Lorenzo Cohen

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Depressive symptoms and cortisol rhythmicity predict survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma: role of inflammatory signaling
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of General Oncology and the Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e42324. 2012
  2. ncbi Endocrine levels at the start of treatment are associated with subsequent psychological adjustment in cancer patients with metastatic disease
    L Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:951-8. 2001
  3. ncbi Discussing complementary therapies in an oncology setting
    Lorenzo Cohen
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 5:18-24. 2007
  4. ncbi Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: incidence and impact on patient quality of life at community oncology settings
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:497-503. 2007
  5. doi External qigong therapy for women with breast cancer prior to surgery
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:348-53. 2010
  6. ncbi Preoperative coping strategies and distress predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption in women undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 243, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychosom Res 58:201-9. 2005
  7. doi Presurgical stress management improves postoperative immune function in men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:218-25. 2011
  8. ncbi Physiological and psychological effects of delivering medical news using a simulated physician-patient scenario
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, Box 243, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Behav Med 26:459-71. 2003
  9. ncbi Cancer worry is associated with abnormal prostate-specific antigen levels in men participating in a community screening program
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:610-7. 2003
  10. ncbi Psychological adjustment and sleep quality in a randomized trial of the effects of a Tibetan yoga intervention in patients with lymphoma
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:2253-60. 2004

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Depressive symptoms and cortisol rhythmicity predict survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma: role of inflammatory signaling
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of General Oncology and the Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e42324. 2012
    ....
  2. ncbi Endocrine levels at the start of treatment are associated with subsequent psychological adjustment in cancer patients with metastatic disease
    L Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:951-8. 2001
    ..This study examined the association between hormonal profiles at the start of cancer treatment and subsequent psychological symptomatology...
  3. ncbi Discussing complementary therapies in an oncology setting
    Lorenzo Cohen
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 5:18-24. 2007
    ..Strategies for initiating and guiding an informed dialogue are described and important resources are provided...
  4. ncbi Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: incidence and impact on patient quality of life at community oncology settings
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:497-503. 2007
    ..The present study sought to determine the prevalence of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) across ten community oncology settings. The effect of CINV on quality of life (QOL) was also evaluated...
  5. doi External qigong therapy for women with breast cancer prior to surgery
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:348-53. 2010
    ..No clinical changes in tumor measurements from pre- to post-EQT were noted. There was also no suggestion of change in tumor size by PBE or change in QOL. Using the current..
  6. ncbi Preoperative coping strategies and distress predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption in women undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 243, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychosom Res 58:201-9. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to predict postoperative pain and morphine consumption based on preoperative psychosocial factors...
  7. doi Presurgical stress management improves postoperative immune function in men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:218-25. 2011
    ..To assess whether stress management (SM) improved immune outcomes in men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer...
  8. ncbi Physiological and psychological effects of delivering medical news using a simulated physician-patient scenario
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, Box 243, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Behav Med 26:459-71. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that a simulated physician-patient scenario produces an acute stress response in the "physician," with the delivery of bad medical news more stressful than the delivery of good medical news...
  9. ncbi Cancer worry is associated with abnormal prostate-specific antigen levels in men participating in a community screening program
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:610-7. 2003
    ..The present findings suggest that prostate cancer-specific worry was associated significantly with an abnormal PSA level...
  10. ncbi Psychological adjustment and sleep quality in a randomized trial of the effects of a Tibetan yoga intervention in patients with lymphoma
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:2253-60. 2004
    ..The authors examined the effects of the Tibetan yoga (TY) practices of Tsa lung and Trul khor, which incorporate controlled breathing and visualization, mindfulness techniques, and low-impact postures in patients with lymphoma...
  11. pmc Systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence
    M Kay Garcia
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 0462, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:952-60. 2013
    ..To date, a comprehensive systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care has not been conducted. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for symptom management in patients with cancer...
  12. ncbi The association between social support, intrusive thoughts, avoidance, and adjustment following an experimental cancer treatment
    Danielle Devine
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychooncology 12:453-62. 2003
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  13. pmc The effects of a presurgical stress management intervention for men with prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, Integrative Medicine Program, Unit 1330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3169-76. 2009
    ..If these results are replicated, it may be a useful adjunct to standard care for men with prostate cancer undergoing surgery...
  14. ncbi Demographic and past screening behaviors of men attending a free community screening program for prostate cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    Health Promot Pract 7:213-20. 2006
    ..These results may help guide the development of and promotion for future screening programs. Future efforts should be directed at increasing awareness about screening procedures for prostate cancer...
  15. doi The association between psychosocial and medical factors with long-term sexual dysfunction after treatment for colorectal cancer
    Kathrin Milbury
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:793-802. 2013
    ....
  16. ncbi Design, conduct and evaluation of a communication course for oncology fellows
    Renato Lenzi
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:143-9. 2005
    ..Training in the communication components of cancer care is necessary for the practice of oncology. We conducted a communication course for oncology fellows...
  17. doi Communication in cancer care: discussing complementary and alternative medicine
    Moshe Frenkel
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:177-85. 2010
    ..In this article, the authors discuss a possible model of effective patient-physician communication about CAM use in cancer care based on a comprehensive overview of the literature...
  18. ncbi Short-term and long-term psychosocial adjustment and quality of life in women undergoing different surgical procedures for breast cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1330, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77020, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:3078-89. 2007
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  19. doi Integrative medicine consultation service in a comprehensive cancer center: findings and outcomes
    Moshe Frenkel
    Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 9:276-83. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi A pilot study of the effects of expressive writing on psychological and behavioral adjustment in patients enrolled in a Phase II trial of vaccine therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Carl De Moor
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Health Psychol 21:615-9. 2002
    ..The results suggest that EW may have sleep-related health benefits in terminally ill cancer patients...
  21. ncbi Psychosocial and demographic predictors of quality of life in a large sample of cancer patients
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Psychooncology 12:183-93. 2003
    ..Assessing patients' level of social support may help to identify patients at risk for distress...
  22. doi Treatment-related optimism protects quality of life in a phase II clinical trial for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Kathrin Milbury
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Ann Behav Med 42:313-20. 2011
    ..Patients on clinical trials often experience declining quality of life (QOL). Little is known about the psychosocial variables that buffer against decline...
  23. ncbi Quality of life in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma participating in a phase I trial of an autologous tumor-derived vaccine
    Lorenzo Cohen
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 243, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Urol Oncol 7:119-24. 2002
    ..We prospectively examined quality of life (QOL) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with nephrectomy followed by heat shock protein peptide complex 96 (HSPPC-96) vaccine, a nontoxic, active, specific immunotherapy...
  24. ncbi Improved tolerability and quality of life with maintained efficacy using twice-daily low-dose interferon-alpha-2b: results of a randomized phase II trial of low-dose versus intermediate-dose interferon-alpha-2b in patients with metastatic renal cell carci
    Nizar M Tannir
    Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 107:2254-61. 2006
    ..In a randomized Phase II trial, the authors tested the hypothesis that twice-daily low-dose IFN is more effective than daily intermediate-dose IFN in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer (MRCC)...
  25. ncbi Active coping mediates the association between religion/spirituality and quality of life in ovarian cancer
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Unit 1330, PO Box 310439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 101:102-7. 2006
    ..This study investigated the role of religion/spirituality (R/S) and coping in quality of life (QOL) in 129 women immediately prior to a course of adjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer...
  26. ncbi The associations between knowledge, CA125 preoccupation, and distress in women with epithelial ovarian cancer
    Patricia A Parker
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 100:495-500. 2006
    ..We also examined the direct and moderating effects of knowledge and CA125 preoccupation on two measures of distress (depressive symptoms and anxiety)...
  27. doi A phase II study of GM-CSF and rIFN-gamma1b plus carboplatin for the treatment of recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer
    Kathleen M Schmeler
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 113:210-5. 2009
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  28. ncbi Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells
    Moshe Frenkel
    Integrative Medicine Program Unit 145, Department of Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Int J Oncol 36:395-403. 2010
    ..Further in-depth studies with additional cell lines and animal models are warranted to explore the clinical applicability of these agents...
  29. ncbi Oncologists' attitudes toward and practices in giving bad news: an exploratory study
    Walter F Baile
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2189-96. 2002
    ..To examine the attitudes and practices of oncologists in disclosure of unfavorable medical information to cancer patients...
  30. ncbi Communicating with patients in cancer care; what areas do nurses find most challenging?
    Debra Sivesind
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Cancer Educ 18:202-9. 2003
    ..Patient communication is a cornerstone of comprehensive oncology nursing care. Oncology nurses, however, do not appear to receive much advanced training in communication skills and many nurses do not feel adequately trained in this area...
  31. doi Activism among exceptional patients with cancer
    Moshe Frenkel
    Integrative Medicine Program, Unit 145, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 19:1125-32. 2011
    ..This experience is a puzzling phenomenon that has not been formally investigated in a cancer population. The purpose of this study was to understand exceptional patients' accounts of their experience...
  32. ncbi Platelet-derived growth factor receptor inhibition and chemotherapy for castration-resistant prostate cancer with bone metastases
    Paul Mathew
    Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 13:5816-24. 2007
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  33. doi Acupuncture for radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with cancer: a pilot study
    M Kay Garcia
    Integrative Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Head Neck 31:1360-8. 2009
    ..This pilot study evaluated if acupuncture can alleviate radiation-induced xerostomia among patients with cancer. Secondary objectives were to assess the effects of acupuncture on salivary flow and quality of life (QOL)...
  34. doi Incorporating complementary and integrative medicine in a comprehensive cancer center
    Moshe Frenkel
    Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 145, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 22:727-36, ix. 2008
    ..This process requires tremendous team effort, institutional culture change, trust and open communication between all members of the health care team, and support from institutional leaders...
  35. pmc Treatment regret and quality of life following radical prostatectomy
    Chelsea G Ratcliff
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX, 77204, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:3337-43. 2013
    ..The role that treatment regret may have in influencing the association between prostate-specific QOL (i.e., sexual, urinary, bowl functioning) and general QOL following RP has not been examined...
  36. doi Cancer, cognitive impairment, and meditation
    Kelly A Biegler
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Acta Oncol 48:18-26. 2009
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  37. ncbi Huachansu, containing cardiac glycosides, enhances radiosensitivity of human lung cancer cells
    Li Wang
    Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Unit 97, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Anticancer Res 31:2141-8. 2011
    ..To assess radiosensitzing potential of huachansu (HCS) and delineate the underlying mechanisms...
  38. doi Neuromodulation of cancer pain
    Sarah Prinsloo
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Integr Cancer Ther 13:30-7. 2014
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  39. doi Locked out and still knocking: predictors of excessive demands for postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia
    Joel Katz
    Department of Psychology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, BSB 232, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 55:88-99. 2008
    ..Unrelieved pain and need for pain medication are obvious reasons but other factors may be involved. The aim of the present study was to predict PCA lockout interval demands based on preoperative psychosocial factors...
  40. ncbi Postoperative morphine use and hyperalgesia are reduced by preoperative but not intraoperative epidural analgesia: implications for preemptive analgesia and the prevention of central sensitization
    Joel Katz
    Department of Psychology and School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 98:1449-60. 2003
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  41. ncbi Imagery intervention for recovering breast cancer patients: clinical trial of safety and efficacy
    Lyn Freeman
    Mind Matters Research, Anchorage, AK 99507, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 6:67-75. 2008
    ..0001) with subjects practicing imagery the most producing the best scores. Outcomes suggest the imagery program may significantly improve survivor quality of life and reduce stress...
  42. ncbi Preventive analgesia is associated with reduced pain disability 3 weeks but not 6 months after major gynecologic surgery by laparotomy
    Joel Katz
    Department of Psychology and School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 101:169-74. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to follow up patients who had received general anesthesia plus epidural fentanyl and lidocaine before (group 1) or after (group 2) incision or general anesthesia plus a sham epidural (group 3)...
  43. ncbi Expressive writing as a presurgical stress management intervention for breast cancer patients
    Janet S de Moor
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 6:59-66. 2008
    ..EW was not broadly effective as a stress management intervention for women with breast cancer. These data do not support the use of EW as a presurgical mind-body complementary medicine program for this population...
  44. ncbi Optimism, distress, health-related quality of life, and change in cancer antigen 125 among patients with ovarian cancer undergoing chemotherapy
    Janet S de Moor
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:555-62. 2006
    ..This study also evaluated whether optimism predicted a decrease in cancer antigen (CA) 125 levels during treatment...
  45. doi Complementary and alternative medicine
    Moshe Frenkel
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 22:xv-xx. 2008
  46. ncbi Integrative Oncology Practice Guidelines
    GARY E DENG
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Soc Integr Oncol 5:65-84. 2007

Research Grants24

  1. Effects of Tibetan Yoga on Fatigue and Sleep in Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The effects of the intervention should be evident throughout recovery and across physical and psychological indices. ..
  2. Biobehavioral Effects of Yoga During Cancer Treatment
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. International Center of TCM for Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information will provide evidence to delineate the role of these cardiac glycosides in antitumor activity. ..
  4. Effects of Tibetan Yoga on Fatigue and Sleep in Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The effects of the intervention should be evident throughout recovery and across physical and psychological indices. ..
  5. Effects of Tibetan Yoga on Fatigue and Sleep in Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The effects of the intervention should be evident throughout recovery and across physical and psychological indices. ..
  6. Biobehavioral Effects of Emotional Expression in Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The effects of the intervention should be evident throughout recovery and across indices of quality of life, mental health, subjective symptoms of stress, and immune function. ..
  7. PRESURGICAL STRESS REDUCTION MENTAL HEALTH AND CANCER
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We hypothesize that pre-surgical stress management will reduce the negative impact of RP assessed by psychological, physiological, and quality of life measures. ..
  8. COMPUTER AIDED STRESS REDUCTION, MENTAL HEALTH & CANCER
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  9. International Center of TCM for Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  10. Yoga for women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Future research could examine individual preferences for different types of mind-body or physical activity programs incorporated in the treatment plan to help with recovery. ..