Psychosocial factors, biological mediators, and cancer prognosis: A new look at an old story

Yori Gidron, Alain Ronson

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Abstract

These biomarkers may mediate the relationships between certain psychosocial factors (e.g., hopelessness, social support) and cancer progression. Future studies should test the effects of altering such biomarkers on the prognosis of patients scoring high/low on their associated psychosocial factors. Clinical implications that need to be tested are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-392
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Oncology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biological mechanisms
  • Prognosis
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Psychosocial factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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