University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN

Margaret Rosenzweig
Associate Professor of Acute amd Tertiary Care


Contact Information

Contact Information

School of Nursing
336 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Email: mros@pitt.edu

Administrative Assistant
Name: Howard Stein
Phone: 412-624-1853
Email: hos12@pitt.edu
Fax: 412-383-7227

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Women's cancer; cancer education; cancer survivorship; metastatic breast cancer; electronic symptom assessment; minority cancer

Research Summary

Research Summary

My program of research seeks to better understand cancer illness to inform interventions directed towards educating and supporting patients with breast cancer, in order to empower them in obtaining optimal health care. My research career first included exploration of metastatic breast cancer experience according to race and income. I then received six additional extramural grant awards as principal investigator, which supported preliminary descriptive studies that culminated in the development of a psycho-educational intervention for the unique educational and supportive needs of African American women diagnosed with cancer and for women with newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer. Specifically, each of these studies explores the impact that biobehavioral and psychosocial factors have on the cancer patient and how approaches and interventions can be tailored to improve the illness experience.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Jung SY, Rosenzweig M. Sequential metastatic breast cancer chemotherapy: should the median be the message? Front Public Health. 2013 Nov 11;1:49. PubMed Link
  • Albrecht TA, Rosenzweig M. Distress in patients with acute leukemia: a concept analysis. Cancer Nurs. 2014 May-Jun;37(3):218-26. PubMed Link
  • Brufsky AM, Sereika SM, Mathew A, Tomifumi O, Singh V, Rosenzweig M. Long-term treatment with intravenous bisphosphonates in metastatic breast cancer: a retrospective study. Breast J. 2013 Sep-Oct;19(5):504-11. PubMed Link
  • Albrecht TA, Rosenzweig M. Management of cancer-related distress in patients with a hematologic malignancy. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2012 Oct 1;14(7):462-468. PubMed Link
  • Rosenzweig MQ. Breaking bad news: a guide for effective and empathetic communication.Nurse Pract. 2012 Feb 12;37(2):1-4. PubMed Link
  • Albrecht TA, Rosenzweig M. Distress in patients with acute leukemia: a concept analysis. Cancer Nurs. 2014 May-Jun;37(3):218-26. PubMed Link
  • Bender CM, Gentry AL, Brufsky AM, Casillo FE, Cohen SM, Dailey MM, Donovan HS, Dunbar-Jacob J5, Jankowitz RC, Rosenzweig MQ, Sherwood PR, Sereika SM. Influence of patient and treatment factors on adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 May;41(3):274-85. PubMed Link
  • Hopkins KG, Rosenzweig M. Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome: assessment and intervention. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Aug;16(4):365-70. PubMed Link

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UPCI Shared Resource Usage

UPCI Shared Resource Usage

  • Cancer Bioinformatics Services
  • Cancer Genomics Facility

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Last modified: 8/1/14