Immune function and adjustment style: do they predict survival in breast cancer?

@article{Osborne2004ImmuneFA,
  title={Immune function and adjustment style: do they predict survival in breast cancer?},
  author={Richard H. Osborne and Avni Sali and Neil K Aaronson and Gerald R Elsworth and Bogdan Mdzewski and Andrew J E Sinclair},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={199-210}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of immune status and psychosocial factors in survival from early breast cancer (N=61). Baseline assessments included lymphocyte number and function, natural killer cell activity (NKA), plasma cortisol and prolactin level. Psychosocial measures included anxiety, depression and mental adjustment to cancer and social support. Length of follow-up was 6.1-7.9 years with 14 (23%) breast cancer deaths. In Cox proportional hazards models adjusting for… CONTINUE READING

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