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Cancer survivors needed for study

The University of Utah's Pain Research Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute are looking for cancer survivors who have trouble sleeping. Researchers will study the effect of a non-pharmacological "mind-body" treatment for sleep disturbances.

To qualify, participants must have sleep problems, be 18 to 65 years old, have a non-metastatic cancer diagnosis and have completed cancer treatment and have no severe mental health conditions. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three interventions, each consisting of two-hour sessions conducted once per week for three consecutive weeks. As part of the study, participants will fill out questionnaires about their physical and mental states, and will collect saliva samples to determine levels of biological substances.

"These are cutting-edge interventions that are paving the way for new and exciting approaches to potentially help people suffering from a wide variety of illnesses," says Yoshio Nakamura, director of the Pain Research Center's Utah Center for Exploring Mind-Body Interactions.

For more information, contact Renee Kuhn at 801-585-9224.