Recent Press Releases

Miller, Anna. "When You Have Cancer And Can't Sleep." U.S. News. April 22, 2015.

Almendrala, Anna. "The Most Important Breast Cancer Findings of 2014." Huffington Post. Oct. 8, 2014

Brandt, Michelle. "Studying ways to reduce cancer-related sleep problems." Scope. Feb. 24, 2011.

Brandt, Michelle. "Can acupuncture help cancer patients sleep better?" Scope. Feb. 8, 2011.

Carlson, Robert H. "Insomnia more common in patients receiving chemotherapy than previously thought." Oncology Times. Jan. 25, 2010.

White, Leslie. "Chemo exacerbates insomnia for cancer patients." Nov. 30, 2009.

Preidt, Robert. "Sleep disorders plague cancer patients." ABC News. Nov. 24, 2009.

HealthDay. "Sleep disorders plague cancer patients." US News & World Report. Nov. 23, 2009.

Gever, John. "Heart rhythm abnormalities linked to insomnia in breast cancer." MedPage Today. Oct. 15, 2008.

University of Rochester Medical Center. "Got stress? It could impact breast cancer recurrence." Science Daily. Sept. 27, 2007.


Selected Publications

Modafinil Moderates the Relationship Between Cancer-Related Fatigue and Depression in 541 Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.
Conley CC, Kamen CS, Heckler CE, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR, Peppone LJ, Scalzo AJ, Gross H, Dakhil S, Mustian KM, Palesh OG. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Feb;36(1):82-5. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000000442. PubMed PMID: 26658264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4689625.

Subjective sleep and overall survival in chemotherapy-naÏve patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Innominato PF, Spiegel D, Ulusakarya A, Giacchetti S, Bjarnason GA, Lévi F, Palesh O. Sleep Med. 2015 Mar;16(3):391-8. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.10.022. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 25678361.

Actigraphy-measured sleep disruption as a predictor of survival among women with advanced breast cancer.
Palesh O, Aldridge-Gerry A, Zeitzer JM, Koopman C, Neri E, Giese-Davis J, Jo B, Kraemer H, Nouriani B, Spiegel D. Sleep. 2014 May 1;37(5):837-42. doi: 10.5665/sleep.3642. PubMed PMID: 24790261; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3985107.

Sleep disruption in hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients: prevalence, severity, and clinical management.
Jim HS, Evans B, Jeong JM, Gonzalez BD, Johnston L, Nelson AM, Kesler S, Phillips KM, Barata A, Pidala J, Palesh O. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Oct;20(10):1465-84. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.04.010. Epub 2014 Apr 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 24747335; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4163090.

Acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-related psychological symptoms.
Haddad NE, Palesh O. Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 Sep;13(5):371-85. doi: 10.1177/1534735413520181. Epub 2014 Feb 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 24501113.

Sleep disruption in breast cancer patients and survivors.
Palesh O, Aldridge-Gerry A, Ulusakarya A, Ortiz-Tudela E, Capuron L, Innominato PF. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Dec 1;11(12):1523-30. Review. PubMed PMID: 24335687.

Prevalence, putative mechanisms, and current management of sleep problems during chemotherapy for cancer.
Palesh O, Peppone L, Innominato PF, Janelsins M, Jeong M, Sprod L, Savard J, Rotatori M, Kesler S, Telli M, Mustian K. Nat Sci Sleep. 2012 Dec 17;4:151-162. PubMed PMID: 23486503; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3593248.

Impact of paroxetine on sleep problems in 426 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a trial from the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology Program.
Palesh OG, Mustian KM, Peppone LJ, Janelsins M, Sprod LK, Kesler S, Innominato PF, Roth T, Manber R, Heckler C, Fiscella K, Morrow GR. Sleep Med. 2012 Oct;13(9):1184-90. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 22858235; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3664933.

Prevalence, demographics, and psychological associations of sleep disruption in patients with cancer: University of Rochester Cancer Center-Community Clinical Oncology Program.
Palesh OG, Roscoe JA, Mustian KM, Roth T, Savard J, Ancoli-Israel S, Heckler C, Purnell JQ, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 10;28(2):292-8. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2009.22.5011. Epub 2009 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 19933917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2815717.

Vagal regulation, cortisol, and sleep disruption in women with metastatic breast cancer.
Palesh O, Zeitzer JM, Conrad A, Giese-Davis J, Mustian KM, Popek V, Nga K, Spiegel D. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Oct 15;4(5):441-9. PubMed PMID: 18853702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2576311.

Stress history and breast cancer recurrence.
Palesh O, Butler LD, Koopman C, Giese-Davis J, Carlson R, Spiegel D. J Psychosom Res. 2007 Sep;63(3):233-9. Epub 2007 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 17719359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2094358.

A longitudinal study of depression, pain, and stress as predictors of sleep disturbance among women with metastatic breast cancer.
Palesh OG, Collie K, Batiuchok D, Tilston J, Koopman C, Perlis ML, Butler LD, Carlson R, Spiegel D. Biol Psychol. 2007 Apr;75(1):37-44. Epub 2006 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 17166646; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1894689.


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