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Stress and Cancer Research

Lutgendorf SK, DeGeest K, Dahmoush L, et al. Social isolation is associated with elevated tumor norepinephrine in ovarian carcinoma patients. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2011; 25(2):250-255

Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK, Anderson B, et al. Social support, psychological distress, and natural killer cell activity in ovarian cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005;23(28):7105-7113

Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK, Antoni MH. Host factors and cancer progression: biobehavioral signaling pathways and interventions. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010;28(26):4094-4099

McDonald PG, Antoni MH, Lutgendorf SK, et al.A biobehavioral perspective of tumor biology.Discovery Medicine 2005;5(30):520-526

Moreno-Smith M, Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK.Impact of stress on cancer metastasis.Future Oncology 2010;6(12):1863-1881

Sloan EK, Priceman SJ, Cox BF, et al. The sympathetic nervous system induces a metastatic switch in primary breast cancer. Cancer Research 2010; 70(18):7042-7052

Wolford Chris, Sutherland Robert, Hai TsonwinTranscription factor ATF3 links host adaptive response to breast cancer metastasisJ Clin Invest. 2013; 123(7):2893-2906.

Kruk, J , About-Enin, HY Psychological stress and the risk of breast cancer: a case-control study.Cancer Detect Prev. 2004;28(6):399-408.

Cohen. L , Cole S Sood A et al Depressive Symptoms and Cortisol Rhythmicity Predict Survival in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma: Role of Inflammatory Signaling. Plos One 7 (8): e42324

Antoni MH, et al. The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms. Nat Rev Cancer. 2006;6(3):240–248.

Thaker PH, et al. Chronic stress promotes tumor growth and angiogenesis in a mouse model of ovarian carcinoma. Nat Med. 2006;12(8):939–944.

Sood AK, et al. Adrenergic modulation of focal adhesion kinase protects human ovarian cancer cells from anoikis. J Clin Invest. 2010;120(5):1515–1523.

Sood AK, et al. Stress hormone-mediated invasion of ovarian cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2006;12(2):369–375.

Yang EV, et al. Norepinephrine upregulates VEGF, IL-8, and IL-6 expression in human melanoma tumor cell lines: implications for stress-related enhancement of tumor progression. Brain Behav Immun. 2009;23(2):267–275.

Armaiz-Pena GN, Cole SW, Lutgendorf SK, Sood AK. Neuroendocrine influences on cancer progression BrainBehav Immun.doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.06.005.

Volden PA, Conzen SD. The influence of glucocorticoid signaling on tumor progression Brain Behav Immun.doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.10.022.

Hassan S, et al. Behavioral stress accelerates prostate cancer development in mice. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(2):874–886

Sastry KS, et al. Epinephrine protects cancer cells from apoptosis via activation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase and BAD phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2007;282(19):14094–14100.

Arokya M. Papu John, Jheelam Banerjee, Hildegard M. Schuller. Regulation of urothelial bladder cancer by nicotine and stress neurotransmitters. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 2014 Apr 5-9; San Diego, CA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2014;74(19 Suppl):Abstract nr 5298. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2014-5298

Segerstrom SC, Miller GE Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System : A Meta Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry Psychological Bulletin July 2004 ( 130) 4 :601-630 doi: 10.1037/0033-2909 .140.601

Linden, W, Voldermaier A, Mackenzie R, Duncan, G Anxiety and Depression after Cancer Diagnosis : Prevalence Rates by cancer types, gender and age Journal of Affective Disorders 141 ( 2012) 343-351

Acupuncture and Cancer Research

Lu W, Dean-Clower E, Doherty-Gilman A, Rosenthal DS.The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care.Hematology/oncology clinics of North America 2008;22(4):631-viii. doi:10.1016/j.hoc.2008.04.005.

Alimi D, Rubino C, Pichard-Leandri E, Fermand-Brule S, Dubreuil-Lemaire ML, Hill C. Analgesic effect of auricular acupuncture for cancer pain: a randomized, blinded, controlled trial. J ClinOncol. 2003 Nov 15;21(22):4120–4126.

Blom M, Dawidson I, Fernberg JO, Johnson G, Angmar-Mansson B. Acupuncture treatment of patients with radiation-induced xerostomia. Eur J Cancer B Oral Oncol. 1996 May;32B(3):182–190.

Johnstone PA, Peng YP, May BC, Inouye WS, Niemtzow RC. Acupuncture for pilocarpine-resistant xerostomia following radiotherapy for head and neck malignancies. Int J RadiatOncolBiol Phys. 2001 Jun 1;50(2):353–357.

Mehling WE, Jacobs B, Acree M, et al. Symptom management with massage and acupuncture in postoperative cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Mar;33(3):258–266.

Walker G, de Valois B, Davies R, Young T, Maher J. Ear acupuncture for hot flushes--the perceptions of women with breast cancer. Complement TherClinPract. 2007 Nov;13(4):250–257.

Deng G, Vickers A, Yeung S, Cassileth B. Randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. J ClinOncol. 2007 Dec 10;25(35):5584–5590.

Molassiotis A, Sylt P, Diggins H. The management of cancer-related fatigue after chemotherapy with acupuncture and acupressure: A randomised controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Dec;15(4):228–237.

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Donald GK, Tobin I, Stringer J: Evaluation of acupuncture in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Acupunct Med 29 (3): 230-3, 2011.

Crew KD, Capodice JL, Greenlee H, et al.: Randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trial of acupuncture for the management of aromatase inhibitor-associated joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer. J ClinOncol 28 (7): 1154-60, 2010.

Crew KD, Capodice JL, Greenlee H, et al.: Pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of joint symptoms related to adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. J Cancer Surviv 1 (4): 283-91, 2007.

You Q, Yu H, Wu D, et al.: Vitamin B6 points PC6 injection during acupuncture can relieve nausea and vomiting in patients with ovarian cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 19 (4): 567-71, 2009.

Ashamalla H, Jiang ML, Guirguis A, et al.: Acupuncture for the alleviation of hot flashes in men treated with androgen ablation therapy. Int J RadiatOncolBiolPhys 79 (5): 1358-63, 2011.

De Valois BA, Young TE, Robinson N, et al.: Using traditional acupuncture for breast cancer-related hot flashes and night sweats. J Altern Complement Med 16 (10): 1047-57, 2010.

Molassiotis A, Sylt P, Diggins H: The management of cancer-related fatigue after chemotherapy with acupuncture and acupressure: a randomised controlled trial. Complement Ther Med 15 (4): 228-37, 2007.

Molassiotis A, Bardy J, Finnegan-John J, et al.: Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. J ClinOncol 30 (36): 4470-6, 2012.

Pfister DG, Cassileth BR, Deng GE, et al.: Acupuncture for pain and dysfunction after neck dissection: results of a randomized controlled trial. J ClinOncol 28 (15): 2565-70, 2010.

Hurlow, Adam, Bennett, Michael I, Robb, Karen A, Johnson, Mark I, Simpson, Karen H, Oxberry, Stephen G. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006276. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006276.pub3.

Trinh, Kien, Graham, Nadine, Gross, Anita, Goldsmith, Charles H, Wang, Ellen, Cameron, Ian D, Kay, Theresa M. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004870. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004870.pub3.

Linde, Klaus, Allais, Gianni, Brinkhaus, Benno, Manheimer, Eric, Vickers, Andrew, White, Adrian R. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001218. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub2.

Smith, Caroline A, Collins, Carmel T, Crowther, Caroline A, Levett, Kate M. Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009232. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009232.

Paley, Carole A, Johnson, Mark I, Tashani, Osama A, Bagnall, Anne-Marie. Acupuncture for cancer pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007753. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007753.pub2

Molassiotis A, Bardy J, Finnegan-John J, et al. Acupuncture for cancerrelated fatigue in patients with breast cancer: a pragmatic randomized controlledtrial. J ClinOncol. 2012;30(36):4470–4476.

Deng G, Chan Y, Sjoberg D, et al. Acupuncture for the treatment of postchemotherapy chronic fatigue: a randomized, blinded, sham-controlledtrial. Support Care Cancer. 2013;21(6):1735–1741.

Smith C, Carmady B, Thornton C, Perz J, Ussher JM. The effect of acupunctureon post-cancer fatigue and well-being for women recoveringfrom breast cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial. AcupunctMed.2013;31(1):9–15.

Barton DL, Soori GS, Bauer BA, et al. Pilot study of Panaxquinquefolius(American ginseng) to improve cancer-related fatigue: a randomized, double-blind, dose-finding evaluation: NCCTG trial N03CA. Support CareCancer. 2010;18(2):179–187.

Semiglazov VF, Stepula VV, Dudov A, Schnitker J, Mengs U. Qualityof life is improved in breast cancer patients by Standardised MistletoeExtract PS76A2 during chemotherapy and follow-up: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicentre clinical trial. Anticancer Res.2006;26(2B):1519–1529.

Garcia MK, McQuade J, Haddad R, et al. Systematic review of acupuncturein cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence. J ClinOncol. 2013;31(7):952–960.

Panahi Y, Saadat A, Sahebkar A, Hashemian F, Taghikhani M, AbolhasaniE. Effect of ginger on acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nauseaand vomiting: a pilot, randomized, open-label clinical trial. IntegrCancerTher. 2012;11(3):204–211.

Ryan JL, Heckler CE, Roscoe JA, et al. Ginger (Zingiberofficinale)reduces acute chemotherapy-induced nausea: a URCC CCOP study of576 patients. Support Care Cancer. 2012;20(7):1479–1489.

Crew KD, Capodice JL, Greenlee H, et al. Pilot study of acupuncture forthe treatment of joint symptoms related to adjuvant aromatase inhibitortherapy in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. J Cancer Surviv.2007;1(4):283–291.

Oh B, Kimble B, Costa DS, et al. Acupuncture for treatment of arthralgiasecondary to aromatase inhibitor therapy in women with early breast cancer:pilot study. Acupunct Med. 2013;31(3):264–271.

Mao JJ, Xie SX, Farrar JT, et al. A randomised trial of electro-acupuncture forarthralgia related to aromatase inhibitor use. Eur J Cancer. 2014;50(2):267–276.

Hervik J, Mjåland O. Quality of life of breast cancer patients medicatedwith anti-estrogens, 2 years after acupuncture treatment: a qualitativestudy. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2:319–325.

Liljegren A, Gunnarsson P, Landgren BM, Robéus N, Johansson H,Rotstein S. Reducing vasomotor symptoms with acupuncture in breastcancer patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen: a randomized controlledtrial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012;135(3):791–798.

Bao T, Cai L, Snyder C, et al. Patient-reported outcomes in women withbreast cancer enrolled in a dual-center, double-blind, randomized controlledtrial assessing the effect of acupuncture in reducing aromatase inhibitor-induced musculoskeletal symptoms. Cancer. 2014;120(3):381–389.

Nedstrand E, Wijma K, Wyon Y, Hammar M. Vasomotor symptomsdecrease in women with breast cancer randomized to treatment withapplied relaxation or electro-acupuncture: a preliminary study. Climacteric.2005;8(3):243–250.

Frisk J, Carlhäll S, Källström AC, Lindh-Astrand L, Malmström A,Hammar M. Long-term follow-up of acupuncture and hormone therapyon hot flushes in women with breast cancer: a prospective, randomized,controlled multicenter trial. Climacteric. 2008;11(2):166–174.

Low Tissue Oxygen and Cancer Research

S. Thomas, M. Harding, S. C. Smith, J. B. Overdevest, M. D. Nitz, H. F. Frierson, S. A. Tomlins, G. Kristiansen, D. Theodorescu. CD24 is an effector of HIF-1 driven primary tumor growth and metastasis. Cancer Research, 2012; DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-3666

Liao D, Corle C, Seagroves TN, Johnson RS. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha is a key regulator of metastasis in a transgenic model of cancer initiation and progression. Cancer Research. 2007 Jan 15;67(2):563-72. pubmed/17234764

Zhou, Jie et al. Tumor hypoxia and cancer progression Cancer Letters , Volume 237 , Issue 1 , 10 - 21 doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2005.05.028

R Kai, S Kang, G Ouyang Role of Hypoxia in the Hallmarks of Cancer Journal of Cellular Biochemistry Volume 107, Issue 6, pages 1053–1062, 15 August 2009 doi: 10.1002/jcb.22214

J.-w. Kim, C.V. Dang, Cancer's molecular sweet tooth and the Warburg effect Cancer Research., 66 (2006), pp. 8927–8930

M. Christiane Brahimi-Horn, Johanna Chiche, Jacques Pouysségur Hypoxia and Cancer Journal of Molecular Medicine December 2007, Volume 85, Issue 12, pp 1301-1307

Diana Y. Yoon ,Peter Buchler, Sirkku T. Saarikoski, et al.Identification of Genes Differentially Induced by Hypoxia in Pancreatic Cancer Cells Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications Volume 288, Issue 4, 9 November 2001, Pages 882–886

Zhang C1, Cao S, Toole BP, Xu Y. Cancer may be a pathway to cell survival under persistent hypoxia and elevated ROS: A model for solid-cancer initiation and early development. Int J Cancer. 2014 May 15. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28975.

Tingfang Yi, Evangelos Papadopoulos, Patrick R. Hagner et.al Hypoxia-inducible Factor-1α (HIF-1α) Promotes Cap-dependent Translation of Selective mRNAs through Up- regulating Initiation Factor eIF4E1 in Breast Cancer Cells under Hypoxia Conditions The Journal of Biological Chemistry, June 2013 288, 18732-18742.

Energy Boost: The Warburg Effect Returns in a New Theory of Cancer J Natl Cancer Inst (2004) 96 (24): 1805-1806. doi: 10.1093/jnci/96.24.1805

Tesufumi Koike, Naoko Kimura, Keiko Miyazaki et al. Hypoxia induces adhesion molecules on cancer cells: A missing link between Warburg effect and induction of selectin-ligand carbohydrates National Academy of Sciences May 25 2004 volume 101 no.1  8132–8137

Physical Therapy and Cancer Research

Gordon DB, Dahl JL, Miaskowski C, McCarberg B, Todd KH, Paice JA, et al. American pain society recommendations for improving the quality of acute and cancer pain management: American pain society quality of care task force. 2005; 165:1574-80. Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165:1574–80.

Flomenhoft D. Understanding and helping people who have cancer: A special communication. Phys Ther.1984; 64:1232–4.

Rashleigh LS. Physiotherapy in Palliative Oncology. Aust J Physiother. 1996; 42:307–12. Twycross R. Factors associated with difficult-to-manage pain. Indian J Palliat Care. 2004;10:67–78.

Paice JA. Mechanisms and Management of Neuropathic Pain in Cancer. J Support Oncol. 2003; 1:107–20.

Keays KS, Harris SR, Lucyshyn JM, MacIntyre DL. Effects of Pilates exercises on shoulder range of motion, pain, mood, and upper extremity function in women living with breast cancer: A pilot study. Phys Ther. 2008;88:494–510.

Beurskens CH, van Uden CJ, Strobbe LJ, Oostendorp RA, Wobbes T. The efficacy of physiotherapy upon shoulder function following axillary dissection in breast cancer, a randomized controlled study. BMC Cancer. 2007;7:166.

Jones M, Edwards I, Gifford L. Conceptual models for implementing biopsychosocial theory in clinical practice. Man Ther. 2002;7:2–9.

Kumar SP. Thinking out of the box- from physiotherapy to rehabilitation. Int J Physiother Rehabil. 2010;1:1–4.

Orsini N, Mantzoros C S et al. Association of physical activity with cancer incidence,mortality, and survival: a population based study of men. British Journal of Cancer. 2008 98:1864-1869.

Speck RM, Courneya KS et al. An update of controlled physical activity trials in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J. Cancer Surviv. 2010 Jun;4(2):87-100.

Schmitz KH, Courneya KS et al. American College of Sports Medicine roundtable on exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jul;42(7):1409-26.

Rock,C, Doyle,C et al. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for cancer survivors CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians Volume 62, Issue 4, pages 242–274, July/August 2012

Mutrie N, Campbell AM, Whyte F, et al. Benefits of supervised group exercise programme for women being treated for early stage breast cancer: pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2007;334:517.

Silver JK, Baima J. Cancer prehabilitation: an opportunity to decrease treatment related morbidity, increase cancer treatment options, and improve physical and psychological health outcomes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;92(8):715-727

Kumar, S. Cancer Pain: A Critical Review of Mechanism-based Classification and Physical Therapy Management in Palliative Care Indian J Palliative Care 2011 May-August 17; 2: 116-126

Clay CA, Perera S, Wagner JM, Miller ME, Nelson JB. Physical function in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Phys Ther. 2007;87:1325–33.

Cheifetz ,O Management of Secondary Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Canadian Family Physician 2010 Dec; 56 (12) :1277- 1284.

Massage and Cancer Research

Cronfalk BS, Friedrichsen M, Milberg A, Strang P "A one-day education in soft tissue massage: experiences and opinions as evaluated by nursing staff in palliative care." Palliat Support Care, 2008 Jun, 6p. 141-8

Myers CD, Walton T, Small BJ "The value of massage therapy in cancer care." Hematol Oncol Clin North Am, 2008 Aug, 22p. 649-60, viii

Wilkinson S, Barnes K, Storey L "Massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer: systematic review." J Adv Nurs, 2008 Sep, 63p. 430-9

Imanishi J, Kuriyama H, Shigemori I, Watanabe S, Aihara Y, Kita M, Sawai K, Nakajima H, Yoshida N, Kunisawa M, Kawase M, Fukui K "Anxiolytic effect of aromatherapy massage in patients with breast cancer." Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2009 Mar, 6p. 123-8

Post-White J, Fitzgerald M, Savik K, Hooke MC, Hannahan AB, Sencer SF "Massage therapy for children with cancer." J Pediatr Oncol Nurs, 2009 Jan-Feb, 26p. 16-28

Cronfalk BS, Strang P, Ternestedt BM, Friedrichsen M "The existential experiences of receiving soft tissue massage in palliative home care--an intervention." Support Care Cancer, 2009 Sep, 17p. 1203-11

Listing M, Reisshauer A, Krohn M, Voigt B, Tjahono G, Becker J, Klapp BF, Rauchfuss M "Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer." Psychooncology, 2009 Dec, 18p. 1290-9

Sturgeon M, Wetta-Hall R, Hart T, Good M, Dakhil S "Effects of therapeutic massage on the quality of life among patients with breast cancer during treatment." J Altern Complement Med, 2009 Apr, 15p. 373-80

Pruthi S, Degnim AC, Bauer BA, DePompolo RW, Nayar V "Value of massage therapy for patients in a breast clinic." Clin J Oncol Nurs, 2009 Aug, 13p. 422-5

Wesa KM, Cassileth BR "Is there a role for complementary therapy in the management of leukemia?" Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, 2009 Sep, 9p. 1241-9

Beck I, Runeson I, Blomqvist K "To find inner peace: soft massage as an established and integrated part of palliative care." Int J Palliat Nurs, 2009 Nov, 15p. 541-5

