Welcome to the Cancer & Aging SIG!

Rebecca Saracino, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Saracino is an Assistant Attending Psychologist and member of the Psycho-oncology of Aging and Cancer laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).  She has a PhD in clinical psychology and completed internship training in behavioral medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and fellowship training in psycho-oncology at MSK. Her research seeks to better assess, identify, and intervene with depression in older adults with cancer across the cancer continuum. Her goal is to increase the reach of psychosocial interventions to those who have historically been underserved. She is presently supported by funding from the NCI (K08) and NINR (R21). She has received awards recognizing her contributions to science, leadership, scholarly productivity, and mentorship skills, respectively, from the Multi-Morbidity Special Interest Group of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2019), the Yale School of Medicine Leadership Excellence Award (2019),  the MSK Cornelia Perry Award (2019), and the MSK Mort Bard Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching of Research Fellows (2020).

Mission:

The mission of the Cancer and Aging SIG is to bring together multidisciplinary professionals and other stakeholders to promote an interchange of ideas regarding clinical care delivery, development and cultivation of research initiatives, networking and collaborative relationships, and mentorship, with the shared goal of improving the quality of life of older adults with cancer and their caregivers.

Statement of Scope:

  • We will seek to create a multidisciplinary community of APOS members who are invested in cancer and aging through both research, clinical, community, and policy endeavors. We will enhance the SIG by leveraging existing infrastructure of the MSK Psycho-oncology of Aging and Cancer (PAC) Program.


 

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