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Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.
Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.


University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box CU420658
Rochester, NY 14642
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(585) 276-4656



(585) 461-5601


Dr. Janelsins' laboratory focuses on : 1) understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients 2) investigating interventions to alleviate cognitive difficulties in cancer patients, and 3) translational models of cognitive difficulties in cancer.

Dr. Janelsins' area of expertise is in psychoneuroimmunology, immunology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. In addition to a focus on cognition and cancer, her lab is broadly interested in many aspects of research related to quality of life improvement and side effect management in cancer.


Magnuson A, Lemelman T, Pandya C, Goodman M, Noel M, Tejani M, Doughtery D, Dale W, Hurria A, Janelsins M, Lin FV, Heckler C, Mohile S. "Geriatric assessment with management intervention in older adults with cancer: a randomized pilot study." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2017 Sep 15; Epub 2017 Sep 15.

Kamen C, Scheiber C, Janelsins M, Jo B, Shen H, Palesh O. "Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors." Child abuse & neglect.. 2017 Aug 14; 72:163-171. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

Williams AM, Baran AM, Meacham PJ, Feldman MM, Valencia HE, Newsom-Stewart C, Gupta N, Janelsins MC, Barr PM, Zent CS. "Analysis of the risk of infection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the era of novel therapies." Leukemia & lymphoma.. 2017 Jul 11; :1-8. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

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Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory