Cancer Research

The primary goal of the cancer research team is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers by first assessing and treating psychiatric difficulties and then teaching skills for coping with cancer. This multidisciplinary research team spans the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Fla., and Rochester, Minn.

Projects

The team is involved in several externally funded projects that seek to identify the predictors of quality of life for cancer survivors. This research also evaluates tailored multidisciplinary interventions designed to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Investigators

Grants

Investigator & Role Grant Title Funding Source Duration
  • Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., L.P., co-investigator
  • Maria I. Lapid, M.D., co-investigator
  • Teresa A. Rummans, M.D., co-investigator
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, Community Clinical Oncology Program Research Base National Cancer Institute 08/2011-05/2016
Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., L.P., co-investigator Health and Quality of Life Among Long- Term Lung Cancer Survivors National Cancer Institute 07/2006-11/2014
  • Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., L.P., co-principal investigator
  • Maria I. Lapid, M.D., co-principal investigator
  • Teresa A. Rummans, M.D., co-principal investigator
Improving Quality of Life of Cancer Caregivers: An Internet Based Intervention Linse Bock Foundation 01/2012-12/2014