Publications By Year

Peer-Reviewed Articles, Books, & Book Chapters


  1. Carlson LE, Ismaila N, Addington EL, Asher G, et al. (2023) Integrative Oncology Care of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adults With Cancer: Society for Integrative Oncology-ASCO Guidelines. Journal of Clinical Oncology. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.23.00857. PMID: 37582238
  2. Carlson LE, Ismaila N, Addington EL, Asher GN, Bradt J, Mehta A, Rowland JH, SIO-ASCO Expert Panel. (2023) Integrative Oncology Care of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adults With Cancer: SIO-ASCO Guideline Summary and Q&A. JCO Oncology practice. DOI: 10.1200/OP.23.00358. PMID: 37582242
  3. Bowman C*, Baydoun M*, Carlson LE. (2023) The impact of cancer-related lower extremity lymphedema on patient quality of life: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice (JPORP).  5(2):, April-June 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/OR9.0000000000000098
  4. Bao T, Greenlee H, Lopex AM, Kadro ZO, Lopez G, Carlson LE. (2023) How to Make Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine a Part of Everyday Oncology Practice. ASCO Educational Book. DOI: 10.1200/EDBK_389830 PMID: 37200595
  5. Patton M*, Carlson LE, Noel M, Palermo T, Forster V, Cho S*, Schulte F. (2023) Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Chronic Pain in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Protocol for a Single-Group Feasibility Trial. JMIR Publications. 2023;12:e45804. doi: 10.2196/45804 PMID: 37526959
  6. Svendsen K, Solberg Nes L, Meland A, Larsson IM, Gjelsvik YM, Børøsund E, Rygg CM, Myklebust TÅ, Reinersten KV, Kiserund CE, Skjerven H, Antoni MH, Chalder T, Mjaaland I, Carlson LE, Eriksen HR, Ursin G. (2023) Coping After Breast Cancer (CABC): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of stress management e-health interventions. JMIR Research Protocols. 23 Apr 2023, DOI: 10.2196/47195 PMID: 37103493 
  7. Spiropoulos, A*, Deleemans JM*, Beattie S, Carlson LE. (2023) Mothers with Cancer: An Intersectional Mixed-Methods Study Investigating Role Demands and Perceived Coping Abilities. Cancers. 22 Mar 2023, Cancers 2023, 15(6), 1915;
  8. Deleemans JM*, Chleilat F, Reimer RA, Baydoun M*, Piedalue KA*, Lowry DE, Carlson LE. (2023) Associations Between Health Behaviours, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Gut Microbiota in a Cross-Sectional Sample of Cancer Survivors: Secondary Analysis from the Chemo-Gut Study. Europe PMC – Preprints. 16 Mar 2023, DOI: 10.20944/preprints202303.0300.v1 PPR: PPR631318 
  9. Bergerot CD, Malhotra J, Bergerot PG, Philip EJ, Castro DV, Govindarajan A, Molina LNM, Fuzita WH, Azeredo AC, Mota ACA, Franca MVS, Anjos G, Filho R, de Souza DM,  Hsu j, Chawla N, Chehrazi-Raffle A, Saab B, Carlson LE, Pal SM. (2023) Improved health-rated quality of life (HR-QoL) with use of an online mindfulness tool in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) receiving immunotherapy (IO). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2023 Feb 21. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2023.41.6_suppl.660
  10. Deleemans J*, Mather H*, Spiropoulos A*, Toirvonen K*, Baydoun M*, Carlson LE. (2023) Recent Progress in Mind-Body Therapies in Cancer Care. Current Oncology Reports. 2023, February 8.
  11. Martopullo C, Oberoi D*, Carlson LE, Bultz BD. (2023) A qualitative exploration of the lived experiences and perceived impact of a supportive-expressive group therapy on men living with gastrointestinal cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. 2023, January 1. DOI: 10.1097/OR9.0000000000000091
  12. Flynn M*, Abolhosseini S*, Gamboa J, Campbell TS, Carlson LE. (2023) Mindfulness-based interventions and cognitive function in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice (JPORP). 5(1):, January – March 2023. DOI: 10.1097/OR9.0000000000000094


  1. Deleemans, J.M.*, Toivonen, K.*, Reimer, R.A., Carlson, L.E. (2022). The Chemo-Gut Study: A cross-sectional survey Exploring Physical, Mental, and Gastrointestinal Health Outcomes in Cancer Survivors. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2022 Dec 21.
  2. Carlson LE. (2022) Psychosocial and Integrative Oncology: Interventions Across the Disease Trajectory. Annual Review Psychology. 2022 Sep 14. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-032620-031757. Link
  3. Irvine JL, Simms JA, Cholowsky NL, Pearson DD, Peters CE, Carlson LE, Goodarzi AA. (2022) Social Factors and behavioural reactions to radon test outcomes underlie differences in radiation exposure dose, independent of household radon level. Scientific Reports. (Sept 2022) 12:15471. View.
  4. Oberoi D*, Reed EN, Landmann J, Piedalue K-A*, Carlson LE. (2022) Exploring Patient Experience and Acceptability of Group vs. Individual Acupuncture for Cancer-related Pain: A Qualitative Study. BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. (June 2022) 22:155 Doi: 10.1186/s12906-022-03600-6 View.
  5. Rao S, Paller CJ, Lopez AM, MacLeod j, Bao T, Carlson LE. (2022) The Society for Integrative Oncology: Two Decades of Global Leadership in Evidence-Based Integrative Health Care. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Aug 2022; Link.
  6. Carlson LE, Karim S, Labelle L. (2022) The ACTION Centre as a Model for Patient Engagement and Knowledge Translation in Integrative Oncology Practice, Training and Research. Integrative Cancer Therapy. May 2022; doi: 10.1177/15347354221103277 View.
  7. Witt CM, Balneaves LG, Carlson LE, Cohen M, Deng G, Fouladbakhsh J, Kinney AY, Mehta A, Mailman J, Pole L, Rogge AA, O’Toole C, Zick SM, Helmer SM. (2022) Education Competencies for Integrative Oncology – Results of a Systematic Review and an International and Interprofessional Consensus Procedure. Journal of Cancer Education. (2022) 37:499-507. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01829-8 View.
  8. Gentile D, Beeler D, Wang XS, Ben-Arye E, Zick S, Bao T, Carlson LE, Ghelman R, Master VA, Tripathy D, Zhi IW. (2022) Cancer-Related Fatigue Outcome Measures in Integrative Oncology: Evidence for Practice and Research Recommendations. Oncology. May 2022, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p276-287.12p. doi: 10.46883/2022.25920958. Link
  9. Deleemans JM*, Chleilat F, Reimer RA, Baydoun M*, Piedalue K-A*, Lowry DE, Henning J-W, Carlson LE. (2022) The Chemo-Gut Pilot Study: Associations between Gut Microbiota, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Psychosocial Health Outcomes in a Cross-Sectional Sample of Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Current Oncology. 2022; 29(5):2973-2994. View.
  10. Oberoi D*, Kwok C, Li Y, Railton C, Horsman S, Reynolds K, Joy AA, King M, Lupichuk SM, Speca M, Culos-Reed N, Carlson LE, Giese-Davis J. (2022) Documenting Patients’ and providers’ preferences when proposing a randomized controlled trial: a qualitative exploration. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 22, 64 (2022). View.
  11. Baydoun M*, Levin G, Balneaves LG, Oberoi D*, Sidhu A, Carlson LE. (2022) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Online Learning Intervention for Oncology Healthcare Providers: A Mixed-Method Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies. View.
  12. Bergerot CD, Malhotra J, Bergerot PG, Philip EJ, Govindarajan A, Salgia S, Hsu J, Matos JN, MolinA LN, Vaconcellos F, Muddasani R, Chawla NS, Vastro DV, Chehrazi-Raffle A, Saab B, Carlson LE. (2022) Prospective assessment of a smartphone-app based minfulness program for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Journal of Clinical Oncology. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2022.40.6_suppl.324
  13. Patton M*, Forster V, Forbes C, Stokoe M, Noel M, Carlson LE, Birnie K, Reynolds K, Schulte F. (2022). Characterizing pain in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. View.
  14. Deleemans J*, Gajtani Z*, Baydoun M*, Reimer RA, Piedalue KA*, Carlson LE. (2022) The use of Prebiotic and Probiotic Interventions for Treating Gastrointestinal and Psychosocial Health Symptoms in Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Systematic Review. Integrative Cancer Therapy. PMID: 34844479, PMCID: PMC8649088. DOI: 10.1177/15347354211061733. View.
  15. Pereira D, Silva ER, Carvalho-Maia C, Monteiro-Reis S, Lourenço C, Calisto R, Teixeira RJ, Carlson LE, Bart G, Vainio SJ, Goreti M, Sales F, Jerónimo C, Henrique R. (2022) The modulatory role of internet-supported mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on extracellular vesicles and psychological distress in people who have had cancer: A protocol for a two-armed randomized controlled study. Bio Med Central (BMC). DOI: View.


