Insomnia and Cancer
Insomnia is a common sleep disturbance in people facing cancer and negatively affects quality of life and well as general health. Treatment is available with the most effective treatment being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This talk will help attendees understand what insomnia is, what causes insomnia, what the consequences of insomnia are, and the most up-to-date treatments for insomnia.
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center of Circadian Biology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ancoli-Israel’s expertise is in the field of sleep disorders and circadian rhythms particularly in normal aging and neurogenerative disease, and in cancer. Her research has included studies on the longitudinal effect of sleep disorders on aging, therapeutic interventions for sleep problems in dementia, and in the relationship between sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms in cancer. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation. She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award, in 2014 with the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award and in 2019 with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with over 525 publications in the field and was named one of the best female scientists in the world in 2022, having been cited by others 62,616 times resulting in a world ranking of 161, national ranking of 107 and a ranking of number 1 at UCSD.
This program is made possible, in part, by The Cooperative Agreement DP19-1906 of the Centers for Disease Control
Thank you to our sponsors:
The Cooperative Agreement DP19-1906 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For questions, please contact Bonnie Beckoff