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I am a Behavioral Scientist.
I am a BBPSB Grantee.
University of Iowa
Susan Lutgendorf, Ph.D., seeks to understand how psychological processes such as social support, depression, stress, and resilience can affect tumor growth and progression. She also studies how behavioral and complementary interventions may affect these pathways.
Her lab studies the 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 because it continues to expand and has tremendous relevance for psychological and pharmacological interventions.
|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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