  1. Birling Y, Nevitt S, Bhuyan DJ, Jia M, Feng F, Carlson LE, Pham T, Liu J, Ayati Z, Nyiam L, Yu Z, Fahey P. (2021) Mind-Body Therapies for Cancer Patients Living with Depression, Anxiety or Insomnia (MIRACLE): A Systematic Review with Individual Participant Data Network Meta-Analysis. MDPI Methods and Protocols. 2021, 4, 76. View.
  2. Yang L, Winters-Stone K, Rana B, Cao C, Carlson LE, Courneya KS, Friedenreich CM, Schmitz KH. (2021) Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review Toward Consensus-Based Guidelines. Cancer Medicine. DOI: View.
  3. Toivonen K*, Carlson LE, Rash JA, Campbell TS. (2021) A survey of potentially modifiable patient-level factors associated with self-report and objectively measured adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapies after breast cancer. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2021; 15: 2039–2050. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S319087 View.
  4. Toivonen K*, Oberoi D*,  King-Shier KM, Piedalue KA*, Rash JA, Carlson LE, & Campbell TS. (2021) Both “vitamin L for life” and “one milligram of Satan”: A multi-perspective qualitative exploration of adjuvant endocrine therapy use after breast cancer. Current Oncology. 2021, 28(4), 2496-2515; View.
  5. Baydoun M*, Speca M, Taylor-Brown J, Stephen, J, Piedalue KA*, Turner J, Carlson LE. (2021) Comparing online support groups with and psychoeducation versus psychoeducation alone for distressed breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. doi: 10.1097/OR9.0000000000000058 View.
  6. Baydoun M*, Moran C*, McLennan A*, Piedalue KA*, Oberoi D*, Carlson LE. (2021) Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Cancer Survivors : A Systematic Review of Participants’ Adherence to Home Practice. Dovepress – Patient Preference and Aherence.  2021; 15: 1225–1242. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S267064 View.
  7. Oberoi D*, Kwok C, Li Y, Horsman S, Reynolds K, Joy AA, King KM, Lupichuck SM, Speca M, Culos-Reed N, Carlson LE, Giese-Davis J. (2021) Documenting Patients’ and Providers’ Preferences When Proposing a Randomized Controlled Trial: A Qualitative Exploration. Research Square. DOI: View.
  8. Cholowsky NL, Irvine JL, Simms JA, Pearson DD, Jacques WR, Peters CE, Goodarzi AA, Carlson LE. (2021) The Efficacy of Public Health Information for Encouraging Radon Gas Awareness and Testing Varies by Audience Age, Sex and Profession. Scientific Reports. 07 June 2021, 11, 11906. Doi: View.
  9. Oberoi D*, Martopullo C, Bultz B, Carlson LE. (2021) The effectiveness of a men-only supportive expressive group therapy intervention for psychosocial health outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer patients: a 6-month longitudinal study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2021 Feb 5;19(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s12955-021-01687-y. PMID: 33546718; PMCID: PMC7866473. View.
  10. Oberoi DV*, Longo CJ, Reed EN*, Landmann J, Piedalue KL*, Carlson LE. (2021) Cost-Utility of Group Versus Individual Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Pain Using Quality-Adjusted Life Years in a Noninferiority Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 May;27(5):390-397. doi: 10.1089/acm.2020.0386. Epub 2021 Apr 27. PMID: 33904784. View.
  11. Simms JA*, Pearson DD, Cholowsky NL*, Irvine, JL*, Nielsen ME, Jacques WR, Taron JM, Peters CE, Carlson LE, Goodarzi AA. (2021) Younger North Americans are exposed to more radon gas due to occupancy biases within the residential built environment. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 24;11(1):6724. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-86096-3. PMID: 33762674; PMCID: PMC7990966. View



  1. Garland S N, Johnson J A, Carlson LE, Rash, J A, Savard J, Campbell T S. (2020) Light therapy for insomnia symptoms in fatigued cancer survivors: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice. e (2020) 2:3(e27) 18 September 2020. View.
  2. Bowman, C.*, Oberoi, D.*, Radke, L., Francis, GJ., Carlson, LE. (2020) Living with Leg Lymphedema: Developing of a Novel Model of Quality Lymphedema Care for Cancer Survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. View.
  3. Toivonen, K.*, Hermann, M., White, J., Speca, M., Carlson L.E. (2020) A Mixed-Method, Multi-Perspective Investigation to Barriers to Participation in Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recover. Mindfulness. View.
  4. Witt CM, Balneaves LG, Carlson LE, Cohen M, Deng G, Fouladbakhsh JM, Kinney AY, Mehta A, Mailman J, Pole L, Rogge AA, O'Toole C, Zick SM, Helmer SM. (2020) Education Competencies for Integrative Oncology-Results of a Systematic Review and an International and Inter professional Consensus Procedure. Journal of Cancer Education. 2020 Aug;11. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01829-8 View.
  5. Drogos L, Toivonen K*, Labelle L, Campbell T, Carlson LE. (2020) No Effect of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery on Cardiovascular or Cortisol Reactivity in Female Cancer Survivors. Journal of Behavioural Medicine. 2020 Aug;08 Doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00167-w. View.
  6. Baydoun M.*, Oberoi D*., Flynn M.*, Moran C*., McLennan A*., Piedalue K.L*., & Carlson L.E. (2020). Effects of Yoga-based Interventions on Cancer-Associated Cognitive Decline: A Systematic Review. Current Oncology Reports. 2020 Jul 28;22(10):100. doi: 10.1007/s11912-020-00960-5. View.
  7. Oberoi D*,Piedalue KL*, Pirbhai H*, Guirguis S, Santa Mina D, Carlson LE. (2020). Factors related to dropout in integrative oncology clinical trials: Interim analysis of an ongoing comparative effectiveness trial of mindfulness-based cancer recovery and Taichi/Qigong for cancer health (The MATCH study). BMC Research Notes (2020) 13:342 View.
  8. McLennan, A*., Kerba, M., Subnis, U.*, Campbell, T., Carlson, L.E. (2020). Health care provider preferences for and barriers to cannabis use in cancer care. Current Oncology. 28. Curr Onco. 2020 Apr;27(2):e199-e205. View.
  9. Subnis U*, Farb N, Piedalue KL*, Speca M, Lupichuk S, Tang P, Faris P, Thoburn M, Saab BJ, Carlson L.E. (2020). A smartphone app–based mindfulness intervention for Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols. JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(5):e15178. View. 
  10. Reed, E. N.,* Landmann, J., Oberoi, O.,*, Piedalue, K-A.*, Faris, P., Carlson, L. E. (2020) Group versus Individual Acupuncture (AP) for Cancer Pain: A randomized non-inferiority trial. Hindawi, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 13, 2020, Volume 2020, Article ID 7209548. View.


