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Meeting cancer survivors' psychosocial health needs: a conversation with Dr. Patricia Ganz

Post Date:June 07, 2022 9:00 AM

The impact of cancer and its treatment are often stressful. And although many people recover well, about 25 percent of cancer survivors have persistent problems, including anxiety, depression, and other psychological and social (psychosocial) distress.

In this interview with the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Patricia Ganz of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses psychosocial distress in cancer survivors and the challenges and opportunities in this area. Dr. Ganz has dedicated much of her career to the study of cancer survivorship; she was on the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies) committee that published the 2008 report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs.

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