S Lutgendorf

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Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Autonomic response to stress in interstitial cystitis
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Urol 172:227-31. 2004
  2. pmc Reciprocal age related change in natural killer cell receptors for MHC class I
    Charles T Lutz
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Mech Ageing Dev 126:722-31. 2005
  3. pmc Non-cancer life stressors contribute to impaired quality of life in ovarian cancer patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, USA Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, USA Department of Urology, University of Iowa, USA Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 131:667-73. 2013
  4. pmc Social influences on clinical outcomes of patients with ovarian cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2885-90. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute stress, relaxation, and a neurogenic inflammatory stimulus on interleukin-6 in humans
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, E11 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 18:55-64. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Religious participation, interleukin-6, and mortality in older adults
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 23:465-75. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Social support, psychological distress, and natural killer cell activity in ovarian cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:7105-13. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Distress and expression of natural killer receptors on lymphocytes
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, IA, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 19:185-94. 2005
  9. pmc Biobehavioral influences on matrix metalloproteinase expression in ovarian carcinoma
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 14:6839-46. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Stress, spirituality, and cytokines in aging and cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    The University of Iowa, Department of Psychology and OB GYN, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 1407, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S139-40. 2005

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Publications60

  1. ncbi request reprint Autonomic response to stress in interstitial cystitis
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Urol 172:227-31. 2004
    ..To examine potential autonomic dysregulation in IC we examined the effects of a laboratory mental stress challenge on blood pressure and heart rate (HR) in patients with IC and healthy controls...
  2. pmc Reciprocal age related change in natural killer cell receptors for MHC class I
    Charles T Lutz
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Mech Ageing Dev 126:722-31. 2005
    ..The distinct roles of CD94/NKG2A and KIR receptors suggest that shifting MHC class I receptor expression patterns reflect age related changes in NK cell and CD56(+) T cell turnover and function in vivo...
  3. pmc Non-cancer life stressors contribute to impaired quality of life in ovarian cancer patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, USA Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, USA Department of Urology, University of Iowa, USA Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, USA Electronic address
    Gynecol Oncol 131:667-73. 2013
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine associations between non-cancer life stressors and QOL in 123 women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer who were followed prospectively and longitudinally for one year...
  4. pmc Social influences on clinical outcomes of patients with ovarian cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2885-90. 2012
    ..We focused on two types of social support: social attachment, a type of emotional social support reflecting connections with others, and instrumental social support reflecting the availability of tangible assistance...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute stress, relaxation, and a neurogenic inflammatory stimulus on interleukin-6 in humans
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, E11 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 18:55-64. 2004
    ..Although IL-6 did increase following a neurogenic inflammatory stimulus, it did so subsequent to the maximum flare, suggesting that flare mechanisms are independent of IL-6...
  6. ncbi request reprint Religious participation, interleukin-6, and mortality in older adults
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Psychol 23:465-75. 2004
    ..Findings are consistent with a role for IL-6 in processes mediating the relationship between religious attendance and mortality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social support, psychological distress, and natural killer cell activity in ovarian cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:7105-13. 2005
    ..We examined relationships among distress, social support, and natural killer (NK) cell activity in ovarian cancer patients in peripheral-blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), ascitic fluid, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Distress and expression of natural killer receptors on lymphocytes
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, IA, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 19:185-94. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest a possible role for NK-associated receptors in distress-related alterations in lymphocyte maturation, trafficking, or activity...
  9. pmc Biobehavioral influences on matrix metalloproteinase expression in ovarian carcinoma
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 14:6839-46. 2008
    ..This study examined distress, MMPs, and angiogenic cytokines in ovarian cancer patients and in vitro...
  10. ncbi request reprint Stress, spirituality, and cytokines in aging and cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    The University of Iowa, Department of Psychology and OB GYN, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 1407, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 99:S139-40. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of age on responsiveness to adjunct hypnotic analgesia during invasive medical procedures
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:191-9. 2007
    ..To assess the effects of age on responsiveness to self-hypnotic relaxation as an analgesic adjunct in patients undergoing invasive medical procedures...
  12. pmc Depressed and anxious mood and T-cell cytokine expressing populations in ovarian cancer patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, E11 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:890-900. 2008
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  13. pmc Interleukin-6, cortisol, and depressive symptoms in ovarian cancer patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4820-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine associations between IL-6, diurnal cortisol rhythms, and facets of depression in epithelial ovarian cancer patients...
  14. pmc Preservation of immune function in cervical cancer patients during chemoradiation using a novel integrative approach
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 24:1231-40. 2010
    ..Effects of HT on toxicities, treatment delay, QOL, and fatigue were not observed. Long-term clinical implications of findings are not known...
  15. pmc Social isolation is associated with elevated tumor norepinephrine in ovarian carcinoma patients
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 25:250-5. 2011
    ..As beta-adrenergic signaling is related to key biological pathways involved in tumor growth, these findings may have implications for patient outcomes in ovarian cancer...
  16. pmc Biobehavioral factors and cancer progression: physiological pathways and mechanisms
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:724-30. 2011
    ..Findings to date are reviewed, and fruitful areas for future research are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychoneuroimmunology and health psychology: an integrative model
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:225-32. 2003
    ..These interactions are discussed in the context of aging...
  18. ncbi request reprint Individual differences and immune function: Implications for cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, E11 Seashore Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:S106-8. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor and social support in patients with ovarian carcinoma
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cancer 95:808-15. 2002
    ..This study examined relationships of social support and depressive symptoms with VEGF levels in preoperative patients with ovarian carcinoma...
  20. ncbi request reprint Illness episodes and cortisol in healthy older adults during a life transition
    S K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 23:166-76. 2001
    ..In healthy elders, a temporary life stressor may increase vulnerability to illness but does not..
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of housing relocation on immunocompetence and psychosocial functioning in older adults
    S K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M97-105. 2001
    ..This research examines effects of voluntary housing relocation on distress and immune function in healthy older adults as a model for studying the effects of moderate life stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and mood in women receiving extensive chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer
    S K Lutgendorf
    University of Iowa, Department of Psychology, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cancer 89:1402-11. 2000
    ..Quality of life (QOL) and mood were investigated among women who had received intensive chemotherapy for at least 1 year for advanced gynecologic cancers. Relationships of coping styles to QOL and mood in these patients also were examined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and mood in women with gynecologic cancer: a one year prospective study
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Cancer 94:131-40. 2002
    ..Quality of life (QOL) and mood were prospectively investigated during the first year of treatment among women with gynecologic cancers. Relationships of coping styles to QOL and mood were examined...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of relaxation and stress on the capsaicin-induced local inflammatory response
    S Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:524-34. 2000
    ..This study examines the effects of three experimental manipulations: mental stress, relaxation, and control on the local inflammatory response evoked by the intradermal injection of capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sense of coherence moderates the relationship between life stress and natural killer cell activity in healthy older adults
    S K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Psychol Aging 14:552-63. 1999
    ..These findings are consistent with possible salutogenic contributions of SOC and positive mood to immune function in older adults facing stressful life transitions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Life stress, mood disturbance, and elevated interleukin-6 in healthy older women
    S K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M434-9. 1999
    ..This research cross-sectionally examined levels of IL-6 in three groups of healthy older women with varying levels of life stress and mood disturbance and a healthy group of young women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention effects on anxiety, 24-hr urinary norepinephrine output, and T-cytotoxic/suppressor cells over time among symptomatic HIV-infected gay men
    M H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:31-45. 2000
    ..Moreover, greater decreases in NE output and a greater frequency of relaxation home practice during the 10-week CBSM intervention period predicted higher CD3+CD8+ cell counts at follow-up...
  28. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and interleukin-6 among women with advanced ovarian cancer
    Erin S Costanzo
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cancer 104:305-13. 2005
    ....
  29. pmc Diurnal cortisol dysregulation, functional disability, and depression in women with ovarian cancer
    Aliza Z Weinrib
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cancer 116:4410-9. 2010
    ..Here we investigate alterations in diurnal cortisol rhythm in ovarian cancer patients, and potential links with depression, life stress, and functional disability...
  30. pmc Depression, social support, and beta-adrenergic transcription control in human ovarian cancer
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:176-83. 2009
    ..These data show that genome-wide transcriptional profiles are significantly altered in tumors from patients with high behavioral risk profiles, and they identify beta-adrenergic signal transduction as a likely mediator of those effects...