  1. Martopullo C, Oberoi D*, Levin G, Qureshi M*, Morgan-Maver E, Korzeniewski O, Pelletier G, Carlson LE, Bultz BD. (2019). “In the same boat”—a mixed-methods exploration of reasons why male gastrointestinal cancer patients joined a professionally led men-only cancer support group.Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Dec 18, 2019. View.
  2. Carlson LE, Toivonen K*, Subnis U*. (2019). Integrative Approaches to Stress Management. The Cancer Journal. Sep/Oct;25 25(5): 329-336. View.
  3. Deleemans, J.M*, Chleilat, F., Reimer, R.A., Henning, J-W., Baydoun, M.*, Piedalue, K-A.*, McLennan, A.*, Carlson, L.E. (2019) The chemo-gut study: investigating the long-term effects of chemotherapy on gut microbiota, metabolic, immune, psychological and cognitive parameters in young adult cancer survivors; study protocol. BMC Cancer. View.
  4. Reynolds, K., Spavor, M., Brandelli, Y., Kwok, C., Li. Y., Sisciglio, M., Carlson, L.E., Schulte, F., Anderson, R., Grundy, P., Giese-Davis, J. (2019). A comparison of two models of follow-up care for adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, August 2019, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 547-557. View.
  5. Carlson, L.E, Subnis, U.B.*, Piedalue, K.L.*, Vallerand, J.,* Speca, M., Lupichuk, S., Tang, P., Faris, P.,Wolever, R.Q. (2019). The ONE‐MIND Study: Rationale and protocol for assessing the effects of ONlinE MINDfulness‐based cancer recovery for the prevention of fatigue and other common side effects during chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer Care. View. 
  6. Kazanjian, A., Jones, J.M., Carlson, L.E., Chasen, M., Bhargava, R., Langelier, D. (2019). Reflections on cancer rehabilitation and suriviorship in Canada: Observing ten years of evidence informed practice. Journal of Cancer Rehabilitation, Volume 2, issue 2, pp. 18-23. View
  7. Carlson, L.E , Zelinski. E.L, Toivonen, K. Sundstrom, L., Jobin, C.T, Damaskos, P., & Zebrack, B. (2019) Prevalence of psychosocial distress in cancer patients across 55 North American cancer centers, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 37:1, 5-21 View.
  8. Carlson, L.E., Bao T., Balneaves LG. Methodology Flaws and Implication of a Complementary Medicine Study. JAMA Oncology. Published online January 24, 2019. View.


  1. Carlson, L. E., Toivonen, K.*, & Trask, P. (2018). Distress. In Handbook of Cancer Survivorship (pp. 145-166). Springer, Cham. View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Oberoi, D.*, Qureshi, M.*, Subnis, U*. (2018). Intergrative oncology trials in the real world: Assessing the pragmatism of ongoing integrative oncology trial of mindfulness and t'ai chi/qigong. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. View
  3. Carlson, L.E. (2018). Uptake of mindfulness-based interventions: a phenomenon of wealthy white western women?. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. View
  4. Compen, F.R., Bisseling, E., Schellekens, M., Donders, R., Carlson, L.E., Van der Lee, M., Speckens, A.. (2018). Face-to-face and individual internet-based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy compared to Treatment As Usual in reducing psychological distress in cancer patients: a multicenter randomized control trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Jun 28: doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.5669. View
  5. White, J.*, Park, J., Russell, K.B., Reynolds, K. A., Madani, K., Carlson, L.E. & Giese-Davis, J. (2018). Falling through the cracks. A thematic evaluation of unmet needs of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers. Psycho-oncology. View
  6. Qureshi M*, Zelinski E*, Carlson LE. Cancer and Complementary Therapies: Current Trends in Survivors' Interest and Use. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Apr 1:1534735418762496. doi: 10.1177/1534735418762496. View
  7. Johnson, J.A.*, Garland, S.N.*, Carlson, L.E., Savard, J., Simpson, S.A., Ancoli-Israel, S., Campbell, T.S. (2018). Bright light therapy improves symptoms of fatigue in cancer survivors with cancer-related fatigue: A blinded randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. View.
  8. Carlson, L.E. (2018). Distress Management through Mind-Body Therapies in Oncology. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View
  9. Carlson LE, Toivonen K*, Flynn M*, Deleemans J*, Piedalue KA*, Tolsdorf E*, Subnis U*. (2018) The role of Hypnosis in Cancer Care. Current Oncology. 2018 Nov 13;20(12):93. Doi:10.1007/s11912-018-0739-1. View. 
  10. Toivonen, K. I.*, Tamagawa, R.*, Speca, M., Stephen, J., & Carlson, L. E. (2018). Open to Exploration: Association of personality factors with Complementary Therapy Use after Breast Cancer Treatment. Integrative Cancer Therapies. View.
  11. Giese-Davis, J., McCormick, J. L.*, Chobanuk, J., Shirt, L., Railton, C., Taylor, A., Zhong, L., Lau, H., Hao, D., Walley, B., Kapusta, B., Joy, A.A., Carlson, L.E. (2018). Alberta Cancer Bridges care plan implementation for breast and head-and-neck cancers. Current Oncology. View.
  12. Wayne PM, Lee MS, Novakowski J, Osypiuk K, Ligibel J, Carlson LE, Song R. (2018). Tai Chi and Qigong for cancer-related symptoms and quality of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 12(2):256-267. View.


  1. Carlson, L.E. (2017) Mindfulness and Cancer Care: Easing Emotional and Physical Suffering. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. October 2017;23(5);167-170. DOI:10.1089/act.2017.29127.ka View
  2. Shapiro, S. L., & Carlson, L. E. (2017). The art and science of mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions (2nd ed.). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. View
  3. Toivonen, K. I., Zernicke, K. A., & Carlson, L. E. Web-Based Mindfulness Interventions for People with Physical Health Conditions. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2017 Aug 31; 19(8):e303. Doi: 10.2196/jmir.7487 View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Zelinkski, E., Toivonen, K., Flynn M., Qureshi, M., Piedalue, K.A., & Grant, R. Mind-Body Therapies in Cancer: What is the Latest Evidence? Current Oncology Reports. 2017 Aug 18;19(10):67. Doi: 10.1007/s11912-017-0626-1. View 
  5. Carlson LE, Zelinski EL, Speca M, Balneaves LG, Jones JM, Santa Mina D, Wayne PM, Campbell TS, Giese-Davis J, Faris P, Zwicker J, Patel K, Beattie TL, Cole S, Toivonen K, Nation J, Peng P, Thong B, Wong R, Vohra S. Protocol for the MATCH study (Mindfulness and Tai Chi for cancer health): A preference-based multi-site randomized comparative effectiveness trial (CET) of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) vs. Tai Chi/Qigong (TCQ) for cancer survivors. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Aug;59:64-76. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.05.015. Epub 2017 May 30. PMID: 28576734 View 
  6. Schorr M, Carlson LE, Lau HY, Zhong L, Bultz BD, Waller A, Groff SL, Hao D.Distress levels in patients with oropharyngeal vs. non-oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck over 1 year after diagnosis: a retrospective cohort study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jun 10. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3733-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28600705 View
  7. Greenlee, H, DuPont-Reyes, M.J., Balneaves, L.G., Carlson, L.E., Cohen, M.R., Deng, G., Johnson, J.A., Mumber, M., Seely, D., Zick, S.M., Boyce, L.M., Tripathy, D. (2017). Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Evidence-Based Use of Integrative Therapies During and After Breast Cancer Treatment. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2017 doi: 10.3322/caac.21397 Available online at View
  8. Carlson, L.E., Rouleau, C.R., Speca, M., Robinson, J., Bultz, B.D. (2017) Brief supportive-expressive group therapy for partners of men with early stage prostate cancer: lessons learned from a negative randomized controlled trial. Support Care Cancer (2017). doi:10.1007/s00520-016-3551-1 View



  1. Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M., Campbell, T.S., . Giesbrecht, G.F., Letourneau, N.L., Carlson, L.E., Madsen, J.W., Dimidjian, S. (2016).Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for psychological distress in pregnancy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2016, 17:498. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1601-0. View
  2. Schellekens, M.P.J., Tamagawa, R., Labelle, L.E., Speca, M., Stephen, J.,  Drysdale, E.,  Sample, S., Pickering, B.,  Dirkse, D.,  Savage, L.L., Carlson, L.E., (2016). Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy (SET) for distressed breast cancer survivors: evaluating mindfulness and social support as mediators. J Behav Med DOI 10.1007/s10865-016-9799-6. Published online October 8, 2016. View
  3. Johnson, J.A., Garland, S.N., Carlson, L.E., Savard, J., Simpson, S.A., Ancoli-Israel, S., Campell, T.S. (2016). The LITE study: Rationale and protocol for a randomized controlled trial of light therapy for cancer-related fatigue in cancer survivors. Contemporary Clinical Trials 49 (2016) 166–173 View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Tamagawa, R., Stephen, J., Drysdale, E., Zhong, L., Speca, M. (2016). Randomized-controlled trial of mindfulness-based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors(MINDSET): long-term follow-up results. Psycho-Oncology (2016), DOI: 10.1002/pon.4150.View
  5. Zernicke, K.A., Campbell, T.S., Speca, M., Ruff, K.M., Flowers, S., Tamagawa, R., Carlson, L.E. (2016).The eCALM Trial: eTherapy for Cancer Applying Mindfulness. Exploratory Analyses of the Associations Between Online Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Participation and Changes in Mood, Stress Symptoms, Mindfulness, Posttraumatic Growth, and Spirituality. Mindfulness, DOI 10.1007/s12671-016-0545-5. 2016.View
  6. Pollard, A., Burchell, J.L., Castle, D., Neilson, K., Ftanou, M., Corry, J., Rischin, D., Kissane, D., Krishnasamy, M., Carlson, L.E., & Couper, J. (2016).Individualized Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Curative Intent: A Descriptive Pilot Study. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Mar 7. doi: 10.1111/ecc. 12474[Epub ahead of print]View
  7. Carlson, L.(2016). A video review: A Review of Mindfulness for Well-Being. By Rezvan Ameli, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2015. American Psychological Association Psychotherapy Video Series II: Specific Treatments for Specific Populations, Item No. 4310937. PsycCRITIQUES April 18,2016,Vol.61, No.16, Article 9. View
  8. Carlson, L.(2016). Mindfulness-based interventions for coping with cancer. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. ISSN 0077-8923 View
  9. Carlson, L.(2016). Book chapter: Meditation and Physical Health.The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice. Edited by Michael A. West, Oxford, University Press,Jan,2016. 10.1093/med:psych/9780199688906.003.0009. View




  1. Carlson, L.E., (2015) Mindfulness in Oncology: Healing through relationships (pp. 71-74). In Mindful Medical Practice. Springer. View. 
  2. Carlson, L. E.(2015). Invited Commentary: The Mindfulness to Meaning Theory: Putting a name to observed clinical process and outcomes of mindfulness training. Psychological Inquiry. 26(4): 322-325. View
  3. Carlson, L. E.(2015). Invited Commentary on "Mindfulness Meditation for Younger Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial". Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly. 26(4): 294-296. View
  4. Tamagawa, R., Speca, M., Stephen, J., Pickering, B., Lawlor-Savage, L., & Carlson, L.E. (2015). Predictors and Effects of Class Attendance and Home Practice of Yoga and Meditation Among Breast Cancer Survivors in a Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) Program. Mindfulness (January 2015): 1. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-014-0381-4. View.
  5. Johnson, J. A., Rash, J., Campbell, T., Savard, J., Gehrman, P., Perlis, M., Carlson, L. E., & Garland, S. N. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in cancer survivors. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 27(June 2015):20-28. View
  6. Garland, S. N., Rouleau, C. R., Campbell, T., Samuels, C., & Carlson, L. E. (2015). The Comparative Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) on Sleep and Mindfulness in Cancer Patients. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 2015 Aug 20. pii: S1550-8307(15)00148-2. View
  7. Rouleau, C.R., Garland, S.N., & Carlson, L.E. (2015). The impact of mindfulness-based interventions on symptom burden, positive psychological outcomes, and biomarkers in cancer patients. Cancer Management and Research. 2015(7), 121-131. View
  8. King, N., Balneaves, L.G., Levin, G.T., Nguyen, T., Nation, J.G., Card, C., Truant, T., & Carlson, L.E. (2015). Surveys of Cancer Patients and Cancer Health Care Providers Regarding Complementary Therapy Use, Communication, and Information Needs. Integrative Cancer Therapies. Published online before print June 11 2015 doi:10.1177/1534735415589984 View
  9. White, J., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., & Carlson, L.E. (2015). Animal Assisted Therapy and counseling support for women with breast cancer: an exploration of patient’s perceptions. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2015: 1-8, DOI: 10.1177/1534735415580678. View.  
  10. Hong, G., White, J., Zhong, L., & Carlson, L.E. (2015). Survey of policies and guidelines on antioxidant use for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship in North American cancer centers: What do institutions perceive as evidence? Integrative Cancer Therapies, 14(4), 305-317. DOI: 10.1177/1534735415572884 View
  11. Carlson, L.E. (2015). Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Physical Conditions: A Selective Review. In Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice (p. Ch 22). New York, NY: Guilford Press. ISBN 9781462519071 View




  1. Carlson, L. E., R. Tamagawa, J. Stephen, R. Doll, P. Faris, D. Dirkse, and M. Speca. (2014). Tailoring Mind-Body Therapies to Individual Needs: Patients' Program Preference and Psychological Traits as Moderators of the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery and Supportive-Expressive Therapy in Distressed Breast Cancer Survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr (2014)2014 (50): 308-314. doi:10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu034 View 
  2. Carlson, L.E., Beattie, T.L. Giese-Davis, J., Faris, P., Tamagawa, R., Fick, L.J., Degelman, E.S. & Speca, M. (2014). Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere length relative to controls in distressed breast cancer survivors. Cancer, 2015Feb1: 121(3): 476-484. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.29063 View
  3. Greenlee, H., Balneaves, L.G., Carlson, L.E., Cohen, M., Deng, G., Hershman, D., Mumber, M., Perlmutter, J., Seely, D., Sen, A., Zick, S., & Tripathy, D. (2014). Clinical practice guidelines on the use of integrative therapies as supportive care associated with breast cancer treatment. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr (2014)2014 (50): 346-358. doi:10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu041 View 
  4. Labelle, L.E., Campbell, T.S., Faris, P., and Carlson, L.E. (2014). Mediators of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Assessing the Timing and Sequence of Change in Cancer Patients. J Clin Psychol. 2015 Jan;71(1):21-40. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22117. Epub 2014 Aug 5. View
  5. Labelle, L.E., Lawlor-Savage, L., Campbell, T.S., Faris, P. and Carlson, L.E.  (2014) . Does self-report mindfulness mediate the effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on spirituality and posttraumatic growth in cancer patients? The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2014, 10(2), 153-166. http// View
  6. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Mackenzie, M.J., & Angen, M. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: An Adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Cancer Patients. In Baer, R.A (Ed). Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches (Second Edition). Academic Press: Elsevier, San Diego, CA. pp. 293-316. ISBN: 9780124160316 View
  7. Garland, S.N, Johnson, J.A., Savard, J., Gehrman, P., Perlis, M., Carlson, L.E. and Campbell, T.S. (2014). Sleeping well with cancer: a systematic review of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer patients. Neuropsychiatric Treat. 2014 Jun 18;10:1113-24. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S47790. eCollection 2014. View
  8. Mackenzie, M.J., Carlson, L.E. , Paskevich, D.M., Ekkekakis, P., Wurz, A.J., Wytsma, K, Krenz, K.A., McAuley, E, Culos-Reed, S.N. (2014). Associations between attention, affect and cardiac activity in a single yoga session for female cancer survivors: An enactive neurophenomenology-based approach. Consciousness and Cognition 2014. July 2014(27), 129-146. http// View
  9. Zernicke, K.A., Carlson, L.E. , Campell, T.S., Speca, M., Mccabe-Ruff , M., Flowers, S. (2014). A Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial of Feasibility and Efficacy of an Online Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program: The eTherapy for Cancer Applying Mindfulness Trial. Psychosomatic Medicine 76(4):257-67. doi: 10.1097/PSY.000000000000005 View
  10. Carlson, L.E. (2014). Reply to W. Hollingworth et al: Needs assessments in reducing distress among patients with cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. JCO March 20, 2014. 32(9): 969-970. http//  View
  11. Collie, K., McCormick, J., Waller, A., Railton, C., Shirt, L., Chobanuk, J., Taylor, A., Lau, H., Hao, D., Walley, B., Kapusta, B., Joy, A.A., Carlson, L.E., and Giese–Davis, J., (2014). Qualitative evaluation of care plans for Canadian breast and head-and-neck cancer survivors. Current Oncology, 22014 Feb;21(1):e18-28. doi: 10.3747/co.21.1698. View
  12. Garland, S.N, Carlson, L.E. , Stephens, A.J., Antle, M.C., Samuels, C., and Campbell, T.S., (2014). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Compared With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid With Cancer: A Randomized, Partially Blinded, Noninferiority Trial. JCO. 2014Feb10; 32(5): 449-57. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.7265 View




  1. Bultz, B.D., Waller, A., Cullum, J., Jones, P., Halland, J., Groff, S.L., Leckie, C., Shirt, L., Blanchard, S., Lau, H., Easaw, J., Fassbender, K. and Carlson, L.E. (2013) . Implementing Routine Screening for Distress, the Sixth Vital Sign, for Patients With Head and Neck and Neurologic Cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2013, 11:1249-1261. View
  2. Carlson, L.E. (2013). Mind-Body Therapies for Cancer Patients. Overview and Focus for Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Pneireview, 2013(2), 35-42. DOI:10.1002/cncr.29063  View
  3. Hughes, J. W., Fresco, D. M., Myerscough, R., H M van Dulmen, M., Carlson, L. E., & Josephson, R. (2013). Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Prehypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2013 Oct;75(8):721-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182a3e4e5. View
  4. Beck, A.M., Robinson, J.W., Carlson, L.E. (2013). Sexual Values as the Key to Maintaining Satisfying Sex After Prostate Cancer Treatment: The Physical Pleasure–Relational Intimacy Model of Sexual Motivation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2013 Nov;42(8):1637-47. doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0168-z View
  5. Thomas, B.C., Waller, A., Malhi, R.L., Fung, T., Carlson, L.E. , Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D. (2013) . A Longitudinal Analysis of Symptom Clusters in Cancer Patients and Their Sociodemographic Predictors. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2014 Mar;47(3):566-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 Sep 12. View
  6. Enns, A., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D., Fung, T., Carlson, L.E. (2013) . Risk Factors for Continuous Distress Over a 12-Month Period in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Outpatients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2013;31(5):489-506. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.822052. View
  7. Carlson, L.E. (2013) . Screening Alone Is Not Enough: The Importance of Appropriate Triage, Referral, and Evidence-Based Treatment of Distress and Common Problems. JCO. October 10, 2013; 31(29): 3616-3617. doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.51.4315 View
  8. Carlson, L.E. (2013). FEATURE : Mindfulness-based cancer recovery, The development of an evidence-based psychosocial oncology intervention. Oncology Exchange, May 2013. 12(2): 21-25.  View 
  9. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Zhong,L., Bultz, B.D. (2013). Reply: benefits of screening cancer patients for distress still not demonstrated. BJC (2013);108, 738–739. doi:10.1038/bjc.2013.17 View
  10. Carlson, L.E. , Doll, R., Stephen, J., Faris, P., Tamagawa, R., Drysdale, R., and Speca, M., (2013) . Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy for Distressed Survivors of Breast Cancer (MINDSET). JCO,2013 Sep 1;31(25):3119-26, 2013.View
  11. Tamagawa, R., Giese-Davis, J., Speca, M., Doll, R., Stephen, J., and Carlson, L.E. (2013) . Trait Mindfulness, Repression, Suppression, and Self-Reported Mood and Stress Symptoms Among Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2013 Mar;69(3):264-77. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21939. Epub 2012 Dec 20. View
  12. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D. (2013). Reply to Dekker et al: Comment on ‘Online screening for distress, the 6th vital sign, in newly diagnosed oncology outpatients: randomised controlled trial of computerised vs personalised triage’ – Psychological distress in patients with cancer: is screening the effective solution? British Journal of Cancer, 2013 Jun 25; 108(12): 2631–2632. Published online 2013 Jun 11. doi:10.1038/bjc.2013.287  View
  13. Bultz, B.D. & Carlson, L.E.(2013). Editorial on: Effects of screening for psychological distress on patient outcomes in cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. July 2013: 75(1), 18-19. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.04.002 View
  14. Mackenzie, M.J., Carlson, L.E., Ekkekakis, P.,Paskevich,D.M., and Culos-Reed, S.N. (2013). Affect and Mindfulness as Predictors of Change in Mood Disturbance, Stress Symptoms, and Quality of Life in a Community-Based Yoga Program for Cancer Survivors. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2013(2013): 1-13. doi: http//  View 
  15. Garland, S.N., Campell, T., Samuels, C., Carlson, L.E., (2013). Dispositional mindfulness, insomnia, sleep quality and dysfunctional sleep beliefs in post-treatment cancer patients. Personality and Individual Differences. July2013: 55(3): 306-311. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.03.003 View 
  16. Zernicke, K., Campbell, T., Speca, M., McCabe-Ruff, K., Flowers, S., Dirkse, D., & Carlson, L.E. (2013). The eCALM Trial - eTherapy for cancer appLying mindfulness: online mindfulness-based cancer recovery program for underserved individuals living with cancer in Alberta: protocol development for a randomized wait-list controlled clinical trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, 13:34. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-34 View
  17. Carlson, L.E. (2013). Book review: Applying wisdom and compassion in therapy: two wings of a bird. A review of:  Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: deeping mindfulness in clinical practice. PsycCritiques (1554-0138), Jan 23, 2013, Vol.58, release4, Article3. View
  18. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Giese-Davis, J., Bultz, B.D. (2013). What goes up does not always come down: patterns of distress, physical and psychosocial morbidity in people with cancer over a one year period. Psycho-Oncology 2013 Jan;22(1):168-76. doi: 10.1002/pon.2068. Epub 2011 Oct 4. View
  19. Jones, P., Blunda, M., Biegel, G., Carlson, L.E., Biel, M., Wiener, L. (2013). Can Mindfulness-based interventions help adolescents with cancer? Psycho-Oncology 2013 Sep;22(9):2148-51. doi: 10.1002/pon.3251. Epub 2013 Feb 18. View


  1. Lau, G.J., Carlson, L.E.(2012). Commentary: Disease-Specific Self-Concept, Defensive Distancing, and Subjective Well-Being in Head and Neck Cancer.  Landmarks in Psychosocial Care. Cancer Patient Stereotypes. Current Oncology, August 2012.: 11(3),  E31-32. View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., GRoff, S.L., Bultz, B.D. (2012). Screening for distress, the six vital sign, in lung cancer patients: effects on pain, fatigue, and common problems - secondary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology, 2013 Aug;22(8):1880-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.3223. Epub 2012 Nov 12. View 
  3. Giese-Davis, J., Waller, A., Carlson, L.E., Groff, S., Zhong, L., Neri, E., Bachor, S., Adamyk-Simpson, J., Rancourt, K.MS., Dunlop, B., Bultz, B.D. (2012). Screening for distress, the 6th vital sign: common problems in cancer outpatients over one year in usual care: associations with marital status, sex, and age. BMC Cancer, 2012 Oct 2;12:441. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-441. View
  4. Mitchell, A.L., Waller, A., Carlson, L.E. (2012). Implementing a screening programme for distress in cancer settings: Science and practice. Psicooncologia, 2012; 9(2-3): 259-275. View
  5. Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Hagen, N., Bultz, B.D. and Carlson, L.E. (2012). Characterizing distress,the 6th vital sign, in an oncology pain clinic. Current oncology.  2012 Apr; 19(2): e53–e59. doi: 10.3747/co.19.882 View
  6. Carlson.L.E (2012). Mindfulness-Based interventions for physical conditions: A narrative review evaluating levels of evidence. ISRN Psychiatry 2012(2012): 1-21.  doi: 10.5402/2012/651583. View
  7. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., Groff, S.L., Zhong, L., & Bultz, B.D. (2012). Online screening for distress in newly diagnosed oncology outpatients: Randomised controlled trial of computerised vs. personalized triage. British Journal of Cancer,  2012 Aug 7;107(4):617-25. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.309. Epub 2012 Jul 24. View 
  8. Zernicke, K.A., Lawlor-Savage, L., Lounsberry, J., Zhong, L., Blustein, P.K., Campbell, T.S., & Carlson, L.E. (2012). Mindfulness-based stress reduction improves distress in two different chronic illnesses. Journal of Behavioural Health, 1(3), 201-208. DOI: View
  9. Mitchell, A.J., Meader, N., Davies, E., Clover, K., Carter, G.L., Loscalzo, M.J., Linden, W., Grassi, L., Johansen, C., Carlson, L.E., & Zabora, J. (2012). Meta-analysis of screening and case finding tools for depression in cancer: Evidence based recommendations for clinical practice on behalf of the Depression in Cancer care consensus group. Journal of Affective Disorders 2012 Oct;140(2):149-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.043. Epub 2012 May 24. View
  10. Zernicke, K.A., Campbell, T.S., Blustein, P.K., Fung, T.S., Johnson, J.A., Bacon, S.L., & Carlson, L.E. (2012). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: A randomized wait-list controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2013 Sep;20(3):385-96. doi: 10.1007/s12529-012-9241-6. View
  11. Garland, S.N., Tamagawa, R., Todd, S.C., Speca, M., Carlson, L.E. (2012). Increased mindfulness is related to improved stress and mood following participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program in individuals with cancer. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2013 Jan;12(1):31-40. doi: 10.1177/1534735412442370. Epub 2012 Apr 13. View
  12. Carlson, L.E., Waller, A., Mitchell, A.J. (2012). Screening for distress and unmet needs in patients with cancer: Review and recommendations. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2012 Apr 10;30(11):1160-77. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2011.39.5509. Epub 2012 Mar 12. View
  13. Johnson, J.A., Lavoie, K.L., Bacon, S.L., Carlson, L.E., Campbell, T.S. (2012). The effect of trait rumination on adaptation to repeated stress. Psychosomatic Medicine  2012 Apr;74(3):258-62. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31824c3ef2. Epub 2012 Mar 9. View
  14. Tamagawa, R., Garland, S. N., Vaska, M., & Carlson, L. E. (2012). Who benefits from psychosocial interventions? A systematic review of psychological moderators for outcomes of psychosocial interventions among cancer patients. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2012 Dec;35(6):658-73. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9398-0. Epub 2012 Jan 22. View




  1. Carlson, L.E. & Halifax, J. (2011). Mindfulness for cancer and terminal illness. In McCracken, L.M. (Ed). Mindfulness and Acceptance in Behavioral Medicine: Current Theory and Practice. pp. 159-186. New Harbinger, Oakland, CA. ISBN-13: 978-1572247314 View
  2. Waller, A., Williams, A., Groff, S.L., Bultz, B.D., Carlson, L.E. (2011). Screening for distress, the sixth vital sign: Examining self-referral in people with cancer over a one-year period. Psycho-oncology 2013 Feb;22(2):388-95. doi: 10.1002/pon.2102. Epub 2011 Dec 2. View
  3. Carlson, L.E., Lounsberry, J. Maciejewski, O. Hoeber, M., Taenzer, P. (2011). Telehealth-delivered group smoking cessation for rural and urban participants: Feasibility and cessation rates. Addictive Behaviours  2012 Jan;37(1):108-14. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.09.011. Epub 2011 Sep 16. View
  4. Stewart D.A, Duan, Q., Carlson, L., Russell, J.A., Bahlis, N.J., Duggan, P., Hasegawa, W., Voralia, M. (2011). A Prospective Phase II Study of RICE Re-Induction, Then High-Dose Fludarabine and Busulfan, Followed by Autologous or Allogeneic Blood Stem Cell Transplantation for Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2011 Dec;11(6):475-82. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2011.06.012. Epub 2011 Aug 10. View
  5. Campbell, T.S., Labelle, L. E., Bacon, S. L., Faris, P., & Carlson, L. E. (2011). Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on attention, rumination and resting blood pressure in women with cancer: A waitlist-controlled study. Journal of Behavioural Medicine 2012 Jun;35(3):262-71. doi: 10.1007/s10865-011-9357-1. Epub 2011 Jun 12. View
  6. Garland, S. N., Carlson, L. E., Antle, M., Samuels, C., & Campbell, T. (2011). I-CAN SLEEP: Rationale and Design of a non-inferiority RCT of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Insomnia in CANcer survivors. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32. Impact Factor 1.82 doi:10.1016/j.cct.2011.05.014 View
  7. Hack, T.F., Carlson, L., Butler, L., Degner, L.F., the SCRN Communication Team (Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Weir, L.), & Jakulj, F. (2011). Facilitating the implementation of empirically valid interventions in psychosocial oncology and supportive care. Support Care Cancer 2011 Aug;19(8):1097-105. doi: 10.1007/s00520-011-1159-z. Epub 2011 Apr 15. View
  8. Carlson, L.E., Groff, S., Waller, A., Bultz, B.D. (2011). Reply to S. Palmer et al. clinical trial did demonstrate benefits for screening cancer patients for distress. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(10), e279-e80. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.34.1727 View




  1. Birnie, K., Speca, M. & Carlson, L.E. (2010). Exploring self-compassion and empathy in the context of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Stress & Health 26(5), 359-371. doi: 10.1002/smi.1305 View
  2. Carlson, L.E. & Speca, M. (2010). Mindfulness based cancer recovery: A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life. New Harbinger Publications Inc. Oakland, CA Order from Amazon now!
  3. Birnie, K., Garland, S.N., Carlson, L.E. (2010) Brief Report: Psychological benefits of cancer patients and their partners participating in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Psycho-oncology 2010 Sep;19(9):1004-9. doi: 10.1002/pon.1651. View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Groff, S., Maciejewski, O., Bultz, B.D. (2010). Screening for distress in lung and breast cancer outpatients: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010 Nov 20;28(33):4884-91. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2009.27.3698. Epub 2010 Oct 12. View
  5. Lounsberry, J., MacRae, H., Angen, M., Hoeber, M., Carlson, L.E. (2010). Feasibility study of a telehealth delivered, psychoeducational support group for allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. Psycho-oncology  2010 Jul;19(7):777-81. doi: 10.1002/pon.1617. View
  6. Labelle, L.E., Campbell, T.S., Carlson, L.E. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction in oncology: Evaluating mindfulness and rumination as mediators of change in depressive symptoms. Mindfulness 2010Mar12: 1(1), 28-40 DOI: 10.1007/s12671-010-0005-6 View
  7. Carlson, L.E. & Garland, S.N. (2010). Effects of psychosocial interventions on psychoendoneurocrine outcomes in cancer patients: Where do we go from here? In Nejc S. Penkava & Logan R. Haight (eds). Neuroendocrinology and Research Developments. Nova Science Publishing Inc. Hauppauge, NY. ISBN: 978-1-60876-983-4  View
  8. Carlson, L.E., Clifford, S.S., Groff, S.L., Maciejewski, O., & Bultz, B.D. (2010). Screening for Depression in Cancer Care. In Mitchell, A.J. & Coyne, J.C. (Eds.), Screening for depression in clinical practice: An Evidence-Based guide. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. pp. 265-295 ISBN: 978-0-19-538019-4  
  9. Hundleby, M., Collie, K., & Carlson, L.E. (2010). Creative arts in oncology. In Kissane, D., P. Bultz, B.D., Butow, P.M. & Finlay, I. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Communication in Cancer and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. pp. 573-582 ISBN-13:9780199238361 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.001.0001 View
  10. Thomas, B.C., Lounsberry, J.J., & Carlson, L.E. (2010). Challenges in communicating with ethnically diverse populations. In Kissane, D., Bultz, B.D., Butow, P.M. & Finlay, I. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Communication in Cancer and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. pp. 375-388 ISBN-13: 9780199238361 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.001.0001 View
  11. Carlson, L.E. & Bultz, B.D. (2010). Communication and coping as a survivor. In D. Kissane, P. Butow, B. Bultz, & I. Finlay. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press (OUP). New York, NY. pp.177-190 ISBN-13: 9780199238361 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.001.0001 View
  12. Carlson, L.E. (2010). Meditation and Yoga. In Holland, J., Breitbart, W.S., Jacobsen, P.B., Lederberg, M.S., Loscalzo, M.J., McCorkle, R. (Eds) Psycho-oncology (2nd Edition). Oxford University Press. New York, NY. pp429-439 ISBN-13: 978-0195367430 View




  1. Mack, L.A., Cook, L.S., Temple, W.J., Carlson, L.E., Hilsden, R.J., Oddone Paolucci, E. (2009) Colorectal cancer screening among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients: benefits and barriars. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2009 Aug;16(8):2092-100. doi: 10.1245/s10434-009-0528-z. Epub 2009 May 29.View
  2. Bond, K.T., Ospina, M.B., Hooton, N., Bialy, L., Dryden, D., Buscemi, N., Shannahoff-Khalsa, D., Dusek, J., & Carlson, L.E. (2009). The development of demarcation criteria for "meditation". Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 1(2), 129-137 View
  3. Ospina, M.B., Bond, K., Karkaneh, M., Buscemi, N., Dryden, D., Barnes, V., Carlson, L.E., Dusek, J.A., Shannahoff-Khalsa, D. (2009). Clinical trials of meditation practices in healthcare: characteristics and quality. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 14(10), 11999-1213 View
  4. Ching, L., Carlson, L.E., & Dobson, K. (2009). Risk and resilience factors for depression in women with cancer. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Women and Depression. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. ISBN: 978-1-60456-647-5 pp. 379-401 
  5. Thomas, B.C., Groff, S., Tsang, K., & Carlson, L.E. Patient ethnicity: A key predictor of cancer care satisfaction. Ethnicity & Health 2009 Aug;14(4):351-8. doi: 10.1080/13557850802638203. View
  6. Thomas, B.C., Carlson, L.E., & Bultz, B.D. (2009). Cancer patient ethnic identity: associations with distress - the 6h vital sign: A new look at defining patient ethnicity in a multicultural context. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2009 Aug;11(4):237-48. doi: 10.1007/s10903-008-9180-0. Epub 2008 Sep 5. View
  7. Garland, S.N., Carlson, L.E., Marr, H., & Simpson, S. (2009). Recruitment and retention of palliative care patients and their partners participating in a longitudinal evaluation of a psychosocial retreat program. Palliative and Supportive Care, 2009 Mar;7(1):49-56. doi: 10.1017/S1478951509000078. View
  8. Shapiro, S.L. & Carlson, L.E. (2009). The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN-13: 978-1433804656 Buy Here
  9. Verhoef, M.J., Trojan, L., Armitage, G.D., Carlson, L., & Hilsden, R.J. (2009). Complementary therapies for cancer patients: assessing information use and needs. Chronic Diseases in Canada,2009;29(2):80-8.View
  10. Carlson, L.E., Labelle, L., Garland, S.N., Hutchins, M.L., & Birnie, K. (2009). Mindfulness-based interventions in oncology. In F. Didonna (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (pp. 383-405). New York, NY: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-09593-6  Buy Here



  1. Ching, L.E., Carlson, L.E. & Dobson, K.S. (2008). Risk and resilience factors for depression in women with cancer. International Journal of Psychology Research 3(4)
  2. Carlson, L.E., Bultz, B. (2008). Mind-body interventions in oncology, Current Treatment Options, 2008 Jun;9(2-3):127-34. doi: 10.1007/s11864-008-0064-2. Epub 2008 Aug 13. View
  3. Chunlestskul, K., Carlson, L.E., Koopmans, J.P., & Angen, M. (2008). Lived experiences of Canadian women with metastatic breast cancer in preparation for their death: A qualitative study. Part I - Preparations and Consequences. Journal of Palliative Care, 2008 Spring;24(1):5-15. View
  4. Chunlestskul, K., Carlson, L.E., Koopmans, J.P., & Angen, M. (2008). Lived experiences of Canadian women with metastatic breast cancer in preparation for their death: A qualitative study. Part II - Enabling and Inhibiting Factors; the Paradox of Death Preparation. Journal of Palliative Care,  2008 Spring;24(1):16-25. View
  5. Groff, S.L., Carlson, L.E., Tsang, K. & Potter, B.J. (2008). Cancer patients' satisfaction with care in traditional and innovative ambulatory oncology clinics. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 2008 Jul-Sep;23(3):251-7. doi: 10.1097/01.NCQ.0000324590.99460.f6. View
  6. Grossman, P., Deuring, G., Garland, S.N., Campbell, T.S. & Carlson, L.E. (2008). Patterns of objective physical functioning and perception of mood and fatigue in post-treatment breast cancer patients and healthy controls: An ambulatory psychophysiological investigation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2008 Sep;70(7):819-28. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31818106f1. Epub 2008 Aug 25. View
  7. Hagen, N., Stiles, C., Nekolaichuk, C., Biondo, P., Carlson, L.E., Fisher, K., Rainsinger, R. (2008). The Alberta Breakthrough Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT-R) for Cancer Patients: A validation study using a Delphi process and patient think aloud interviews. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2008 Feb;35(2):136-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.03.016. Epub 2008 Jan 7. View
  8. Palmer, J., Trotter, T., Joy, A.A., & Carlson, L.E. (2008). Cognitive effects of Tamoxifen in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer compared to healthy controls. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2008 Dec;2(4):275-82. doi: 10.1007/s11764-008-0070-1. Epub 2008 Oct 16. View




  1. Bultz, B.D., Thomas, B.C. Stewart, D.A., & Carlson, L.E. (2007). Distress - the sixth vital sign in cancer care: Implications for treating older adults undergoing chemotherapy. Geriatrics and Aging, 10(10), 647-653. View
  2. Carlson, L.E. & Speca, M. (2007). Managing daily and long-term stress. In M. Feurestein (Ed.), Handbook of Cancer Survivorship (pp. 339-360). New York, NY: Springer. View
  3. Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., Patel, K.D. & Faris, P. (2007). One year follow-up of psychological, endocrine, immune, and blood pressure outcomes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 2007 Nov;21(8):1038-49. Epub 2007 May 22. View
  4. Beck, A.M., Robinson, J.W. & Carlson, L.E. (2007). Sexual intimacy in heterosexual couples after prostate cancer: What we know and what we still need to learn. Urologic Oncology, 2009 Mar-Apr;27(2):137-43. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2007.11.032. Epub 2008 Mar 4. View
  5. Carlson, L.E. & Thomas, B.C. (2007). Development of the Calgary Symptoms of Stress Inventory (C-SOSI). International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,  2007;14(4):249-56. View
  6. Garland, S., Carlson, L.E., Cook, S., Lansdell, L. & Speca, M. (2007). An non-randomized comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and healing arts programs for facilitating post-traumatic growth and spirituality in cancer outpatients. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2007 Aug;15(8):949-61. Epub 2007 Jul 5. View
  7. Mackenzie, M., Carlson, L.E., Munoz, M. & Speca, M. (2007). A qualitative study of self-perceived effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in a psychosocial oncology setting. Stress and Health, 2007Feb: 23(1), 59-69. DOI: 10.1002/smi.1120 View
  8. Pickles, T., Reuther, J.D., Wier, L., Carlson, L.E., Jakulj, F. & the SCRN Communication Team. (2007). Psychosocial barriers to active surveillance for the management of early prostate cancer and a strategy for increased acceptance. British Journal of Urology International, 2007 Sep;100(3):544-51. Epub 2007 May 26.View
  9. Carlson, L.E., Campbell, T.S., Garland, S.N. & Grossman, P. (2007). Associations among salivary cortisol, melatonin, catecholamines, sleep quality and stress in women with breast cancer and healthy controls. Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 2007 Feb;30(1):45-58. Epub 2007 Jan 24. View
  10. Tsang, K., Carlson, L.E. & Olson, K. (2007). Pilot crossover trial of reiki vs. rest for treating cancer-related fatigue. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2007 Mar;6(1):25-35.View
  11. Verhoef, M.J., Mulkins, A., Carlson, L.E., Hilsden, R.J. & Kania, A. (2007). Assessing the role of evidence in patients' evaluation of complementary therapies. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2007 Dec;6(4):345-53. View




