University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Catherine Bender, PhD

Catherine Bender
Professor, Nursing and Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Contact Information

Contact Information

School of Nursing
415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Email: cbe100@pitt.edu

Administrative Assistant
Name: Leslie Smith
Phone: 412-624-2469
Email: ljs43@pitt.edu
Fax: 412-383-7293

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Cognitive function, reproductive hormones, breast cancer, adherence to cancer therapy,

Research Summary

Research Summary

My two areas of research interest include the neuropsychological sequellae of cancer and cancer treatment and the physiological mechanisms underlying these problems and adherence to cancer therapy. More specifically, my research focuses on the changes in cognitive function and mood that occur in patients with cancer. I also examine whether the changes in reproductive hormones that occur as a consequence of cancer therapy are related to changes in cognitive function experienced by women with cancer and we are investigating candidate genes for correlations with cognitive function in patients with cancer. I also study adherence to therapy in patients with cancer and other chronic conditions and predictors of non-adherence to therapy.

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