Psycho-Oncology Research Group

The Psycho-Oncology group investigates the psychological, social, behavioural and ethical aspects of cancer. The group's core focus is to address two major psychological dimensions of the disease, including:

  • The psychological responses of patients to cancer at all stages of the disease, and that of their families and caregivers; and
  • The psychological, behavioural and social factors that may influence the disease process.

Current research programs focus on how to minimise the psychosocial impact of cancer including factors like anxiety, depression, quality of life, unmet needs and survivorship issues which affect people after treatment. Importantly, the group are interested in addressing the impact of cancer on the families and caregivers of those affected, as well as on the broader community."

Group Leader:
Professor Afaf Girgis
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