Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 225–226 | Cite as

Stress resilience and survival among cancer patients: is there any absolute truth?

  • Raffaella MormileEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Chronic stress has been reported to have an impact on cancer progression [1]. Recently, stress resilience in late adolescence has been connected with survival among patients suffering from cancer [1]. Low compared with high stress resilience has been linked to increased mortality in cancer patients [1]. It has been observed that individual variations in stress resilience may influence survival among men with some types of cancer [1]. It has been indicated that there is a significant relationship between low stress resilience and mortality among men suffering from cancer, particularly oropharyngeal cancer, upper respiratory tract cancers, prostate cancer, and Hodgkin lymphoma [1]. To date, the potential influence of stress susceptibility on cancer progression still remains unknown [1]. Formerly, chronic stress has been described to trigger tumor growth and angiogenesis in a mouse model of ovarian cancer through activation of the tumor cell cyclic AMP(cAMP)–protein kinase A...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatrics and NeonatologyMoscati HospitalAversaItaly

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