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adequately informed," she added.
Co-investigator, Dr. Nancy Janz, an associate professor
in the School of Public Health, said the purpose of the
study is to understand how involved patients are in the
decision making process and whether they are given the
opportunity to be involved.
"We also want to know the extent to which participation
in the decision-making process affects the patient's quality
of life, " Janz said.
"Decision-making is very different in cancer care," Katz
said. "It has to be done quickly. It is clear that some men
and women may ask their physicians to make decisions for
them, but we are finding that many feel they don't have a
choice. The options should be laid out."
The study will be done in collaboration with Northwest-

ern University, Emory University and the University of
Southern California and will take place over a three-year
period in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Detroit.
Researchers will contact recently diagnosed breast can-
cer patients either over the phone or through mailings and
ask them questions about the quality of treatment they
19 states, including Michigan, have laws which demand
doctors document that their patients have been informed of
all of the treatment options available to them.
"Several studies suggest that these laws may not be the
answer to this problem," Katz said in a written state-
"Clinicians need to be engaged locally about improving
the quality of patient care and our study results will help
them develop new strategies to improve communication
with women during a very difficult time in women's lives,"
he said.

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N. Genius and the Golden Child of the local band Total Disregard break it down
at the Blind Pig.

TCF Bank, 'U' agree
on terms for use ofa
Mcard as debit card

By Louie Meizilaih
Daily News Editor
In a revival of an old convenience
offered to students, Minnesota-
based TCF Bank announced Friday
that it had sealed a deal with the
University to allow Mcard holders
to use their cards as debit cards
with the bank.
"TCF Bank was an ideal fit for
the University," said University
Associate Vice President for Busi-
ness and Finance Tim Slottow in a
"The TCF team aggressively pur-
sued our relationship, demonstrated a
high degree of expertise in camppus
programs and developed a customized
product and service mix that should
benefit all members of the University

community," Slottow said.
TCF has 13 offices in the An
Arbor area.
The University's deal with Nation
City Bank to provide similar serv
with Mcards ended in 1999, and th;
contract was not renewed.
Local business managers had di:
ferent views regarding whether th
deal would help increase their salt
to students.
"I think it could help busines:
Again, that's something that's goin
to have to wait to be seen," sai
Caf6 Felix manager Peter Landrum
But not all businesses take deb
cards, as Cottage Inn manager U
Res pointed out.
"It's not something we use in th
system so I don't think it woul
affect it much," he said.

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