We are an interdisciplinary research group, consisting of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, applied linguists, statisticians and computer engineers. We are all interested in studying the effects of quality psychosocial treatment on cancer, and the ways to facilitate its access using the new technologies of information.
The group is led by Dr. Cristian Ochoa Arnedo (Main Researcher – MR). This team is a part of a larger group known as Research in Health Services in Cancer. It is a consolidated research group recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (reference number 2014 SGR 00635), lead by Dr. Josep Maria Borràs.
At the care level, our group is integrated within the Unit of Psycho-Oncology from ICO-Duran i Reynals, which was recognized as an example of State Good Practices in our field, by The National Cancer Plan, for its capability of assistance, teaching, research and clinical management. The coordinator of the Psycho-Oncology Unit is Dr. Francisco Gil Moncayo, a pioneer and national referent of this discipline.
Our Unit participates in doctoral programs from four universities in Barcelona and has the support from the Generalitat de Catalunya Health Department, for the creation of the first Virtual Community for patients and health professionals in this country.