Last year, approximately 1,400,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer, and approximately 560,000 died from it. When one considers the adverse events associated with cancer treatment, the wide constellation and severity of end-of-life symptoms, and the aftermath of bereavement, there is no question that cancer-induced suffering is great and that there is a major need for research in cancer palliative care to relieve this suffering. Dr. Jatoi is a mid-career investigator who is re-submitting a K24 application entitled, "Mentoring and Research in Cancer Palliative Care." Her career goals are as follows: 1) To conduct rigorous, clinical and translational research in cancer palliative care with the short-term goal of relieving suffering among cancer patients;2) To provide opportunities for career growth in cancer palliative care for a diverse group of young investigators with the long-term goal of, again, relieving suffering among cancer patients. Dr. Jatoi is well suited to meet these career goals. She has conducted multiple clinical and translational studies on cancer palliative care, thus generating over 120 published manuscripts. These studies have focused largely on palliating cancer-associated anorexia and weight loss, but they have also, at times, focused on the management of other cancer-related symptoms. As a mentor and senior author, Dr. Jatoi has published 28 manuscripts with 16 young investigators from highly diverse backgrounds. Finally, the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center holds an unwavering commitment to patient care, a vast clinical trial infrastructure, comprehensive laboratory resources, and a dynamic, highly collaborative environment- thus, further ensuring the success of this application.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
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Lim, Susan E
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Van Laar, Emily S; Desai, Jayashri Mehta; Jatoi, Aminah (2015) Professional educational needs for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV): multinational survey results from 2388 health care providers. Support Care Cancer 23:151-7
Jackson, Amie E; Stephens, Elisabeth K; Jatoi, Aminah (2014) Causes and palliation of transfusion-associated vaginal bleeding in patients with metastatic cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer 24:172-5
Jatoi, Aminah (2013) Anti-inflammatory therapy: exploring exercise, serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolates, and ruxolitinib for the cancer-associated weight loss syndrome. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 7:339-41
Lim, Ming Y; Stephens, Elisabeth K; Novotny, Paul et al. (2013) Self-perceptions of age among 292 chemotherapy-treated cancer patients: Exploring associations with symptoms and survival. J Geriatr Oncol 4:249-54
Patel, Krishna; Foster, Nathan R; Farrell, Ann et al. (2013) Oral cancer chemotherapy adherence and adherence assessment tools: a report from North Central Cancer Group Trial N0747 and a systematic review of the literature. J Cancer Educ 28:770-6
Poterucha, Timothy; Burnette, Brian; Jatoi, Aminah (2012) A decline in weight and attrition of muscle in colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy with bevacizumab. Med Oncol 29:1005-9
Solomon, Benjamin M; Jatoi, Aminah (2011) Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor-induced rash: a consecutive patient series that illustrates the need for rigorous palliative trials. J Palliat Med 14:153-6
Aldairy, Y; Nguyen, P L; Jatoi, A (2011) Bone pain from granulocyte colony stimulating factor: does clinical trial sponsorship by a pharmaceutical company influence its reporting? Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 20:72-6
Sood, Richa; Shuster, Lynne; Smith, Robin et al. (2011) Counseling postmenopausal women about bioidentical hormones: ten discussion points for practicing physicians. J Am Board Fam Med 24:202-10
Stephens, Elisabeth K; Nguyen, Phuong L; Jatoi, Aminah (2011) Practical strategies to circumvent and/or surmount six barriers in health disparities research: observations from a pilot project among Vietnamese Americans. J Cancer Educ 26:243-7

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