Pain is a common experience during cancer treatment, but for some children and adolescents, the pain isn’t over when the cancer ends. This research seeks to better understand the pain experience in childhood cancer survivors.
Having cancer can affect the way children experience different sensations like pain, the sense of touch and the sense of temperature. We are looking for childhood cancer survivors (8-17 years old) and their parent for a one-visit research study. The goal of this study to learn more about how children and teens experience different sensations after cancer treatment.
Recently, we completed another study with youth (ages 8-18 years old) living in Nova Scotia who have completed treatment for cancer and were interviewed about their experiences with pain. Thank you to all those who participated!
These studies have been approved by the IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Board.
Abstract Objectives: Theoretical models suggest that anxiety, pain intensity, and pain catastrophizing are implicated in a cycle that leads to heightened fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). However, these relationships have not been empirically examined. The objective of this study was...Read More
Measuring Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Development and Preliminary Validation of the FCRI-Child and FCRI-Parent Versions Abstract Objective Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a common and distressing psychosocial concern for adult cancer survivors. Data on...Read More
Abstract Cancer and its treatment can have lasting consequences on somatosensation, including pain, which is often underrecognized and undertreated. Research characterizing the impact of cancer on pain and sensory processing in survivors of childhood cancer is scarce. This study aimed to...Read More
“There is so much work to be done in the area of pain in cancer, and pain in survivorship specifically,” says Perri Tutelman, a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University and IWK Health. “We know that rates of...Read More
Congratulations to our trainee, Perri Tutelman! Perri was awarded a Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for her project, "Understanding the Pain Experience in Childhood Cancer Survivors" This award recognizes graduate students who conduct research projects following engaged...Read More
Perri Tutleman was interviewed about her experience with partnering with children and their families in her research by IASP's Pain Research Forum, RELIEF. About patient engagement in her research, Perri says, “This is such a sensitive and personal experience. You...Read More
Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Developmental Perspective from Infancy to Young Adulthood (Psycho-Oncology) Abstract Aims: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is among the most prevalent and distressing concerns reported by cancer survivors. While younger age is...Read More
Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Theory-Driven Approach to an Understudied Problem (Pain Research Forum Virtual Seminar) The IASP Pain Research Forum hosted a virtual seminar with Perri Tutelman (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Lauren Heathcote (Stanford University Medical School) on...Read More
Perri Tutelman, graduate student in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Christine Chambers, and Maya Stern, a Patient Partner and survivor of childhood cancer, were interviewed by Stephani Sutherland for RELIEF about the goals of their...Read More
PhD trainee, Perri Tutelman, was invited to present her research as part of the Canadian Cancer Survivorship Research Consortium (CCSRC) Research Rounds in March 17, 2019. Click here to watch the webinar on YouTubeRead More
"For the 1,000 Canadian children who are diagnosed with cancer every year, pain is a common experience." Perri Tutelman and Dr. Christine Chambers' research on pain in childhood cancer survivors is featured by Childhood Cancer Canada. Click here to read...Read More
A new paper related to our research on pain in childhood cancer survivors led by PhD student, Perri Tutelman has been published in Psycho-Oncology, When “A Headache is Not Just a Headache”: A Qualitative Examination of Parent and Child Experiences...Read More