I am a Behavioral Scientist.
I am a BBPSB Grantee.
Susan Lutgendorf, PhD
University of Iowa
Dr. Lutgendorf's research passion is to understand how psychological processes such as social support, depression, stress, and resilience can affect tumor growth and progression, and to study behavioral and complementary interventions that may affect these same pathways.
In her laboratory's current research project, they are looking at effects of biobehavioral factors on tumor growth factors in the tumor microenvironment and how these variables are related to progression and survival.
The research team found that biobehavioral factors were related to promoters of angiogenesis such as VEGF, both in clinical and pre-clinical settings. This finding took them beyond traditional examinations of stress and the immune system in cancer, and into a new realm of exploration of how stress and other biobehavioral factors directly affect tumor growth and progression. This research is exciting area that continues to expand and has tremendous relevance for psychological and pharmacological interventions.
- Featured Grant in Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
- Biobehavioral Influences and the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment
- Program Director of Featured Grant: Paige Green-McDonald
|Results 1 - 4 of 4.|
|Biobehavioral Influences and the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment
|Biobehavioral-Cytokine Interactions in Ovarian Cancer
|Healing Touch, Immunity, and Fatigue in Breast Cancer
|BIOBEHAVIORAL IMMUNE INTERACTIONS IN OVARIAN CANCER
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