Recent client publications

Here are some examples of research studies to which HCC provided health communication services.

The Lancet Oncology logo

Integrating primary care providers in the care of cancer survivors: gaps in evidence and future opportunities

Nekhlyudov L, O'malley DM, Hudson SV

The website that HCC built for Dr. Nekhlyudov, Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care, is a one-stop repository where primary care providers can quickly access resources for medical information and clinical guidance.

Body size from birth through adolescence in relation to risk of benign breast disease in young women

Berkey CS, Rosner B, Tamimi RM, Willett WC, Hickey M, Toriola A, Frazier AL, Colditz GA. January 2017.

HCC worked with the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) to create a retention strategy and material, including redesigning the newsletter and developing a website to provide participants with easy access to information of greatest interest to them.

American Journal of Public Health logo

120,000 Nurses Who Shook Public Health

Morabio A. September 2016

HCC developed a logo and website for Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II, among the largest prospective investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women.

Ipilimumab for Patients with Relapse after Allogeneic Transplantation

Hodi S. July 2016

HCC developed the website for DFCI’s Center for Immuno-Oncology’s Immune Assessment Lab, which assists investigators in establishing mechanistic and biomarker endpoints for clinical studies.

American Journal of Public Health logo

New Strategies to Prioritize Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Interventions

Gortmaker, S. April 2016

Dr. Gortmaker asked HCC to develop an online repository to increase access to and translation of cost-effective models for childhood obesity prevention into practice and policy.

Journal of Clinical Oncology logo

Advancing Survivors’ Knowledge (ASK) about skin cancer study: A randomized intervention within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)

Geller A. January 2016

HCC developed branding, recruitment, and intervention materials in print and online formats for ASK ( This article reports that in the first five months of recruitment, 80% of the first 400 eligible participants responded to the study invitation and 248 participants (62%) enrolled.

Logo for Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, which has a publication from a Health Communication Core client

Quality of Life in Children With Advanced Cancer: A Report From the PediQUEST Study

Rosenberg A, Orellana L, Dussel V, Wolfe J. February 2016

The PediQUEST logo and computer interface were designed to appeal to parents and children, and create a safe, familiar online space where study participants were comfortable returning week after week.

Logo for Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which has a publication from a Health Communication Core client

Minimizing the “Financial Toxicity” Associated With Cancer Care: Advancing the Research Agenda

Tucker-Seeley RD, Yabroff KR. May 2016

HCC created the branding (naming and logo) and recruitment materials for two of Dr. Tucker-Seeley’s financial wellbeing studies: Money-Health Connection and FIRST (Financial Resources and Treatment).

Logo for Journal of Clinical Oncology, which has a publication from a Health Communication Core client

Impact of Young and Strong on physical activity in young breast cancer survivors

Ligibel JA, Barry WT, Ruddy KJ, Greaney M, Rosenberg SM, Sprunck-Harrild K, Morgan E, Walsh S, Emmons K, Partridge, AH. January 20, 2016 Supplement

Young and Strong provided study participants with print and online resources, developed by HCC, that gave information about topics from fertility to self-image. HCC’s services included development of the study’s logo, content for the website and print materials, graphic design for all materials, and site development and hosting.

Logo for Allergy, which has a publication from a Health Communication Core client

Longitudinal study of maternal body mass index, gestational weight gain, and offspring asthma

Dumas O, Varraso R, Gillman MW, Field AE, Camargo CA Jr. April 2016

HCC developed websites for two unique longitudinal studies that collect data from mothers (Nurses Health Study) and their children (Growing Up Today Study). When analyzed together, the data from both studies advance scientific understanding of prenatal factors and health.