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2015 IPOS APOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology

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Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, on The Effects of Gender on Patients’ Coping Strategies and Stress Management

Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, of the City of Hope, discusses the ways in which a person’s gender influences how he or she reacts to and copes with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Creating Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss the early days of this new treatment for despair and distress in cancer patients.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Workshops in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss a meaning-centered psychotherapy workshop they conducted for an international group of clini...

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Adapting Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Caregivers

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explain how they brought this new treatment to help stressed caregivers of loved ones with cancer.

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Jimmie C. Holland, MD, and Tammy A. Schuler, PhD, on Talking With Patients About Their Distress: A Demonstration

Jimmie C. Holland, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Tammy A. Schuler, PhD, of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, demonstrate a dialogue between a clinician and a...

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Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAPOS, on Distress Screening in the Community Setting

Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAPOS, of the Yale School of Nursing, discusses the APOS–ACCC project to screen for psychosocial distress in community cancer centers. These model programs improve patient car...

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Jeff Dunn, AO, PhD, GAICD, on Community-Based Response to Cancer

Jeff Dunn, AO, PhD, GAICD, of the Cancer Council Queensland, discusses reducing the burden of cancer on individuals and communities.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss a powerful treatment approach that is grounded in a moving personal story.

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Robert T. Croyle, PhD, on The 2015 NCI Initiative Expanding Health Care Delivery Research

Robert T. Croyle, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the research program on the variation in the quality of cancer care, our ability to monitor quality and measure outcomes, and underst...

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD, on Incorporating Psychosocial Services for Quality Cancer Care

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the Institute of Medicine report on patient-centered care, its relation to psychosocial services, and the role IPOS/APOS m...

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Irene Higginson, MD, on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: An International Perspective

Irene Higginson, MD, of Cicely Saunders International, discusses the goals of psychosocial palliative care for patients around the world with advanced cancer.

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Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, and David Kissane, MD, on Models of Family-Centered Care During Palliative Care and Bereavement

Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and David Kissane, MD, of Monash University, discuss the importance of and challenges with attending to the whole family during palli...

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Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD, on Standards for Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer

Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the challenges to implementing standards for pediatric and adolescent psycho-oncology and looks ahead at next steps in the field.

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Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, on The Risk of Suicide After a Cancer Diagnosis

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses what is known about suicide after cancer, the risks faced by prostate cancer patients within the first year after dia...

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Julia H. Rowland, PhD, on The Psychosocial Challenges Cancer Survivors Face

Julia H. Rowland, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the growing number of promising interventions to improve health and function for those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis, as ...

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Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, and Karen Fasciano, PsyD, on Psycho-Oncology: Where the Field Is Headed

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, of the National Cancer Institute, and Karen Fasciano, PsyD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the challenges of the art and science of psycho-oncology.

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Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, and Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, on IPOS-APOS Themes of This Year’s Meeting

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, of the National Cancer Institute, and Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, discuss the highlights of this year’s meeting, which for the first time bring...

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Bradley J. Zebrack, PhD, and Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD, on Global Psychosocial Standards of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

Bradley J. Zebrack, PhD, of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD, of the University of New South Wales, talk about providing supportive care services that meet...

Geriatric Oncology

Coping With Aging and Cancer: Psychosocial Factors and Geriatric-Specific Interventions

You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails,” said Mindy Greenstein, PhD, consulting psychologist and author, to begin her talk at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, held in Jul...

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Suicide After Cancer: Understanding the Challenges Across the Treatment Trajectory

Suicidal thoughts and impulses are among the most challenging symptoms in patients with cancer, and they may occur both during and after treatment. It has long been known that a cancer diagnosis carri...

International Psycho-Oncology Society and American Psychosocial Oncology Society Meet to Foster Psychosocial Oncology Worldwide

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) has partnered with the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) for the 17th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, held in late July 2015 in Washingt...

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