Symptom Research Projects
Research in the Department of Symptom Research currently focuses on educational, behavioral and medical interventions for pain, fatigue and cognitive impairment. Laboratory and neuro-imaging studies are exploring the neurophysiological mechanisms of both pain and fatigue. The department integrates laboratory research to develop animal models of pain, fatigue and cognitive impairment with descriptive research and interventional trials in patients.
After several years of developing new approaches to the management of treatment-related symptoms, the Department of Symptom Research has obtained funding for a sustained major research initiative in this area. The overall goal of this research program is to reduce the symptom burden of cancer therapy, increase treatment tolerability and reduce symptomatic late effects for cancer survivors.