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American Cancer Society awards new research and training grants
Date:10/6/2010

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Palliative Care and Psychosocial/Behavioral Research

Barbara A. Hastie, PhD (University of Florida) will study pain in patients undergoing thoracic surgery for lung cancer, with the goal of developing a predictive model of who is at higher risk for acute pain or chronic pain after surgery for lung cancer

Lara N. Traeger, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital will work to identify factors that impede treatment of depression in older lung cancer patients, with a focus on patients' perspectives.

Jessica Gorman, PhD, MPH University of California, San Diego, will develop a tool to accurately measure the fertility concerns and reproductive outcomes of young female cancer patients ages 16 to 30. This information will be used to develop a culturally appropriate reproductive questionnaire, including a specific set of questions to measure fertility concerns.

Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center, will investigate whether a culturally targeted "photo novella" his team has developed works better than a standard brochure to improve use of colorectal cancer screening tests in an ethically diverse black population.

Catherine Cubbin, PhD, University of Texas, is heading a study that will address gaps in information on how neighborhood environments influence obesity and smoking among women and their young children.

Heather M. Conklin, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will investigate the benefits of a working memory intervention in a sample of childhood cancer survivors and look at brain-based changes that may occur as the result of working memory intervention.

Christopher P. Fagundes, MS, Ohio State University will investigate which psychosocial factors contribute to elevated inflammation, and possibly worse outcomes among breast cancer survivors.

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Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
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