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Caring for the Whole Person

Thirty years ago, psychiatrist Jimmie Holland began arguing that cancer survivors require treatment for their social and psychological needs just as much as for their cancer.

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By Kevin Begos

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Psycho-oncologist Jimmie Holland treats the whole person, not just the disease

By Kevin Begos


Three decades ago, many doctors were skeptical about the importance of treating the social and emotional aspects of cancer. Today, cancer centers are treating the whole patient, not just the disease, thanks in large part to the pioneering efforts of psycho-oncologist Jimmie Holland, the 2005 winner of the AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Research Award.

 

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