Accession Number : ADA304563

Title :   Biopsychosocial Research Training in Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 94-31 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL

Personal Author(s) : Antoni, Michael H.

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Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : Four trainees were enrolled in the training program in YR1, all graduate students in the APA-approved clinical health psychology program. Training throughout YRI was closely coordinated with 5 ongoing ACS-funded and NOl-funded biopsychosocial breast cancer research projects. All trainees were exposed through coursework to experimental design and statistics as well as psychosocial, biobehavioral and pathophysiologic perspectives on breast carcinoma and other chronic diseases. The latter focus is extended through the program's weekly Psycho-Oncology Clinical Workshop, weekly Breast Cancer Team Research Meeting, monthly Psycho-Oncology Research Seminar and the monthly Psychoneuroimmunology Journal Club meeting. This report summarizes the development and growth of the training program across the following areas: Symposia/Didactic Experiences; Active Biopsychosocial Breast Cancer Research Protocols; Cancer Center Programs, Facilities and Resources; Trainee Progress; and Publications and Presentations of Training Program Faculty and Trainees. Advances in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) that occurred during YR1 which are highly relevant for the training program included the creation of the Courtelis Center for Research and Treatment in Psychosocial Oncology, expansion of the SCCC Breast Cancer Research Program, and formation of the SCCC Biopsychosocial Oncology Program. All four trainees are making excellent progress in coursework, research training and clinical training.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *BREAST CANCER, STUDENTS, TRAINING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), DISEASES, NEOPLASMS, INSTRUCTORS, TRAINEES, MEDICAL RESEARCH, WORKSHOPS, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

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