Apps Reaching Cancer Survivors Trial (ARCS Trial)

November 18, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster

New Research Study Using Apps to Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Breast Cancer Patients

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in the last five years who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression are needed for a national research trial conducted through the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The study is testing whether an intervention delivered by smartphone apps is an effective way to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in breast cancer patients. The phone apps are designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Technical support is provided throughout the study. Participants will use an assigned app program for eight weeks, and complete online surveys four different times during a 12 month period. Participants receive free access to the apps and up to $200 in gift cards for completing study surveys. There are no required visits to a clinic or a doctor’s office.  Join us today to share your experience at and submit an interest form. Contact the study coordinator by email at  or call toll free 1-833-762-0853.

HSR200218 PI: Philip Chow PhD UVA Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences