Handbook of Cancer Control and Behavioral Science: A Resource for Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers

Pages: 652
Item #: 4317158
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0358-1
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Copyright: 2009
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Handbook of Cancer Control and Behavioral Science is an expert synthesis of what is known, what is suspected, and what is still unknown about core behavioral and sociocultural aspects of cancer control. Editors Suzanne Miller, Deborah Bowen, Robert Croyle, and Julia Rowland present a thought-provoking overview of the key areas of research, from primary prevention, to early cancer detection, to the clinical treatment of cancer, to survivor experience and bereavement, to future directions for research.

Senior researchers provide jargon-free descriptions of current approaches while identifying the most effective behavioral interventions in use for preventing and treating cancer. Yet, the focus is not limited to cancer patients; the relationship between doctor and patient, and the effects of cancer on families are also examined. In its broad scope and detailed examination of the entire continuum of cancer incidence, the Handbook is an essential, cross-disciplinary resource that will be of great use for researchers, health care providers, and mental health professionals in the fight against cancer.

Table of Contents


—David B. Abrams


I. Introduction to Behavioral Science and Cancer

  1. Overview, Current Status, and Future Directions
    —Suzanne M. Miller, Deborah J. Bowen, Robert T. Croyle, and Julia H. Rowland
  2. Trends in Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer and the Potential for Cancer Prevention
    —Cynthia J. Stein and Graham A. Colditz
  3. Creation of a Framework for Public Health Intervention Design
    —Deborah J. Bowen, Carol Moinpour, Betti Thompson, M. Robyn Andersen, Hendrika Meischke, and Barb Cochrane

II. Methodology in Cancer Prevention and Control

  1. Designing and Evaluating Individual-Level Interventions for Cancer Prevention and Control
    —Susan J. Curry, David W. Wetter, Louis C. Grothaus, Jennifer B. McClure, and Stephen H. Taplin
  2. Design and Analysis of Group-Randomized Trials in Cancer Prevention and Control
    —David M. Murray, Sherri L. Pals, and Jonathan L. Blitstein
  3. Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    —Electra D. Paskett, Mira L. Katz, Cecilia R. DeGraffinreid, and Cathy M. Tatum
  4. Quality-of-Life Assessment in Cancer
    —Carolyn C. Gotay

III. Primary Prevention: Reducing Cancer Incidence

  1. Understanding and Communicating About Cancer Risk
    —Kevin D. McCaul, Renee E. Magnan, and Amanda Dillard
  2. Prevention of Tobacco Use
    —Robin Mermelstein and Sarah K. Wahl
  3. Interventions for Smoking Cessation
    —Lara K. Dhingra and Jamie S. Ostroff
  4. Interventions to Modify Dietary Behaviors for Cancer Prevention and Control
    —Marci Kramish Campbell, Jennifer Gierisch, and Lisa Sutherland
  5. Interventions to Modify Skin Cancer–Related Behaviors
    —David B. Buller
  6. Behavioral Science Applications to Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
    —Lari Wenzel, Astrid Reina-Patton, and Israel De Alba
  7. Interventions to Modify Physical Activity
    —Bernadine M. Pinto, Carolyn Rabin, and Georita M. Frierson

IV. Secondary Prevention: Early Detection of Cancer

  1. Behavioral Research in Cancer Screening
    —Sally W. Vernon, Jasmin A. Tiro, and Helen I. Meissner
  2. Psychological Consequences of Cancer Screening
    —Anne Miles, Jo Waller, and Jane Wardle
  3. Psychological Issues in Genetic Testing
    —Catherine Wang and Suzanne M. Miller

V. Tertiary Prevention: Treating Clinical Cancer

  1. Practitioner–Patient Communication in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
    —Walter F. Baile, Joann Aaron, and Patricia A. Parker
  2. Behavioral Interventions for Side Effects Related to Cancer and Cancer Treatments
    —Gary R. Morrow, Joseph A. Roscoe, Karen M. Mustian, Jane T. Hickok, Julie L. Ryan, and Sara Matteson
  3. Psychosocial Response to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
    —Beth E. Meyerowitz and Sindy Oh
  4. Reduction of Psychosexual Dysfunction in Cancer Patients
    —Leslie R. Schover
  5. Family Care During Cancer Care
    —Barbara A. Given, Paula R. Sherwood, and Charles W. Given

VI. Quaternary Prevention: Cancer Survivorship

  1. The Experience of Survival for Patients: Psychosocial Adjustment
    —Catherine M. Alfano and Julia H. Rowland
  2. Physical Late Effects of Cancer: Implications for Care
    —Jacqueline Casillas and Patricia Ganz
  3. Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Cancer Survival in Pediatric Populations
    —Anne E. Kazak, Melissa A. Alderfer, and Alyssa M. Rodriguez
  4. Long-Term Effects of Cancer on Families of Adult Cancer Survivors
    —Laurel L. Northouse, Suzanne Mellon, Janet Harden, and Ann Schafenacker
  5. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Adult Cancer Survivors
    —Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Noreen M. Aziz

VII. Future Directions in Behavioral Science and Cancer

  1. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity in Cancer
    —Michael Stefanek and Paige Green McDonald
  2. Translation of Research Into Public Health Practice
    —Carol R. White and Mark Dignan
  3. Transdisciplinary Social and Behavioral Research for Cancer Prevention
    —Colleen M. McBride
  4. Interactive Health Communications for Cancer Prevention and Control
    —Victor Strecher

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD, is senior member of the Division of Population Science at Fox Chase Cancer Center and the director of the Psychosocial and Behavioral Medicine Program, the Behavioral Core Facility, and the Behavioral Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer. She is also the director of the Intervention Development and Measurement Core of the Cancer Information Service Research Consortium. Her funded research focuses on applying biobehavioral principles to promote the uptake of cancer prevention and control technologies. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine and serves in leadership positions in the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Society of Preventive Oncology, and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She received the Partners in Research Award from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service and the Cancer Control Award from the American Cancer Society. Her most recent published volume, Individuals, Families, and the New Era of Genomics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (2006), received a number of book awards.

Deborah J. Bowen, PhD, is a full professor and chair in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, at Boston University. Dr. Bowen is currently an investigator in the regional Cancer Prevention Network, focused on community-based research on cancer prevention targets. She is a coinvestigator on the regional Native American Community Health Network, a group of investigators and community health experts working to conduct research and training in Native American communities in the western United States. Dr. Bowen has been an investigator in the coordinating centers of three large multicenter prevention trials of health behavior change.

Robert T. Croyle, PhD, is the director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. Previously, he was the division's associate director for behavioral research. Before moving to the National Cancer Institute in 1998, Dr. Croyle was a professor of psychology and member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Dr. Croyle received his PhD in social psychology from Princeton University and his BA in psychology from the University of Washington. His research has focused on psychological responses to risk-factor testing and screening. In 2002, Dr. Croyle received a Meritorious Research Service Commendation from the American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs.

Julia H. Rowland, PhD, is the director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as well as a long-time clinician, researcher, and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked and conducted research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families, published broadly in psychooncology, and coedited the groundbreaking text Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient With Cancer (1989). Dr. Rowland received her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University and trained and worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for many years. She served as founding director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center prior to joining the NCI.