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Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Lab

Welcome to the Cancer Control and Psychoneuroimmunology Lab

The Cancer Control and Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory (CCPL), led by Dr. Michelle Janelsins, is a clinical and translational research lab that is focused on three main project areas from T1-T4 levels of research:

  1. understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
  2. investigating interventions to alleviate cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
  3. translational models of cognitive difficulties in cancer. 

We use a number of multidisciplinary approaches in psychoneuroimmunology, immunology, neuroscience and cognitive science spanning from basic research in animal model and cell culture systems to large cohort studies and randomized clinical trials.

Research Projects

project 1

Characterization of cancer-related cognitive impairment in cancer patients and the psychoneuroimmunological impact of cancer treatments on cognitive function

project 2

Randomized clinical trials of the effects of exercise and anti-inflammatories on cognitive function in cancer patients

project 3

Translational mouse models of cancer-related cognitive impairment

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Recent Publications

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Contact Us

  Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Lab
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642

 (585) 273-1940

Clinical Research:
Kassandra Doyle, B.S.
Clinical Research Coordinator

 (585) 276-7142

Basic Research:
Bryan Thompson, B.S.
Technical Associate I

 (585) 273-1940