Breast Self Examination for Disadvantaged Women

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 CA65359-01A1,
Agency Tracking Number: 29199
Amount: $514,427.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
930 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Goldstein
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
Surviving breast cancer depends in great part on early detection. Manual Clinical breast examinatiobreast self-examination (BSE) are important components of screening asymptomatic women. To detect repalpable lesions, manual examination must be proficient and thorough. The results of research studieMammaCare(R) system of breast examination suggest that it significantly improves CBE and BSE skills.Personal Learning system instructs women audiovisually to examine a lifelike breast model that contanodularity and lesions. The system trains women to cover completely all breast tissue using three paidentify accurately important internal tissue structures, first on the tactile model and then on thepotentially life-saving technology must be adapted for women with disabilities. According to the U.Sabout 10 million women have vision or hearing impairments. These women are at the same risk as theircounterparts, but they Cannot learn to do competent BSE using existing audiovisual training procedursupports the development and validation of adaptive instructional materials to allow women with visiimpairments to use Mammacare.

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