  31. pmc Positive psychosocial factors and NKT cells in ovarian cancer patients
    Donald M Lamkin
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 22:65-73. 2008
    ..Given the anti-tumor activity of CD3+CD56+ cells, these relationships may have relevance for cancer control...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cancer attributions, distress, and health practices among gynecologic cancer survivors
    Erin S Costanzo
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:972-80. 2005
    ..We examined whether beliefs about cause of cancer and prevention of recurrence were associated with health practices and distress in 134 long-term endometrial and cervical cancer survivors...
  33. ncbi request reprint Stress-related mediators stimulate vascular endothelial growth factor secretion by two ovarian cancer cell lines
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 9:4514-21. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to examine possible mechanisms underlying these relationships...
  34. ncbi request reprint Coping and quality of life among women extensively treated for gynecologic cancer
    Erin S Costanzo
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Psychooncology 15:132-42. 2006
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  35. ncbi request reprint Coping strategies in patients with interstitial cystitis: relationships with quality of life and depression
    Nan E Rothrock
    Departments of Psychology and Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Urol 169:233-6. 2003
    ..Therefore, the association of coping strategies with depressive symptoms, quality of life and self-reports of pain was assessed in patients with interstitial cystitis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Quality of life as an outcome measure in gynecologic malignancies
    B Anderson
    Department of Obstetrics an Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 12:21-6. 2000
    ..Another area of investigation seeks to define the types of stress and coping mechanisms being used in order to identify predictors of psychologic distress...
  37. pmc The influence of bio-behavioural factors on tumour biology: pathways and mechanisms
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, Sylvestor Cancer Center, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 6:240-8. 2006
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  38. ncbi request reprint The neuroendocrine impact of chronic stress on cancer
    Premal H Thaker
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Cell Cycle 6:430-3. 2007
    ..In this review, we highlight the importance of the neuroendocrine stress response in tumor biology and discuss mechanisms by which the beta-adrenergic receptors on ovarian cancer cells enhance angiogenesis and tumor growth...
  39. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-6, histamine, and methylhistamine as diagnostic markers for interstitial cystitis
    Leah M Lamale
    Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1089, USA
    Urology 68:702-6. 2006
    ..To examine the specificity and sensitivity of the inflammatory markers histamine, methylhistamine, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the urine of patients with interstitial cystitis compared with that in healthy controls...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diurnal cortisol variations and symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Urol 167:1338-43. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and quality of life in patients with interstitial cystitis
    Nan E Rothrock
    Departments of Psychology and Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    J Urol 167:1763-7. 2002
    ..Relationships among physician rated symptom severity, quality of life and depressive symptoms were also examined...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mood and cytokine response to influenza virus in older adults
    Erin S Costanzo
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1328-33. 2004
    ..Associations among mood, optimism, stress, and the in vitro cytokine response to influenza virus and vaccine were evaluated in 18 healthy older adults with low to moderate life stress...
  43. ncbi request reprint The assessment and validity of stress-related growth in a community-based sample
    Aliza Z Weinrib
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, US
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:851-8. 2006
    ..Higher PTGI scores were associated with greater positive mood and greater depth of processing in the essays. These findings support the validity of stress-related growth as a construct and its assessment via questionnaire...
  44. ncbi request reprint Journaling about stressful events: effects of cognitive processing and emotional expression
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:244-50. 2002
    ..Writers focusing on emotions alone reported more severe illness symptoms during the study than those in other conditions. This effect appeared to be mediated by a greater focus on negative emotional expression during writing...
  45. ncbi request reprint Concealment of homosexual identity, social support and CD4 cell count among HIV-seropositive gay men
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E 11 Seashore Hall, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Psychosom Res 54:205-12. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Cancer fear and mood disturbance after radical prostatectomy: consequences of biochemical evidence of recurrence
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    J Urol 169:1449-52. 2003
    ..We compared cancer fear and mood disturbance in men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer versus those without recurrence. In addition, associations among urinary symptoms, cancer fear and mood disturbance were examined...
  47. pmc Glucose as a prognostic factor in ovarian carcinoma
    Donald M Lamkin
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52252, USA
    Cancer 115:1021-7. 2009
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that higher presurgical glucose levels predict shorter disease-specific survival time and time to recurrence in ovarian cancer patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and cystoscopic findings in patients with untreated interstitial cystitis
    Leah M Lamale
    Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1089, USA
    Urology 67:242-5. 2006
    ..To examine the relationships between symptoms and cystoscopic findings in women newly diagnosed with interstitial cystitis who had not previously received treatment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Anorectal dysfunction after surgical treatment for cervical cancer
    Anil K Sood
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:513-9. 2002
    ..In this prospective pilot study we evaluated the incidence of bowel symptoms, changes in anorectal physiology, and quality of life after radical hysterectomy...
  50. pmc HLA class I antigen processing machinery component expression and intratumoral T-Cell infiltrate as independent prognostic markers in ovarian carcinoma
    Liz Y Han
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1155 Herman Pressler, CPB6 3244, Unit 1362, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 14:3372-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical significance of APM component down-regulation and tumor-infiltrating T cells in ovarian carcinoma...
  51. pmc Physiologic reactivity to a laboratory stress task among men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Urology 70:487-91; discussion 491-2. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the associations between psychological stress reactivity and BPH disease parameters...
  52. pmc Effect of interleukin-8 gene silencing with liposome-encapsulated small interfering RNA on ovarian cancer cell growth
    William M Merritt
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:359-72. 2008
    ..Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a proangiogenic cytokine that is overexpressed in many human cancers. We investigated the clinical and biologic significance of IL-8 in ovarian carcinoma using human samples and orthotopic mouse models...
  53. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine modulation of signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 in ovarian cancer
    Charles N Landen
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer Res 67:10389-96. 2007
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  54. ncbi request reprint Stress hormones regulate interleukin-6 expression by human ovarian carcinoma cells through a Src-dependent mechanism
    Monique B Nilsson
    Department of Cancer Biology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Biol Chem 282:29919-26. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that stress hormones activate signaling pathways known to be critical in ovarian tumor progression...
  55. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress promotes tumor growth and angiogenesis in a mouse model of ovarian carcinoma
    Premal H Thaker
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas U T M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1155 Herman Pressler, Unit 1362, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Nat Med 12:939-44. 2006
    ..These data also suggest that blocking ADRB-mediated angiogenesis could have therapeutic implications for the management of ovarian cancer...
  56. ncbi request reprint Central and peripheral mechanisms in interstitial symptoms
    Susan K Lutgendorf
    J Urol 173:682. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Curcumin inhibits tumor growth and angiogenesis in ovarian carcinoma by targeting the nuclear factor-kappaB pathway
    Yvonne G Lin
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 13:3423-30. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the effects of curcumin on ovarian cancer growth using an orthotopic murine model of ovarian cancer...
  58. ncbi request reprint Stress, hostility, and disease parameters of benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Philip M Ullrich
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:476-82. 2005
    ..Associations between psychological stress and prostate function have not been directly examined. The objective of this study was to examine associations among stress, hostility, and BPH disease parameters...
  59. pmc Focal adhesion kinase targeting using in vivo short interfering RNA delivery in neutral liposomes for ovarian carcinoma therapy
    Jyotsnabaran Halder
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:4916-24. 2006
    ..Based on encouraging in vitro results with FAK silencing, we examined the in vivo therapeutic potential of this approach using short interfering RNA (siRNA) in the neutral liposome 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DOPC)...
  60. pmc Focal adhesion kinase silencing augments docetaxel-mediated apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells
    Jyotsnabaran Halder
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:8829-36. 2005
    ..Docetaxel causes cell death through induction of apoptosis; however, cell death characteristics for docetaxel have not yet been fully elucidated. We examined the role of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) cleavage in docetaxel-mediated apoptosis...

Research Grants13

  1. Healing Touch and Immunity in Advanced Cervical Cancer
    Susan Lutgendorf; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Biobehavioral-Cytokine Interactions in Ovarian Cancer
    Susan Lutgendorf; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings will have implications for innovative behavioral and pharmacological intervention strategies for ovarian cancer patients. ..
  3. Biobehavioral-Cytokine Interactions:Ovarian Cancer(RMI)
    Susan Lutgendorf; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Thus the measurement model we are proposing is highly innovative and could enhance methodology in biobehavioral studies in cancer control. ..
  4. Healing Touch, Immunity, and Fatigue in Breast Cancer
    Susan Lutgendorf; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  5. Biobehavioral Influences and the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment
    Susan K Lutgendorf; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A clearer understanding of biobehavioral risk factors and pathways by which they operate is critical for identifying targets for psychosocial and pharmacological intervention for ovarian cancer patients who may be at risk. ..