How Sleep Disturbance Impacts Cognition and Physical Function In Older Cancer Patients
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My current research interests include three areas: 1) mobile health behavioral interventions (including exercise) for older patients with cancer, 2) decision-making process in older adults with acute myeloid leukemia, and 3) geriatric assessment (GA) and GA-driven interventions in hematologic malignancies. I am also interested in other areas of geriatric oncology such as barriers to transplant, polypharmacy, and communication.

                       

How Sleep Disturbance Impacts Cognition and Physical Function In Older Cancer Patients

Everybody enjoys a good night’s sleep. In fact, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping. However, as we age we are at a higher likelihood of experiencing sleep disturbances which can impact sleep duration or quality. Sleep disturbance is also a well-established phenomenon in patients dealing with cancer given the symptoms and side-effects of the cancer treatments that can directly or indirectly affect sleep. The number of older adults with cancer is growing and more than 60% of new cancer...

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