Stress, inflammation and cancer prognosis: New evidence-based effective treatments

Y. Gidron, L. Caton, M. Reich

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This article introduces the general model of stress, coping and adaptation applied to cancer, and biological mechanisms mediating psychological factors and cancer prognosis. The role of the vagus nerve as a possible bridge and therapeutic target in psycho-oncology is reviewed. Finally, the effects of brief psychological interventions (e.g., stress management) on cancer prognosis are presented. Psycho-oncology education and practice need to shift to a more evidence-based proactive approach, to help cancer patients adapt and possibly improve their quality and quantity of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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© Lavoisier SAS 2019.


  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Stress
  • Vagus nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Oncology(nursing)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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