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Standard versus prosocial online support groups for distressed breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial

  • Stephen J Lepore1Email author,
  • Joanne S Buzaglo2,
  • Morton A Lieberman3,
  • Mitch Golant2 and
  • Adam Davey1
BMC Cancer201111:379

Received: 16 August 2011

Accepted: 25 August 2011

Published: 25 August 2011

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Original Submission
16 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Aug 2011 Author responded Author comments - Stephen Lepore
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Aug 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Aug 2011 Editorially accepted
25 Aug 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-11-379

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Temple University
Cancer Support Community, Research & Training Institute
University of California San Francisco