This article introduces the general model of stress, coping and adaptation applied to cancer, and biological mechanisms mediating psychological factors and cancer prognosis. The role of the vagus nerve as a possible bridge and therapeutic target in psycho-oncology is reviewed. Finally, the effects of brief psychological interventions (e.g., stress management) on cancer prognosis are presented. Psycho-oncology education and practice need to shift to a more evidence-based proactive approach, to help cancer patients adapt and possibly improve their quality and quantity of life.
|Translated title of the contribution||Stress, inflammation and cancer prognosis: New evidence-based effective treatments|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2019|
- Vagus nerve
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health