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Karen Weihs, MD, director of psychosocial oncology at UACC, will co-chair the American Psychosomatic Society's "Toward Precision Cancer Care: Biobehavioral Contributions to the Exposome" program in Chicago Oct. 26.
The meeting, focused specifically on cancer, will be intensive and interactive, with lots of time for discussion and networking with invited experts and the APS leadership.
Although much of the science supported through the society focuses on psychological, behavioral and social factors as "stressors" and the impact of such exposures on health outcomes, the program will use the concept of an "exposome" as a new lens with which to further an understanding of cancer and the development of clinically relevant and precise interventions.
Listen to Dr. Weihs talk about the program.
Oct. 23, 2012