patients with cervical cancer. These researchers would like to connect with people who could be getting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) but have not been doing so lately. Participation includes a half day of activities conducted at UI Health, including learning about cervical cancer and how it impacts your community, sharing your thoughts and opinions with researchers, and participating in an activity that is a lot like a scavenger hunt. We know that participants will be compensated for their time with gift cards in the amount of $100, travel expenses will be reimbursed, and food will be provided the day of the focus groups. Our organization is not involved in this research at UI Health, but we are helping them find folks from the community who may be interested in participating, so we can put you in touch with them to learn more.

To learn more, you can contact the study team at this phone number: 312.485.0473.

There are three experts in cervical cancer leading this research, with the College of Medicine and School of Public Health.
Shannon MacLaughlan David, MD, MS, Director of Gynecologic Oncology (312.355.5577,
Christina Son, MD, MS, Radiation Oncologist
Caryn Peterson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor