USF College of Nursing receives $2.8M NIH grant to study cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors

USF College of Nursing receives $2.8M NIH grant to study cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors

USF College of Nursing receives $2.8M NIH grant to study cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors

Tampa, FL (July 14, 2015) –The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded more than $2.8 million to the  University of South Florida College of Nursing to study memory and concentration among breast cancer survivors using a meditation-based stress reduction intervention.

Cecile Lengacher, PhD, professor and pre-doctoral fellowship program director at the USF College of Nursing, will lead a team of researchers from USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Center to study the “Efficacy of MSBR treatment of cognitive impairment among breast cancer survivors.” Dr. Lengacher and her team will study 300 breast cancer survivors from Moffitt Cancer Center and the USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare.

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