Kelly Clark

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Read March 15, 2019

Melanoma, Stigma, and Mental Health

On March 6th, 2019 our Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on more than 40 adult patients with a diagnosis of melanoma at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the melanoma community.
Read February 28, 2019

New Book on 'Cancer Caregivers' Features Our Commitment to Caregivers

We are excited to share that we have authored a book chapter on caregiving published by Oxford University Press. The chapter is included in a new book, entitled ‘Cancer Caregivers,’ that is dedicated to the science of cancer caregiving and the support that is available to caregivers in their community.
Read January 25, 2019

The Intersection of Long-Term Symptom Management and Distress in Gastric Cancer

On January 17 th , 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on 72 adult patients with a diagnosis of stomach, esophageal, or GIST cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the gastric cancer community.
Read December 12, 2018

Examining Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors

On December 5th, 2018 we presented new research findings on a study of more than 600 women with breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Below is a post about the significance of these findings for women diagnosed with breast cancer and for breast cancer care providers.
Read December 5, 2018

Taking a “Whole Patient” Approach to Treating Hematologic Malignancies

Our Research and Training Institute (RTI) took front stage in sunny San Diego this week at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Three abstracts from the RTI were accepted to the conference, each representing a separate blood cancer specialty registry from the Cancer Experience Registry ® .
Read October 5, 2018

The Importance of Understanding Psychosocial Concerns in Cancer Survivorship

While clear advances have certainly been made in treatment and survival, there remains a critical need to better understand the quality of life implications of survivorship. We applaud the multidisciplinary approach of cancer care, and also advocate strongly for an even more comprehensive view of treating patients , above and beyond the treatment of their disease.
Read September 28, 2018

Amplifying the Patient Voice in Cancer Care

In cancer care, goals should be informed by what the patient considers to be most important. This is why our team at the Research and Training Institute is developing a new tool that can be used to measure what really matters to patients- Valued Outcomes in the Cancer Experience (VOICE™).