J E Bower

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Yoga reduces inflammatory signaling in fatigued breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, United States UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 43:20-9. 2014
  2. pmc Cytokine genetic variations and fatigue among patients with breast cancer
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:1656-61. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Inflammation and cancer-related fatigue: mechanisms, contributing factors, and treatment implications
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:S48-57. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Fatigue, brain, behavior, and immunity: summary of the 2012 Named Series on fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1220-3. 2012
  5. pmc Yoga for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer 118:3766-75. 2012
  6. pmc Cancer-related fatigue: links with inflammation in cancer patients and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:863-71. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory responses to psychological stress in fatigued breast cancer survivors: relationship to glucocorticoids
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 3306, Box 957076 Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:251-8. 2007
  8. pmc Fatigue and gene expression in human leukocytes: increased NF-κB and decreased glucocorticoid signaling in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, United States
    Brain Behav Immun 25:147-50. 2011
  9. pmc Behavioral symptoms in patients with breast cancer and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:768-77. 2008
  10. pmc Inflammatory biomarkers and fatigue during radiation therapy for breast and prostate cancer
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:5534-40. 2009

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Yoga reduces inflammatory signaling in fatigued breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, United States UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 43:20-9. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Cytokine genetic variations and fatigue among patients with breast cancer
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:1656-61. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Inflammation and cancer-related fatigue: mechanisms, contributing factors, and treatment implications
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:S48-57. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Fatigue, brain, behavior, and immunity: summary of the 2012 Named Series on fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 26:1220-3. 2012
    ..This review briefly summarizes the articles included in the series and highlights the themes that have emerged from this body of work...
  5. pmc Yoga for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer 118:3766-75. 2012
    ..Cancer-related fatigue afflicts up to 33% of breast cancer survivors, yet there are no empirically validated treatments for this symptom...
  6. pmc Cancer-related fatigue: links with inflammation in cancer patients and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:863-71. 2007
    ..Further, we identify potential mechanisms for persistent inflammation, focusing on the HPA axis. Risk factors and treatments for cancer-related fatigue are also discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory responses to psychological stress in fatigued breast cancer survivors: relationship to glucocorticoids
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 3306, Box 957076 Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:251-8. 2007
    ..05). These data provide further evidence of enhanced inflammatory processes in fatigued breast cancer survivors and suggest that these processes may stem in part from decreased glucocorticoid response to stress...
  8. pmc Fatigue and gene expression in human leukocytes: increased NF-κB and decreased glucocorticoid signaling in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, United States
    Brain Behav Immun 25:147-50. 2011
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  9. pmc Behavioral symptoms in patients with breast cancer and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:768-77. 2008
    ..Research on the prevalence, mechanisms, and treatment of each symptom is described, concluding with recommendations for future studies...
  10. pmc Inflammatory biomarkers and fatigue during radiation therapy for breast and prostate cancer
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:5534-40. 2009
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  11. pmc Inflammation and behavioral symptoms after breast cancer treatment: do fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbance share a common underlying mechanism?
    Julienne E Bower
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:3517-22. 2011
    ..Fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbance are common adverse effects of cancer treatment and frequently co-occur. However, the possibility that inflammatory processes may underlie this constellation of symptoms has not been examined...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in long-term breast carcinoma survivors: a longitudinal investigation
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Cancer 106:751-8. 2006
    ..A longitudinal study was designed to evaluate the prevalence, persistence, and predictors of posttreatment fatigue in breast carcinoma survivors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Yoga for cancer patients and survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7076, USA
    Cancer Control 12:165-71. 2005
    ..Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to improve physical and emotional well-being. Empirical research on yoga has been ongoing for several decades, including several recent studies conducted with cancer patients and survivors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Finding positive meaning and its association with natural killer cell cytotoxicity among participants in a bereavement-related disclosure intervention
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Ann Behav Med 25:146-55. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive processing, discovery of meaning, CD4 decline, and AIDS-related mortality among bereaved HIV-seropositive men
    J E Bower
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:979-86. 1998
    ..These results suggest that positive responses to stressful events, specifically the discovery of meaning, may be linked to positive immunologic and health outcomes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of positive meaning and vulnerability following breast cancer: predictors and outcomes among long-term breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:236-45. 2005
    ..Theoretical and descriptive accounts suggest that cancer may evoke both perceptions of vulnerability and positive meaning, with potentially different effects on mental health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm and fatigue in breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:92-100. 2005
    ..g. depressed mood, body mass index). Results suggest a subtle dysregulation in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue...
  18. ncbi request reprint Fatigue and proinflammatory cytokine activity in breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6900, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:604-11. 2002
    ..Differences in lymphocyte subsets, cortisol, and behavioral symptoms associated with proinflammatory cytokines were also assessed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Altered cortisol response to psychologic stress in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:277-80. 2005
    ..The purpose of the current study was to evaluate cortisol responses to an experimental psychologic stressor in fatigued and nonfatigued survivors...
  20. ncbi request reprint T-cell homeostasis in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, CA 90095 7076, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1165-8. 2003
    ..These results require confirmation in a larger study that is specifically designed to address this hypothesis...
  21. pmc Does tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) play a role in post-chemotherapy cerebral dysfunction?
    Patricia A Ganz
    Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los sAngeles, CA, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:S99-108. 2013
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that post-chemotherapy increases in TNF-α may be playing an important role in the manifestations of cognitive complaints in breast cancer survivors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory biomarkers for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors
    Alicia Collado-Hidalgo
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California at Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, California 90095 7076, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:2759-66. 2006
    ..This study seeks to define immunologic and inflammatory variables associated with persistent post-treatment fatigue in breast cancer survivors...
  23. pmc Cytokine gene polymorphisms and fatigue in breast cancer survivors: early findings
    Alicia Collado-Hidalgo
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:1197-200. 2008
    ..These findings provide preliminary evidence that polymorphisms in IL1B may serve as a potential risk factor for persistent fatigue in the aftermath of cancer...
  24. doi request reprint The trajectory of psychological impact in BRCA1/2 genetic testing: does time heal?
    Tammy M Beran
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:107-16. 2008
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  25. doi request reprint The association between pro-inflammatory cytokines, regional cerebral metabolism, and cognitive complaints following adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
    K L Pomykala
    Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 200 Medical Plaza, Suite B114, Mail Code 737024, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 7370, USA
    Brain Imaging Behav 7:511-23. 2013
    ..002 corr.) cortices at baseline and 1 year later. Metabolism in the medial prefrontal cortex and anterior temporal cortex was found to correlate with both memory complaints and cytokine marker levels in chemotherapy patients. ..
  26. doi request reprint Benefit finding in response to BRCA1/2 testing
    Carissa A Low
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:61-9. 2008
    ..Undergoing genetic testing for BRCA1/2 mutations may be accompanied by elevated worry and distress, but the potential for the experience to catalyze positive psychological and life changes has not been studied...
  27. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in younger women: reproductive and late health effects of treatment
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4184-93. 2003
    ..In 1997, we initiated a cohort study to evaluate quality of life (QOL) and reproductive health outcomes in younger female breast cancer survivors. Materials and..
  28. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive performance in breast cancer survivors exposed to adjuvant chemotherapy and tamoxifen
    Steven A Castellon
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:955-69. 2004
    ..We highlight ways in which these data converge with other recent studies to suggest that systemic chemotherapy, especially in combination with tamoxifen, can have adverse yet subtle effects on cognitive functioning...
  29. ncbi request reprint Management of cancer-related fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 4:828-9. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Does self-affirmation, cognitive processing, or discovery of meaning explain cancer-related health benefits of expressive writing?
    J David Creswell
    University of California, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:238-50. 2007
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  31. pmc Physical and psychosocial recovery in the year after primary treatment of breast cancer
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1101-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this article is to characterize physical and psychosocial recovery as a function of chemotherapy receipt in the year after medical treatment completion...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cancer related fatigue: a focus on breast cancer and Hodgkin's disease survivors
    Patricia A Ganz
    UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Acta Oncol 46:474-9. 2007
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  33. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the Moving Beyond Cancer psychoeducational, randomized, controlled trial with breast cancer patients
    Annette L Stanton
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6009-18. 2005
    ..To facilitate the transition to recovery, we conducted the Moving Beyond Cancer (MBC) trial, a multisite, randomized, controlled trial of psychoeducational interventions for breast cancer patients...
  34. pmc Prospective association between C-reactive protein and fatigue in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study
    Hyong Jin Cho
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 66:871-8. 2009
    ..This prospective study examined the association between C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of systemic inflammation, and fatigue 5 years later...
  35. pmc Positive affect and inflammation during radiation treatment for breast and prostate cancer
    Saviz C Sepah
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:1068-72. 2009
    ..05). Results suggest that positive affect enhances the acute inflammatory response to radiation treatment, perhaps facilitating tissue repair processes...
  36. ncbi request reprint Quality of life at the end of primary treatment of breast cancer: first results from the moving beyond cancer randomized trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:376-87. 2004
    ..We investigated the baseline psychosocial status of women enrolled in a randomized trial testing two psychosocial interventions for women at the end of primary treatment...
  37. pmc Association of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 with new-onset fatigue in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    H J Cho
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1773-83. 2013
    ..This study examined whether plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), biomarkers of systemic inflammation, predict fatigue onset...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychological resources, positive illusions, and health
    S E Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024 1563, USA
    Am Psychol 55:99-109. 2000
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  39. ncbi request reprint Stress management, finding benefit, and immune function: positive mechanisms for intervention effects on physiology
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Psychosom Res 56:9-11. 2004
  40. doi request reprint Effects of acceptance-oriented versus evaluative emotional processing on heart rate recovery and habituation
    Carissa A Low
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Emotion 8:419-24. 2008
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  41. pmc Neuroendocrine-immune mechanisms of behavioral comorbidities in patients with cancer
    Andrew H Miller
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 C Clifton Rd, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:971-82. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and causes of fatigue after cancer treatment: the next generation of research
    Julienne E Bower
    J Clin Oncol 23:8280-2. 2005

Research Grants2

  1. Mechanisms of Radiation Induced Fatigue in Cancer
    Julienne Bower; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Together with a targeted program of didactic instruction, this project will prepare the candidate to become a fully independent behavioral scientist in the field of cancer prevention and control research. ..
  2. Iyengar Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors with Persistent Fatigue
    Julienne Bower; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The development of targeted treatments for cancer-related fatigue is critical for maintaining quality of life in the growing population of breast cancer survivors. ..