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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
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Healio

Association of Community Cancer Centers Names Innovator Award Recipients

news outletHealio
Publish DateNovember 06, 2021

The Association of Community Cancer Centers announced recipients of its 11th annual Innovator Awards.

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Cure Today

‘Coming Out’ to Cancer: LGBTQIA+ Discrimination in the Health Care System

news outletCure Today
Publish DateNovember 05, 2021

Uncomfortable and possibly discriminatory situations are what keep many LGBTQIA+ community members from seeking health care on a regular basis.

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Centennial Citizen

Former Castle Pines Mayor Pivots to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

news outletCentennial Citizen
Publish DateNovember 03, 2021

Of all cancers, pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest to suspect, screen for or treat. For Castle Pines resident Maureen Shul, the disease took away two family members and changed her outlook on life.

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The Denver Post

Wings of Hope Raises More than $100,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research at CU Cancer Center

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 05, 2021

Despite the continuing effects of COVID-19, a dedicated community of supporters converged Sept. 18 for the sold-out Evening of Hope, generating more than $100,000 to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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