|This project's final research report is expected to be available by April 2020.|
|Article Highlight: Thirty to 50 percent of patients with cancer experience insomnia, often caused by medications or anxiety about their diagnosis. This PCORI-funded project found that patients like these might see improvement in quality of sleep and quality of life through nondrug treatments like acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Researchers say in an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that while both therapies seem to help, CBT was more effective.|
Dealing with Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects
A narrative on this project, which looks at how patients and care providers best manage severe symptoms, as well as troubling side effects of their cancer treatment.
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Learning From Patient Advisors
Jun Mao shares how patient partners have positively impacted his study, which hopes to improve outcomes for cancer survivors with insomnia.
Helping Cancer Survivors Sleep (right)
Because many cancer patients experience disrupted sleep, a PCORI-funded study is testing two nondrug treatments for insomnia.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Jodi MacLeod and Jun Mao share how they viewed clinical research before collaborating on a study to improve outcomes for cancer survivors with insomnia.
The Peer-Review Summary for this project will be posted here soon.
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^Jun James Mao was affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania when this project was funded.