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Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5513

Office: (585) 276-4656

Fax: (585) 461-5601

Research Labs

Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

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.

Credentials

Education

2002
BS | Ursinus College
Biology

2005
MS | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Microbiology and Immunology

2008
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Microbiology and Immunology

2013
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2008 - 2011
Behavioral Medicine Unit, Cancer Control Program, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Training areas: Behavioral Science, Cancer Control, Neuropsychology

Awards

2019
Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

2017
Best of Journal of Clinical Oncology
Sponsor: ASCO

2014
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Sponsor: NIH

2014
Citation Award
Sponsor: Society of Behavioral Medicine

2013 - 2018
NCI K07 Career Development Award
Sponsor: NCI

2013
MASCC Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year Award
Sponsor: Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

2011 - Present
NCI Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award

2011
ASPO New Investigator Award

2011
Markey Cancer Center and NCI International Conference on the Side Effects of Cancer Research Abstract Award

2010
Distinguished Fellow, NIH Institute on Design & Conduct of Randomized Controlled Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions
Sponsor: OBSSR

2010
Highest Ranked Abstract Award for the Annual Meeting of ASPO
Sponsor: American Society of Preventive Oncology

2009
First Prize Poster Award
Location: American Society for Preventive Oncology

2009
Research Abstract Award
Sponsor: Society of Behavioral Medicine

2008 - 2011
NCI Cancer Control Fellowship Award

2008
First Prize Poster Award in Cancer Control/Epidemiology
Sponsor: James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

2006
Outstanding Abstract Award
Sponsor: Keystone: Alzheimer's Disease Meeting

2005 - 2008
Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Sponsor: NINDS

2005
Scholarship
Sponsor: Pathogenesis of Neuroimmunologic Diseases
Location: Marine Biological Laboratory

2004
Melville Hare Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2001
Summer Scholars Fellowship/Grant
Sponsor: Howard Hughes, Ursinus College

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2/2019
Inglis JE, Janelsins MC, Culakova E, Mustian KM, Lin PJ, Kleckner IR, Peppone LJ. "Longitudinal assessment of the impact of higher body mass index on cancer-related fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2019 Jul 2; Epub 2019 Jul 02.

6/2019
Peppone LJ, Inglis JE, Mustian KM, Heckler CE, Padula GDA, Mohile SG, Kamen CS, Culakova E, Lin PJ, Kerns SL, Cole S, Janelsins MC. "Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Versus Omega-6 Fatty Acids for the Control of Cancer-Related Fatigue Among Breast Cancer Survivors." . 2019 Jun 0; 3(2):pkz005. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

5/16/2019
Kerns SL, Fachal L, Dorling L, Barnett GC, Baran A, Peterson DR, Hollenberg M, Hao K, Narzo AD, Ahsen ME, Pandey G, Bentzen SM, Janelsins M, Elliott RM, Pharoah PDP, Burnet NG, Dearnaley DP, Gulliford SL, Hall E, Sydes MR, Aguado-Barrera ME, Gómez-Caamaño A, Carballo AM, Peleteiro P, Lobato-Busto R, Stock R, Stone NN, Ostrer H, Usmani N, Singhal S, Tsuji H, Imai T, Saito S, Eeles R, DeRuyck K, Parliament M, Dunning AM, Vega A, Rosenstein BS, West CML. "Radiogenomics Consortium Genome-Wide Association Study Meta-analysis of Late Toxicity after Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy." Journal of the National Cancer Institute.. 2019 May 16; Epub 2019 May 16.

Books & Chapters

2012
Book Title: Psychological Aspects of Cancer
Author List: Mustian, K. M.; Sprod, L.K., Janelsins, M.C., Peppone, L.J., Carroll, J., Mohile, S.G., Palesh, O.G.
Edited By: B. Carr and J. Steel
Published By: Springer 2012 in New York, NY

2008
Chapter Title: Application to gene therapy and vaccination.
Book Title: Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Author List: Bowers, W.J., Janelsins, M.C., and Federoff, H.J.
Published By: Springer, New York, NY 2008

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