Allison Deal collaborates with oncologists and researchers of all specialties and assists them in grant and protocol submissions, statistical analyses, and abstract and manuscript preparations. She has particular interest and expertise in clinical trials, survey research, and other population sciences study methods. Deal has collaborations in clinical research involving breast, melanoma, lung, gastrointestinal, and head and neck cancers.
News and Stories
Text messaging proves effective in communicating about colorectal cancer screening, promoting shared decision-making
A study by UNC researchers has demonstrated that text messaging is an effective and well-received tool to communicate about colorectal cancer screening.
Using telehealth to regularly report symptoms improved overall well-being for patients with advanced cancer
Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO, reports that people with advanced cancer who reported their symptoms weekly using an electronic survey had better outcomes compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via in-person clinical visits.
Study illustrates how obesity-related comorbidities may contribute to mortality gap between Black and white women with early breast cancer
Kirsten Nyrop, PhD, and colleagues found Black women with early breast cancer had higher rates of obesity and other health conditions that can affect outcomes, compared with white women.
Study reveals communication gap between women, doctors about breast cancer treatment symptoms
Kirsten Nyrop, PhD, Hyman Muss, MD, and colleagues compared how women with breast cancer rated the severity of 17 of their own symptoms with physician ratings of chemotherapy toxicity.