Individual Differences in Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Symptoms and HCT Outcomes: Current State of the Science
The interactions of behavioral, psychological, and socioenvironmental factors with biological processes (or ‘biobehavioral’) throughout the HCT trajectory significantly impact both psychological and physical morbidity and mortality. Stress-related factors have a well-documented impact on immune function among individuals with cancer and are especially salient in the HCT population given the nature of HCT recovery and survivorship. This sympsoium of the Biobehavioral Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of ASTCT provides an expert overview on the science of individual biobehavioral differences associated with symptoms and outcomes among HCT recipients. This session aired as an ASTCT Education Session during the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR.