This session, chaired by Professor Sara Faithfull from The University of Surrey (UK), will focus on the nature and causes of cancer-related fatigue (CRF). Dr Leorey Saligan from the National Institutes of Health (USA), will share how he has been introducing clinically relevant approaches to understand and identify biobehavioral mechanisms of CRF to develop more effective ways to manage it and, as a result, improve patient outcomes. Dr Saligan is leading studies to understand functional pathways to explain the cause of fatigue and will discuss how his work as a nurse practitioner gave him first-hand experience and encouraged him to focus on this challenging area of research, as very little is known about its causes.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested or working in this area of research including patients and carers formally involved in research, scientists, medical/clinical oncologists, surgeons, early career researchers, nurses, allied health professionals, PhD and undergraduate students, research teams and research managers/funders.