To foster and encourage excellence in psychosocial oncology research by supporting research in diverse areas, including interdisciplinary work. [Terms of Reference - word]

Work Highlights

The Research Advisory Committee meets about 8 times a year via a monthly teleconference. We work on promoting and disseminating the research endeavors of our members via CAPO Digest , Webinars , SOSIDO highlights of recently published worked , research awards , etc. We also work closely with the Student Liaison member to meet the research needs of our members who are trainees. We typically organize a Knowledge Transfer activity at our annual meeting and assist in the planning of the conference and with the abstract review process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested CAPO members can email Dr. Sophie Lebel 


Dr. Sophie Lebel
Term: 2016-2020

Research Information:

For several years I have been conducting research in the field of psychosocial oncology, that is the study of how cancer affects patients and their loved ones. With a growing number of cancer survivors, attention has focused on quality of life post treatment issues. I study commonly encountered difficulties among cancer survivors such as fear of cancer recurrence, stigma, impaired sexuality, and family adjustment. Our ultimate goal is to develop evidence-based intervention for cancer survivors who experience these difficulties.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cancer
  • Clinical psychology
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Psychosocial determinants of health
  • Stress
  • Women’s health

Language Preference: French and English

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