Informal caregiver burden in advance cancer: economic and health outcomes

Principal Investigator: Robin Matsuyama, Ph.D.

Funding Source: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute

Families of cancer patients are increasingly asked to shoulder the duties of providing day-to-day care for patients.  Often, those caregiving services are complex and may take away from the ability of caregivers to perform many of their other obligations and may even cause them to have to leave their paid employment.  This study will examine how caregiver burden affects both health and economic outcomes of caregivers.