NBBPC members provide the following:
- Foster the discovery-to-translation continuum of research related to biobehavioral pathways in cancer;
- Focus on unmet, understudied, highly exploratory questions that can’t yet be addressed through the submission of a research project grant application to NCI; and
- Develop and conduct proof of concept/principal/feasibility studies in support of the near term submission of research project grant applications to NCI.
The Network leverages and integrates expertise in cancer, stress, and cell biology; neuroscience; health behavior; psychology; social science; and oncology to advance the understanding of biological pathways that link behavioral processes and cancer.
The Network supports research in brain pathways that underlie psychological and social experiences, and their neurobiological impact on cancer via the sympathetic nervous system.
Scientific Steering Committee
Anil K. Sood, MD
Dept. of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D.
Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, Ph.D.
Nathan A. Berger, MD
Julienne Bower, Ph.D.
Erin Costanzo, Ph.D.
Naomi Eisenberger, Ph.D.
Wenwei Hu, Ph.D.
Jennifer M. Knight, MD
Don Lamkin, Ph.D.
Kelley S. Madden, Ph.D.
Tor Wager, Ph.D.
For inquiries about the Network mission and scientific scope, contact: Paige Green at 240-276-6899 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Heuristic framework for research on biobehavioral risk factor influences on clinical cancer course.
Green, P., O’Connell, M., & Lutgendorf, S.K. (2013). Psychoneuroimmunology and cancer: A decade of discovery, paradigm shifts, and methodological innovations. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 30, S1-S9.