Behavioral oncology and the war on cancer: Partnering with biomedicine

Michael E. Stefanek, Michael A. Andrykowski, Caryn Lerman, Sharon Manne, Karen Glanz

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The call for interdisciplinary research in the war on cancer has escalated over the past several years. Behavioral science has played a key role in cancer control, and several exciting opportunities exist and will develop with the ongoing significant advances made in biomedical science. The current article briefly reviews the maturity of behavioral science in the areas of prevention, early detection, and survivorship and how the partnership of behavioral and biomedical science can effectively impact cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7151-7156
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Research
Issue number18
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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