Dr. Anne Coscarelli has been interested, since 1980, in the impact of disease processes on the psychology and psychosocial needs of the patient and family. In particular, her work has been in the area of cancer with some work in the area of HIV. She believes that one has to understand the difficulties that patients face in order to provide comprehensive treatment. Most of Coscarelli's research has been in understanding the components of quality of life and the factors that influence quality of life after a diagnosis of cancer. She is currently dedicated to designing and offering services through the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology (formerly known as the Ted Mann Family Resource Center) that will enable patients and family members to live fully with the disease and its treatments.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Coscarelli A, Recklitis C, Ahmed K. Long-term Psychological Well-being: Strategies for Assessment and Intervention. In Feuerstein, M. & Ganz, P.A. (eds). Health Services for Cancer Survivors, New York: Springer. 2011.
Ganz PA, Casillas JN, Coscarelli A. Estimating the human costs of cancer survivorship in children. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Apr 6;152(7):465-6.
Sarna L, Grannis F, Coscarelli A. Medical and psychosocial issues in lung cancer survivors. In (ed) Ganz PA, Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow, New York: Springer. 2007.
Ashing-Giwa KT, Padilla G, Tejero J, Kraemer J, Wright K, Coscarelli A, Clayton S, Williams I, Hills D. Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: a qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2004 Jun;13(6):408-28.
Coscarelli A. Treating cancer as a family disease. West J Med. 2000 Dec;173(6):389-90