2010), where only 25 percent of breast and medical oncology patients who were referred to the psychooncology
service after positive distress screening actually accepted the referral.
Mitchell of the Leicester (England) Royal Infirmary for use in screening cancer patients for depression and anxiety (Psychooncology
International Psychosocial Oncology Society 11th World Congress of PsychoOncology
, Vienna, 2008, Abstr.
London paid to the underserved field of psychooncology
and the recognition that psychiatrists, working in tandem with hematologists/oncologists, can improve the quality of life of cancer patients and cancer survivors ("Psychiatry and Medicine Working Together," The Psychiatrist's Toolbox, June 2005, p.
Riba's career as well: She is associate chair for education and academic affairs in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and director of the university's psychooncology
Manne, director, psychooncology
program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.