Couples’ Quality of Life Study



A Research Study for Couples Coping with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer can affect not only patients, but also their partners and intimate relationships. This study will look at educational support related to intimacy and relationships for couples coping with metastatic breast cancer.

Who Can Participate?

You may able to participate if:

  • You live with a spouse or intimate partner and
  • You or your spouse/partner has metastatic breast cancer.

What Are The Benefits?

Couples are randomly assigned to either:

  1. Receive facts and resources on sexuality, intimacy, and couples' relationships related to metastatic breast cancer -or-
  2. Participate in a private four-session program with a couples' coach via Zoom. Couples will learn skills to improve intimacy and their relationship AND receive the facts and resources mentioned above.

More Information

No in-person visits needed. Couples receive gift cards for completing online surveys. Funded by American Cancer Society.

Couples from all backgrounds and sexual orientations welcome.

To learn more, you can reach us at 215-214-3751 or [email protected].

Or click here to have the study team contact you.

Meet the Study Team

  • Sarah McIlhenny

    Research Assistant

  • Kristen Sorice

    Lab Manager