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Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series March 26, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Hillman Cancer Center Cooper Classroom C

The Efficacy of a Web-Based Collaborative Care:  Intervention in the Context of a Advanced Cancer


Jennifer Steel, PhD
Director, Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, Psychiatry, and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

According to the NIH consensus statement the three most common and debilitating symptoms related to cancer are depression, pain, and fatigue. The presentation will explore the prevalence of these symptoms in the context of advanced cancer as well as the link between these symptoms and immune system dysregulation and survival. Finally, the findings from a study testing the efficacy of a web‐based collaborative care intervention to manage these symptoms will be presented.

Sponsored by the 
Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Light lunch will be provided.  Please contact Dolores Oliver ( if you plan to attend, need directions, or need more information.

Parking is available in the garage at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion across the street from the Hillman Cancer Center (~$6 cash/credit for 1‐2 hours). There are also parking meters along Centre Avenue, Cypress Street and Baum Boulevard in the blocks surrounding the Cancer Center. 

The Cooper Classrooms are located on the ground level of the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Shadyside. After entering the building walk to the left past the elevators. Facing the gift shop turn right down the hallway. Room C is the 3rd door in the lobby area on the left.

The 71A & 71C both travel from Oakland and stop at Cypress Street just beyond the Cancer Center entrance. UPMC shuttles also run between Oakland and Shadyside.  Click here for a shuttle schedule.