Cancer: Psychobiological Mechanisms and Cancer-Related Symptoms

Here is what Cousins Center investigators have accomplished:

A psychiatric intervention has survival benefit in patients with malignant melanoma: a 10-year follow-up:
Fawzy FI, Canada AL, Fawzy NW. Malignant melanoma: effects of a brief, structured psychiatric intervention on survival and recurrence at 10-year follow-up. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Jan;60(1):100-3.
Emotional expression and finding benefits in breast cancer survivors improves physical health outcomes
Stanton AL, Danoff-Burg S, Sworowski LA, Collins CA, Branstetter AD, Rodriguez-Hanley A, Kirk SB, Austenfeld JL. Randomized, controlled trial of written emotional expression and benefit finding in breast cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Oct 15;20(20):4160-8
Quality of social support received by breast cancer survivors predicts better health functioning
Ganz PA, Desmond KA, Leedham B, Rowland JH, Meyerowitz BE, Belin TR. Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: a follow-up study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Jan 2;94(1):39-49.
Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors:
Bower JE, Ganz PA, Aziz N, Fahey JL. Fatigue and proinflammatory cytokine activity in breast cancer survivors. Psychosom Med. 2002 Jul-Aug;64(4):604-11.
See what we are doing now. Here are some of our ongoing studies.
Mechanisms Of Radiation Induced Fatigue In Cancer - Click here
Julienne Bower, Principal Investigator
Psychological Well Being In Long Term Cancer Survivors - Click here
Patricia Ganz, Principal Investigator
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