Author Archives: Chris Gayer

About Chris Gayer

Christopher Gayer joined the Cancer Support Community in February 2012 as Research Manager of the Research and Training Institute. Chris is a Gero-psycho-social researcher in the end stages of finishing his dissertation in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky. He received his B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Chris has extensive research experience and interest in gero-psychology and decision making studies. He is especially interested in understanding the role of patient-physician communication in the context of cancer treatment decisions.

CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 3

Hello again from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego! I just finished presenting my poster based on my dissertation work related to the impact of context, and cancer experience on cancer-related decision making. The … Continue reading

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CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 2

Hello again from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego! Moments ago, I presented a late-breaking poster on behalf of CSC and all of the great work which has gone into CancerSupportSource—our 25-item psychosocial distress … Continue reading

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CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 1

Greetings from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego!  I have just arrived at the San Diego Convention Center for my first day of conferencing, amid beautiful Southern California weather and the buzz of exciting … Continue reading

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Cancer innovation at REV: Interaction to action forum

On Oct 18, Mitch Golant and I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural REV: Interaction to Action meeting in Austin, TX, co-hosted by LIVESTRONG and Genentech.  The goal of this meeting was to provide a platform for unconventional … Continue reading

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