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Psycho-Oncology Program Members

Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, Associate Professor

View Dr. Pereira’s profile on the CHP website.

Diego Esparza-Duran, B.A.

Diego Esparza-Duran, B.A., Graduate Research Assistant

Diego is from Northern California (Oakland) and attended Pomona College in Claremont. As an undergraduate, he worked with preschool children from low-income/underserved families through Jumpstart/Head Start programs. After graduating, he […]

Shan Wong, B.S.

Shan Wong, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

Shan attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate (Go Gators!), earning a B.S. in Psychology while on the Pre-health track. She enjoys working with cancer patients and learning about […]

Laura Telepak, B.A.

Laura Telepak, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

Laura Telepak, M.S., is a graduate student in Clinical and Health Psychology focusing in health psychology. Laura obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Italian studies from Miami University in […]

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Psychological distress and intensive care unit stay after cardiac surgery: The role of illness concern.

Objective: To examine the association between psychological factors and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Method: We...

The effect of visualizing healthy eaters and mortality reminders on nutritious grocery purchases: An integrative terror management and prototype willingness analysis.

Objective: To use insights from an integration of the terror management health model and the prototype willingness model to inform and improve nutrition-related behavior using an ecologically valid...

The impact of self-affirmation on health-behavior change: A meta-analysis.

Objectives: Self-affirmation (induced by reflecting upon important values, attributes, or social relations) appears to reduce defensive resistance to health-risk information and increase subsequent...

Anger, provider responses, and pain: Prospective analysis of stem cell transplant patients.

Objective: Patient anger can be challenging for providers, and may hinder the patient-provider relationship. Research on the relationships among patient anger, relationships with health care providers...

The association of metacognitive beliefs with emotional distress after diagnosis of cancer.

Objective: Emotional distress after a diagnosis of cancer is normal and, for most people, will diminish over time. However, a significant minority of patients with cancer experience persistent or...

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Use of New Systemic Adjuvant Therapy in Gastrointestinal Tumors (GISTs) Increasing, Leading to Better Survival

Older patients, Minorities Less Likely to Receive Adjuvant Systemic Therapy

Lung Cancer Now Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Females in Developed Countries

Finding part of broad new report released on World Cancer Day

Smoking Linked to Higher Risk of Death among Colorectal Cancer Survivors

American Cancer Society Study Is One of Largest to Date on Smoking and Colorectal Cancer

More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Deaths Averted during Two Decades of Dropping Mortality

American Cancer Society’s Annual Cancer Statistics Report Estimates New Cases, Deaths for 2015