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Laura Christine Polacek, M.A.


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  1. Rosenfeld B, Walsh LE, Zhu D, Cham H, Polacek LC, Duva MM, Applebaum AJ. Measuring a Patient's understanding of their prognosis: An exploratory analysis. Psychooncology. 2022 10; 31(10):1790-1798. PMID: 35950542; PMCID: PMC9547961.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Walsh LE, Polacek LC, Panageas K, Reiner A, Walbert T, Thomas AA, Buthorn J, Sigler A, Prigerson HG, Applebaum AJ, Diamond EL. Coping with glioblastoma: prognostic communication and prognostic understanding among patients with recurrent glioblastoma, caregivers, and oncologists. J Neurooncol. 2022 May; 158(1):69-79. PMID: 35437688.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. George LS, Polacek LC, Lynch K, Prigerson HG, Abou-Alfa GK, Atkinson TM, Epstein AS, Breitbart W. Reconciling the prospect of disease progression with goals and expectations: Development and validation of a measurement model in advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2022 06; 31(6):902-910. PMID: 34984756; PMCID: PMC9177588.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Applebaum A, Walsh LE, Polacek LC, Benvengo S, Levin T. Acute Cancer Cognitive Therapy Online Training Program: Feasibility and Impact on Clinician Knowledge Uptake. J Cancer Educ. 2021 10; 36(5):1081-1085. PMID: 32253724; PMCID: PMC7541394.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Polacek LC, Reisch S, Saracino RM, Pessin H, Breitbart W. Implementation of a Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy training (MCPT) program for oncology clinicians: a qualitative analysis of facilitators and barriers. Transl Behav Med. 2021 02 11; 11(1):270-275. PMID: 31595306; PMCID: PMC7877300.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Saracino RM, Polacek LC, Applebaum AJ, Rosenfeld B, Pessin H, Breitbart W. Health Information Preferences and Curability Beliefs Among Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 01; 61(1):121-127. PMID: 32739562; PMCID: PMC7770014.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Applebaum AJ, Polacek LC, Walsh L, Reiner AS, Lynch K, Benvengo S, Buthorn J, Atkinson TM, Mao JJ, Panageas KS, Diamond EL. The unique burden of rare cancer caregiving: caregivers of patients with Erdheim-Chester disease. Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 06; 61(6):1406-1417. PMID: 32090658; PMCID: PMC7430192.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. McKay R, Mills H, Werner L, Choudhury A, Choueiri T, Jacobus S, Pace A, Polacek L, Pomerantz M, Prisby J, Sweeney C, Walsh M, Taplin ME. Evaluating a Video-Based, Personalized Webpage in Genitourinary Oncology Clinical Trials: A Phase 2 Randomized Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2019 05 02; 21(5):e12044. PMID: 31045501; PMCID: PMC6538310.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  9. Polacek LC, Nelson CJ. Androgen deprivation therapy and depression in men with prostate cancer treated with definitive radiation therapy: A psychological perspective. Cancer. 2019 04 01; 125(7):1027-1029. PMID: 30747996; PMCID: PMC6435028.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Bellmunt J, Lalani AA, Jacobus S, Wankowicz SA, Polacek L, Takeda DY, Harshman LC, Wagle N, Moreno I, Lundgren K, Bossé D, Van Allen EM, Choueiri TK, Rosenberg JE. Everolimus and pazopanib (E/P) benefit genomically selected patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Br J Cancer. 2018 09; 119(6):707-712. PMID: 30220708; PMCID: PMC6173710.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  11. Adalsteinsson VA, Ha G, Freeman SS, Choudhury AD, Stover DG, Parsons HA, Gydush G, Reed SC, Rotem D, Rhoades J, Loginov D, Livitz D, Rosebrock D, Leshchiner I, Kim J, Stewart C, Rosenberg M, Francis JM, Zhang CZ, Cohen O, Oh C, Ding H, Polak P, Lloyd M, Mahmud S, Helvie K, Merrill MS, Santiago RA, O'Connor EP, Jeong SH, Leeson R, Barry RM, Kramkowski JF, Zhang Z, Polacek L, Lohr JG, Schleicher M, Lipscomb E, Saltzman A, Oliver NM, Marini L, Waks AG, Harshman LC, Tolaney SM, Van Allen EM, Winer EP, Lin NU, Nakabayashi M, Taplin ME, Johannessen CM, Garraway LA, Golub TR, Boehm JS, Wagle N, Getz G, Love JC, Meyerson M. Scalable whole-exome sequencing of cell-free DNA reveals high concordance with metastatic tumors. Nat Commun. 2017 11 06; 8(1):1324. PMID: 29109393.
    Citations: 226     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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