March   2008

Research at TAU
Stress And Fear Can Affect Cancer`s Recurrence
A new study led by Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, from the Department of Psychology, Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences, has shown scientifically that psychological and physiological stress prior to, during and after surgery has a biological impact that impairs immune system functioning. This impairment bears down on disease progression, he says, especially at the critical point during oncological surgery when a primary tumor is being removed.
The results are expected to influence cancer intervention programs in the future.
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