The current focus of the Lutgendorf laboratory investigates how stress is related to tumor growth in ovarian cancer patients. This work is funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic painful inflammatory bladder condition, more frequently seen in women, that results in disability. Our lab is part of a national network to understand causes of urologic pelvic pain in both men and women.
Integrative Medicine Research
We have recently completed two studies examining effects of a complementary (CAM) medicine intervention on immune function in cancer patients. One is a randomized study of effects of a CAM called “Healing Touch” vs. relaxation vs. standard care on immune function in cervical cancer patients.
Recent graduate student projects
View a summary of recent graduate student projects in our lab.