Welcome to the Stress and Immunity Cancer Projects!
Our mission is to improve the psychological well-being and health of cancer patients through innovative cancer research. We seek to understand the interactions of psychological, behavioral, and biological factors, that is, the biobehavioral aspects of cancer. We study patients’ responses from the time of diagnosis forward as they continue on their cancer journey.
Our research has included the topics of stress and immunity, designing interventions to help patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment, sexual difficulties arising from cancer treatment, and others. We also study and conduct training for mental health professionals to provide empirically supported biobehavioral treatment to cancer patients.