Listing M, Krohn M, Liezmann C, Kim I, Reisshauer A, Peters E, Klapp BF, Rauchfuss M "The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer." Arch Womens Ment Health, 2010 Apr, 13p. 165-73

Noto Y, Kitajima M, Kudo M, Okudera K, Hirota K "Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients." J Anesth, 2010 Dec, 24p. 827-31

"Effect of massage therapy on stress levels and quality of life in brain tumor patients--observations from a pilot study." Support Care Cancer, 2011 May, 19p. 711-5

Fernández-Lao C, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, del Moral-Ávila R, Castro-Sánchez AM, Arroyo-Morales M "Effectiveness of a multidimensional physical therapy program on pain, pressure hypersensitivity, and trigger points in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled clinical trial." Clin J Pain, 2012 Feb, 28p. 113-21

Massage & related bodywork. Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Web site. Accessed at http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/resources-for-professionals/clinical-tools-and-resources/cimer/therapies/manipulative-and-body-based-methods/massage.html on January 2, 2013.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Web site. Massage Therapy: An Introduction. Accessed at http://nccam.nih.gov/health/massage/massageintroduction.htm on December 28, 2012.

Stringer J et al. Massage in patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy reduces serum cortisol and prolactin. Psycho-Oncology 2008 Oct; 17 (10): 1024–31.

Collinge, w. Et al. Massage in supportive cancer care. Seminars in oncology nursing. 2012. 28(1):45-54.

Kutner, J. et al. Massage Therapy versus Simple Touch to Improve Pain and Mood in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008. 149(6):369-379.

Listing, M. et al. Massage therapy reduces physical discomfort and improves mood disturbances in women with breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2009. 18(12):1290-9.

Listing, M. et al. The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 2010. 13(2):165-73.

Russell, N. et al. Role of massage therapy in cancer care. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2008. 14(2):209-14.

Meditation and Cancer Research.

Matousek, R. H. PhD, and Dobkin, PhD; Weathering storms: a cohort study of how participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program benefits women after breast cancer treatment. Current Oncology 2010

Nidich, Sanford, Fields, Jeremy, Rainforth, Maxwell, Pomerantz, Rhonda, Cella, David, Kristeller, Jean, Salerno, John, and Schneider, Robert; A randomized controlled trial of the effects of transcendal meditation on quality of life in older breast cancer patients. Integrated Cancer Therapies 2009

Biegler, Kelly, Chaoul, Alejandro, & Cohen, Lorenzo; Cancer, cognitive impairment and meditation. Acta Oncologica 2009

Carlson, L. E., Beattie, T. L., Giese-Davis, J., Faris, P., Tamagawa, R., Fick, L. J., Degelman, E. S. and Speca, M. (2015), Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere length relative to controls in distressed breast cancer survivors. Cancer, 121: 476–484. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29063

Jacobs TL, Epel ES, Lin J, et al. Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011;36:664-681.

Hoge EA, Chen MM, Orr E, et al. Loving-Kindness Meditation practice associated with longer telomeres in women. Brain Behav Immun. 2013;32:159-163.

Carlson LE, Garland SN. Impact of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on sleep, mood, stress and fatigue symptoms in cancer outpatients. Int J Behav Med. 2005;12:278-285.

Ledesma D, Kumano H: Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cancer: A meta-analysis. Psychooncology 18(6):571–579, 2009

Shapiro SL, Astin JA, Bishop SR, et al: Mindfulness-based stress reduction for health care professionals: Results from a randomized trial. Int J Stress Manage 12(2):164–176, 2005.

Bauer-Wu S, Sullivan A, Rosenbaum E, et al: Facing the challenges of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with mindfulness meditation: A pilot study. Integr Cancer Ther 7(2):62–69, 2008.

Smith JE, Richardson J, Hoffman C, et al: Mindfulness-based stress reduction as supportive therapy in cancer care: Systematic review. J Adv Nurs 52(3):315–327, 2005.

Ott MJ, Norris RL, Bauer-Wu SM: Mindfulness meditation for oncology patients. Integr Cancer Ther 5(2):98–108, 2006.

Matchim Y, Armer JM: Measuring the psychological impact of mindfulness meditation on health among patients with cancer: A literature review. Oncol Nurs Forum 34(5):1059–1066, 2007.

Matousek RH, Dobkin PL: Weathering storms: A cohort study of how participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program benefits women after breast cancer treatment. Curr Oncol 17(4):62–70, 2010.

Lengacher CA, Johnson-Mallard V, Post-White J, et al: Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for survivors of breast cancer. Psychooncology 18(12):1261–1272, 2009.

Witek-Janusek L, Albuquerque K, Chroniak KR, et al: Effect of mindfulness based stress reduction on immune function, quality of life and coping in women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Brain Behav Immun 22(6):969–981, 2008.

Carlson LE, Speca M, Faris P, et al: One year pre-post intervention follow-up of psychological, immune, endocrine and blood pressure outcomes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Brain Behav Immun 21(8):1038–1049, 2007.

Beigler, K., Chaoul, M., and L. Cohen. Cancer, cognitive impairment, and meditation. Acta Oncologica. 2009. 48(1):18-26.

Birmie, K., Garland, S., and L. Carlson. Psychological benefits for cancer patients and their partners participating in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) Psychooncology. 2010. 19(9):1004

Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EM, et al. Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014;174(3):357–368.

Lerner R, Kibler JL, Zeichner SB. Relationship between mindfulness-based stress reduction and immune function in cancer and HIV/AIDS. Cancer and Clinical Oncology. 2013;2(1):62–72.

Integrative Cancer Therapies (Vol. 8, No. 3: September 2009), ”The Effects of Transcendental Meditation on Women with Breast Cancer”.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, Gordon NS, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2011;31(14):5540-5548. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5791-10.2011.

Brown CA, Jones AK. Meditation experience predicts less negative appraisal of pain: Electrophysiological evidence for the involvement of anticipatory neural responses. Pain. 2010

Grant JA, Courtemanche J, Rainville P. A non-elaborative mental stance and decoupling of executive and pain-related cortices predicts low pain sensitivity in Zen meditators. Pain. 2010

Maclean KA, Ferrer E, Aichele SR, Bridwell DA, Zanesco AP, Jacobs TL, King BG, Rosenberg EL, Sahdra BK, Shaver PR, Wallace BA, Mangun GR, Saron CD. Intensive Meditation Training Improves Perceptual Discrimination and Sustained Attention. Psychol Sci. 2010

Zeidan F, Johnson SK, Diamond BJ, David Z, Goolkasian P. Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training. Conscious Cogn. 2010

Pace TWW, Negi LT, Adame DD, et al. Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009;34(1):87-98. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.08.011.

Carson JW, Keefe FJ, Lynch TR, Carson KM, Goli V, Fras AM, Thorp SR. Loving-kindness meditation for chronic low back pain: Results from a pilot trial. J Holistic Nurs. 2005;23:287–304.

Sephton SE, Salmon P, Weissbecker I, Ulmer C, Floyd A, Hoover K, Studts JL. Mindfulness meditation alleviates depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia: results of a randomized clinical trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2007

Nakamura Y, Lipschitz DL, Kuhn R, Kinney AY, Donaldson GW. Investigating efficacy of two brief mind–body intervention programs for managing sleep disturbance in cancer survivors: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2013;7(2):165-182. doi:10.1007/s11764-012-0252-8.

Kwekkeboom KL, Cherwin CH, Lee JW, Wanta B. Mind-Body Treatments for the Pain-Fatigue-Sleep Disturbance Symptom Cluster in Persons with Cancer. Journal of pain and symptom management 2010;39(1):126-138. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.05.022.