Tag Archives: cancer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Awards U-M Neuropsychologist Grant to Study the Psychological Effects of Bone Marrow Transplant

ANN ARBOR – Kristen L. Votruba, Ph.D., a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to study the psychological effects of patients going through bone marrow transplant (i.e. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, or HCT). The award covers

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Depression and cancer: Global connections

Examining the relationship between social support, depression, and cancer in Latin America through research collaborations A team of medical students from the University of Michigan and Universidad San Francisco de Quito is seeking to better understand the influence of social support systems in helping individuals cope with cancer, particularly how one’s close relationships may affect

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Depression in Cancer Survivors

Carmen Green, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and health management and policy, was quoted in a Medscape Today article about her study in Cancer that revealed disparities in quality of life among cancer survivors.  The study found that chronic pain and depression were more common among cancer survivors who were female or black.