Dr. Rose Maly's research focuses on how patient-physician relationships, as well as patients' psychological and social environments, affect subsequent treatment and quality of life in breast cancer patients. Maly's studies have specifically focused on vulnerable populations of breast cancer patients who are at risk for poorer outcomes, including older, ethnic minority and low-income, underserved breast cancer patients. Maly's ultimate goal is to develop interventions to improve access to breast cancer care, as well as quality of care and quality of life, in these special populations.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Christie KM, Meyerowitz BE, Maly RC. Depression and sexual adjustment following breast cancer in low-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women. Psychooncology. 2010 Oct;19(10):1069-77.
Malin JL, Diamant AL, Leake B, Liu Y, Thind A, Kahn KL, Schneider EC, Epstein AM, Maly RC. Quality of care for breast cancer for uninsured women in california under the breast and cervical cancer prevention treatment act. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 20;28(21):3479-84. Epub 2010 Jun 7.
Maly RC, Liu Y, Kwong E, Thind A, Diamant AL. Breast reconstructive surgery in medically underserved women with breast cancer: the role of patient-physician communication. Cancer 2009; 115(20):4819-4827.
Maly RC, Liu Y, Leake B, Thind A, Diamant AL. Treatment related symptoms among underserved women with breast cancer: The impact of physician-patient communication. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Feb;119(3):707-16. Epub 2009 May 16.
Maly RC, Stein JA, Umezawa Y, Leake B, Anglin MD. Racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer outcomes among older patients: effects of physician communication and patient empowerment. Health Psychol. 2008 Nov;27(6):728-36.