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Depressed and anxious mood and T-cell cytokine expressing populations in ovarian cancer patients. — Alliance for NanoHealth
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SK Lutgendorf, DM Lamkin, K Degeest, B Anderson, M Dao, S McGinn, B Zimmerman, H Maiseri, AK Sood, and DM Lubaroff (2008)

Depressed and anxious mood and T-cell cytokine expressing populations in ovarian cancer patients.

Brain Behav Immun..

The adaptive immune response of ovarian cancer patients has been linked to survival, and is known to be impaired in the tumor microenvironment. Little is known about relationships between biobehavioral factors such as depressed mood and anxiety and the adaptive immune response in ovarian cancer. Thirty-seven patients with epithelial ovarian cancer and 14 patients with benign ovarian neoplasms completed psychosocial questionnaires pre-surgery. Lymphocytes from peripheral blood, tumor, and asci