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Christine Gunn, PhD, on Health Literacy and Language Barriers

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Jeff Minerd From: Low health literacy and language barriers have been shown to negatively affect cancer screening and prevention behaviors, but less is known about how they affect a patient’s experience during cancer treatment. In new research, Christine Gunn, PhD, of Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues hypothesized that poor health literacy and not speaking English would …