Biobehavioral Effects in Cancer DiagramThe overall goal of the Biobehavioral Oncology Program is to promote innovative and productive interdisciplinary research focused on the role of mind and brain in cancer with the long term objective of contributing to reduced risk of cancer development, earlier detection of cancer, improved cancer treatment response, reduced symptom burden, and enhanced survival.

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Research Themes:

Stress Effects on Cancer Development and Progression

Effects of psychological stress on biological processes involved in cancer etiology, progression, and treatment efficacy

Biobehavioral Interactions in Clinical Care and Survivorship

Biobehavioral factors in the clinical care of cancer patients and during survivorship

Biobehavioral Factors in Cancer Prevention

Biobehavioral investigations of smoking behavior