Cancer: Psychobiological Mechanisms and Cancer-Related Symptoms

Here is what Cousins Center investigators have accomplished:

Behavioral Interventions improve quality of life in cancer survivors
  Psychosocial concerns and interventions for cancer survivors.
Stanton, A.L., Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 2006. 24(32): p. 5132-5137.
  Monitoring the physical health of cancer survivors: A survivorship-focused medical history.
Ganz, P.A., Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 2006. 24(32): p. 5105-5111.
  Outcomes from the Moving Beyond Cancer psychoeducational, randomized, controlled trial with breast cancer patients.
Stanton AL, Ganz et al. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):6009-18.
  Breast cancer, menopause, and long-term survivorship: critical issues for the 21st century.
Ganz, P.A., American Journal Of Medicine, 2005. 118(12): p. 1410-1410.
  Yoga for cancer patients and survivors.
Bower JE., Woolery, A., et al. Cancer Control. 2005 Jul;12(3):165-71.
Positive psychology and cancer: Strategies promoting adjustment during cancer survivorship
  Expressive disclosure and benefit finding among breast cancer patients: Mechanisms for positive health effects.
Low, C.A., Stanton, A.L., et al., Health Psychology, 2006. 25(2): p. 181-189.
  Contextual life stress and coping strategies as predictors of adjustment to breast cancer survivorship.
Low, C.A., Stanton, A.L., Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, 2006. 32(3): p. 235-244.
  Perceptions of positive meaning and vulnerability following breast cancer: predictors and outcomes among long-term breast cancer survivors.
Bower JE, Meyerowitz BE, Ann Behav Med. 2005 Jun;29(3):236-45.
  Promoting adjustment after treatment for cancer.
Stanton, A.L., Ganz, P.A., Cancer, 2005. 104(11): p. 2608-2613.
Chronic Fatigue affects quality of life in cancer patients
  Fatigue in long-term breast carcinoma survivors - A longitudinal investigation.
Bower, J.E., Ganz, P.A., et al., Cancer, 2006. 106(4): p. 751-758.
  Prevalence and causes of fatigue after cancer treatment: The next generation of research.
Bower, J.E., Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 2005. 23(33): p. 8280-8282.
Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors
  Inflammatory biomarkers for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
Collado-Hidalgo, A., Bower, J.E., et al., Clinical Cancer Research, 2006. 12(9): p. 2759-2766.
  Fatigue in long-term breast carcinoma survivors: a longitudinal investigation.
Bower JE, Ganz PA, Cancer. 2006 Feb 15;106(4):751-8.
  Fatigue in long-term breast carcinoma survivors.
Bower JE, Ganz PA, et al Amer Cancer Society 2006 Jan online in Wiley InterScience; 751-758.
Chronic stress promotes tumor growth
  The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms.
Antoni MH, Lutgendorf SK, Cole SW, et al.Nature 2006 March 6: 240-248.
See what we are doing now. Here are some of our ongoing studies.
Imputation for Moderate Sized Mental Health Studies
PI: Thomas Belin Funded by NIMH
Mechanisms of Radiation Induced Fatigue in Cancer
PI: Julienne Bower Funded by NCI
Iyengar Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors with Persistent Fatigue
PI: Julienne Bower Funded by NCCAM
Combinatorial Genomics in Cancer
PI: Steve Cole Funded by NCI
Cognitive Functioning After Breast Cancer Treatment
PI: Patricia Ganz Funded by NCI
PTSD and Depression in Parents of Children with Cancer
PI: Dorothy Glover Funded by NIMH
Tai Chi Effects on Chronic Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors: Immune Mechanisms
PI: Michael Irwin Funded by NCI
Immune Dysfunction and AIDS-associated B Cell Lymphoma
PI: Otoniel Martinez-Maza Funded by NCI
Molecular Epidemiology of AIDS-associated Lymphoma
PI: Otoniel Martinez-Maza Funded by NCI
Living Well with Breast Cancer: A Predictive Model
PI: Annette Stanton Funded by UC/Breast Cancer Research Program
Research : Sponsored Studies : Cancer
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