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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Sunita Patel

First Name: Sunita

Last Name: Patel

Position Title: Neuropsychologist, Director, Behavioral Research in Pediatrics. Departments of Population Sciences, Supportive Care Medicine, and Pediatrics

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My clinical and research interests in pediatric psycho oncology include the following: 1) identification of biological and environmental factors which serve as either risk or protective factors for adverse neurocognitive and psychosocial sequelae in pediatric cancer patients and their families. `Of particular interest is the contribution of such factors toward neurobehavioral disparities among ethnic minority survivors. 2) behavioral interventions to treat or reduce neurocognitive and behavioral late effects in survivors of childhood cancer.

Training Opportunities:Yes

My Contact Information:
Address: #173 Pop Sci, City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA. 91010
Email: spatel@coh.org

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Neurocognitive and behavioral late effects, Parenting and family interventions, Cognitive Remediation, Biomarker correlates of behavioral functioning, Caregiver distress

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Patel, S. K., Mullins, W., O’ Neil, S., Wilson, K. Neuropsychological differences between survivors of infratentorial and supratentorial brain tumors.Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, 2010 Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Patel, S. K., Mullins,W.,Turk, A., Kinjo, C., Sato, J. Distress screening, rater agreement, and services in pediatric oncology, Psycho-oncology, 2010 Oct 5 [Epub ahead of print]

Patel, S., Ross, P.,Cuevas, M., Bhatia, S. Parent-directed intervention for children with cancer-related neurocognitive late effects. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 2010, 55 (5), 944

Patel, S. K., Katz, E., Richardson, R., Rimmer, M. & Kilian, S. Cognitive and Problem-Solving Training in Children with Cancer: A Pilot Project. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 31 (9), 670-677, 2009.

Patel, S.K., Lai-Yates, J., Anderson, J., Katz, E. Attention dysfunction and parent reporting in children with brain tumors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 49(7), 970-975, 2007


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