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Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory

CCPL team


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.

Ongoing projects in our laboratory are:

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.