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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 offers investigators services and expertise in human biomarker profiling, specimen processing, as well as consultation on the conduct of human subject trials. Research conducted through the CCPL is at the forefront of cancer control and symptom management science and is focused on three main project areas from T1-T4 levels of research:

  • Understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
  • Investigating interventions to alleviate cognitive difficulties in cancer patients
  • Translational models of cognitive difficulties in cancer 

The CCPL provides key expertise to the Human Biophysiology Shared Resource, and fosters collaborations between URMC and Wilmot investigators and the office of Community Outreach and Education. *Wilmot members get a 15% discount on all services.

Research Projects

Cognitive Impairment

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

Thumbnail of New York Times Article: "Exercise May Help to Ease 'Chemo Brain'"

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

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Translational mouse models of cancer-related cognitive impairment

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Contact Us

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

 (585) 273-1940

CCPL Co-Director
Colleen Netherby-Winslow, Ph.D.

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

 (585) 273-1940