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The Cognitive-Social Health Information-Processing (C-SHIP) Model: A Theoretical Framework for Research in Behavioral Oncology

In 1996, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that more than 1.3 million new cancer cases would be diagnosed and that approximately one-half million Americans would die from cancer-related causes during that year (ACS, 1996). Although aggressive efforts have been undertaken to detect cancer at early stages, increase treatment options, and enhance disease-free survival time, cancer remains one of the most common causes of death and represents a major challenge for prevention and control interventions in behavioral medicine.