Yale School of Nursing – Health-Related Quality of Life in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

TCRC Study


Yan Zhan, PhD (c), MBA, BSN, RN, Yale University School of Nursing



The purpose of this research study is to understand how socioeconomic, clinical factors, resilience, and physical and psychological symptoms influence health-related quality of life among women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Study activities will include completing an online anonymous survey. The survey questions are about how metastatic breast cancer and its related symptoms affect you and your quality of life. We will ask additional demographic and socioeconomic questions to help identify possible relationships.

What does participation involve?

Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire.

Must be:

  • Adult women (18 years of age or older)
  • Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
  • On active cancer treatment
  • Are able to read and understand English
  • Have access to the internet or WiFi


We will recruit participants from different settings in the United States, including online MBC communities, the Breast Medical Oncology of Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital, and fifteen Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers across Connecticut.

How to sign up for this study:

Clicking on the link below.