<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Blogs

CU Cancer Center News and Stories

Mental Health

COVID-19    Mental Health

New mental health challenges for cancer patients during COVID-19

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD, is a University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator and health psychologist at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, providing mental health and counseling services for highly immunocompromised patients who are often in the hospital four weeks or more. For these patients, catching COVID-19 could be deadly and the climate of uncertainty adds another layer of stress to an already challenging experience. Here we talk with Dr. Brewer about his patients’ new worries and about how our health system is adapting to meet the mental health needs of cancer patients during COVID-19.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date April 06, 2020
Full Story

Research    Cancer    Mental Health

Closing the mental health care gap for cancer patients

Miguel and Bonita (Bonnie) Birge first met in high school, when Bonnie’s brother introduced them. The casual start became a lifetime commitment: they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in late June. Many others share their Aurora home, including four dogs, four cats and two snakes, which Miguel says are just as companionable and worthy of affection as the furry four-legged friends.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date September 25, 2019
Full Story

CU Cancer Center In the News

Mirage News

Rolling Dice: Gamble Pays Off For Cancer Patient in CAR T-Cell Clinical Trial

news outletMirage News
Publish DateAugust 16, 2022

A CU Cancer Center researcher recommended an experimental CAR T cell treatment to a Buena Vista wife and mother, who experienced great success with it.

Full Story
US News

Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden

news outletUS News
Publish DateAugust 08, 2022

Women with breast cancer commonly see their sexual health decline, yet their doctors aren't telling them what to expect -- or what to do about it.

Full Story
5280

Inside Colorado’s Battle Against Rare Diseases

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 04, 2022

Rare diseases, often called orphan diseases, are conditions that each affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Living with one can be a nightmare. Symptoms can be life-altering and life-threatening.

Full Story
News Medical

Study: Many Breast Cancer Patients Report Changes that Affect Sexual Health During and Beyond Treatment

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateAugust 04, 2022

A new study released by the University of Colorado Cancer Center shows that more than 70 percent of breast cancer patients have reported changes that affect their sexual health during and beyond treatment.

Full Story