Current Research Studies

Neuroimmune Stress Biomarkers and Psychosocial Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer: A Pilot Multimethods Triangulation Protocol


What is the goal of the study?

This study is aimed at determining the feasibility of a first-of-its-kind multimethods triangulation protocol designed to measure subjective patient experience in parallel with two neuroimmune stress biomarkers - heart rate variability (HRV) and a social genomics profile called the conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA), in AYAs with cancer. Leveraging the richness of qualitative interviews, construct validity of PRO surveys, and precision of biomarkers will strengthen the ability to quantify relationships between subjective experience and objective measures of stress. Results from this study will inform the implementation of larger, longitudinal studies, and ultimately the development of targeted biopsychosocial interventions.

Who can participate in the study?

Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.

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