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Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director of Psycho-Oncology Research in the Divsion of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info

Andrea Patenaude
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: 617-632-3314
Fax: 617-713-4466


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Outcomes Research
Palliative Care
Cancer Risk and Disparities
Cancer Survivorship

Research Abstract

For over 25 years I have been interested in the psychological adjustment of children and adults undergoing treatment for cancer. I particularly studied the impact of bone marrow transplantation on pediatric and adult patients and their families. Increasing survival of cancer patients has led to my strong interest in survivorship, resilience, and quality of life. More recently, my work has taken on the added focus of exploring the psychological impact of advances in cancer genetics. I have studied the psychosocial outcomes of women and men undergoing cancer genetic testing for p53 and BRCA1/2 and the experience of women undergoing prophylactic mastectomy for increased hereditary cancer risk.


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