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The Biobehavioral Shared Resource (BBSR) is a shared resource of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its mission is to support Cancer Center members and cancer researchers with expertise and services in planning, conducting, and dissemination of translational biobehavioral research.

The BBSR assists cancer center investigators in conducting and communicating research of the highest possible quality. The primary activities of the BBSR include consultation on behavioral and/or quality-of-life patient-reported outcome measurements, research design, data collection, interpretation of self-report data, manuscript preparation, and counseling interventions within clinical trials.

The BBSR has participated in translational research in psychoneuroimmunology, examination of behavioral issues that enhance recruitment and compliance within cancer center clinical trials and development of behavioral and quality-of-life outcomes associated with clinical trials. This support includes expertise on instrument selection and development, as well as consideration for data collection assessment intervals and strategies to obtain valid and reliable data.


  • Selection of Patient Reported Outcomes and Measures (PROs)
  • Participant Recruitment and Retention Strategy Assistance
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection and Management
  • Intervention Design and Implementation
  • Training and Education in biobehavioral research
  • Consultation and support in best practices for the collection of biomarkers in behavioral studies


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