  1. Bultz, B.D. & Carlson, L.E. (2006). Emotional distress: The 6th vital sign in cancer care. Psycho-Oncology, 15, 93-95. View
  2. Carlson, L.E. (2006). Book Review: The Psychoneuroimmunology of Cancer by C.E. Lewis., R.M. O'Brian & J. Barraclough. Psycho-Oncology, 15(10), 931-932. View
  3. Carlson, L.E., Smith, D., Russell, J., Fibich, C. & Whittaker, T. (2006). Individualized exercise program for the treatment of severe fatigue in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT). Bone Marrow Transplant, 2006 May;37(10):945-54. View
  4. Carlson, L.E. & Shapiro, S.L. (2006). Mind-Body Interventions. In M. Mulder (Ed.), Integrated Oncology Principles and Practice. Taylor & Francis Group: London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9-78-0-41537-415-6  Buy Here
  5. Culos-Reed, N., Carlson, L.E., Daroux, L.M. & Hately-Aldous, S. (2006). A pilot study of yoga for breast cancer survivors: Physical and psychological benefits. Psycho-Oncology, 2006 Oct;15(10):891-7. View
  6. Lau, M.A., Bishop, S.R., Segal, Z.V., Buis, T., Anderson, N.D., Carlson, L.E., Shapiro, S., Carmody, J., Abbey, S. & Devins, G. (2006). The Toronto Mindfulness Scale: Development and validation. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2006 Dec;62(12):1445-67. View
  7. Minor, H., Carlson, L.E., Mackenzie, M., Zernicke, K. & Jones, L. (2006). Evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program for caregivers of children with chronic conditions. Social Work in Health Care, 2006;43(1):91-109. View
  8. Shapiro, S.L., Astin, J. & Carlson, L.E. (2006). Mechanisms of mindfulness: A new way of seeing. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2006: 62(3), 373-386. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20237 View
  9. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Mackenzie, M.J. and Angen, M. (2006). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as an Intervention for Cancer Patients In Baer, R. (Ed.) Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician's Guide to Evedence Base and Applications. Pp 239-261. Academic Press: Boston, MA. View




  1. Bultz, B.D. & Carlson, L.E. (2005). Emotional distress: The 6th vital sign in cancer care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2005Sept10: 23(26), 6440-6441. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2005.02.3259 View
  2. Bulter, L., Degner, L.F., Baile, W., the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Brundage, M., Bultz, B., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P., Tishelman, C. & Thorne, S.) & Landry, M. (2005). Developing communication competency in the context of cancer: A critical interpretive analysis of provider training programs. Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):861-72; discussion 873-4. View
  3. Carlson, L.E. (2005). Book Review: Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology by J.H. Daruna. Canadian Psychology, 46(1), 53-55. View
  4. Carlson, L.E. & Brown, K.W. (2005). Validation of a Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale in a cancer population. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2005 Jan;58(1):29-33. View
  5. Carlson, L.E., Bultz, B.D., & Morris, D. (2005). Individualized quality of life (QL), standardized QL, and distress in patients undergoing a phase I trial of the novel therapeutic reolysin (reovirus). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 3: 7. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-3-7 View
  6. Carlson, L.E., Feldman-Stewart, D., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M. & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Davison, J., Parker, P. & Thorne, S.). (2005). Patient-professional communication research in cancer: An integrative review of research methods in the context of a conceptual framework. Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):812-28; discussion 829-30. View
  7. Carlson, L.E. & Garland, S. (2005). Impact of Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on sleep, mood, stress, and fatigue symptoms in cancer out-patients. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2005;12(4):278-85. doi: 10.1207/s15327558ijbm1204_9. View
  8. Carlson, L.E. & Garland, S. (2005). Quality of life (QL) as an endpoint in phase I oncology clinical trials of novel chemotherapy drugs. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 2005 Oct;5(5):633-44. doi: 10.1586/14737167.5.5.633. View
  9. Feldman-Stewart, D., Brundage, M.D., Tishelman, C. & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Parker, P. & Thorne, S.). (2005). A conceptual framework for patient-professional communication: An application to the cancer context. Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):801-9; discussion 810-1. View
  10. Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Parker, P.A. & the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W., Brundage, M., Bultz, B., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Thorne, S. & Tishelman, C.). (2005). The communication goals and needs of cancer patients: A review. Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):831-45; discussion 846-7. View
  11. Mackenzie, M.J., Carlson, L.E. & Speca, M. (2005). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in oncology: Rationale and review. Evidence-based Integrative Medicine, 2(3), 139-145.  View
  12. Parker, P., Davison, B.J., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M.D. & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, M., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Feldman-Stewart, D. & Thorne, S.). (2005). What do we know about facilitating patient communication in the cancer care setting? Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):848-58; discussion 859-60. View
  13. Thorne, S.E., Bultz, B.D., Baile, W.F. & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, M., Brundage, M., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P. & Tishelman, C.). (2005). Is there a cost to poor communication in cancer care? A critical review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology, 2005 Oct;14(10):875-84; discussion 885-6. View



  1. Bishop, S.R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L.E., Anderson, N., Carmody, J., Segal, Z., Abbey, S., Speca, M., Velting, D. & Devins, G. (2004). Mindfulness: A proposed operational definition. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2004, 11, 230-241. doi:10.1093/clipsy/bph077 View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Angen, M., Cullum, J., Goodey, E., Koopmans, J., Lamon, L., MacRae, J.H., Martin, M., Pelletier, G., Robinson, J., Speca, M., Tillotson, L., & Bultz, B. (2004). High levels of untreated distress and fatigue in cancer patients. British Journal of Cancer, 2004 Jun 14;90(12):2297-304. View
  3. Carlson, L.E. & Bultz, B.D. (2004). Efficacy and medical cost offset of psychosocial interventions in cancer care: Making the case for economic analyses. Psycho-Oncology, 2004 Dec;13(12):837-49; discussion 850-6.  View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., Patel, K.D. & Goodey, E. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress, and levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrostrone-sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29, 448-474. View
  5. Carlson, L.E. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction: Overview and applications in cancer. Biofeedback, 32(3), 42-45. View
  6. Culos-Reed, S., Carlson, L.E., Daroux, L.M. & Hately-Aldous, S. (2004). Discovering physical and psychological benefits of yoga for cancer survivors. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 14, 45-52. View
  7. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Mackenzie, M.J. & Angen, M. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as an intervention for cancer patients. In R. Baer (Ed.), Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: A clinician's guide to evidence base and applications (pp. 239-261). Boston, MA: Academic Press. View




  1. Carlson, L.E. & Bultz, B.D. (2003). Cancer distress screening: Needs, models and methods. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55(5), 403-409. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00514-2 View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., Patel, K.D. & Goodey, E. (2003). Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress, and immune parameters in breast and prostate cancer outpatients. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(4), 571-581. View
  3. Carlson, L.E., Taenzer, P., Koopmans, J. & Casebeer, A. (2003). Predictive value of aspects of the transtheoretical model on smoking cessation in a community-based large-group cognitive behavioral program. Addictive Behaviors, 2003 Jun;28(4):725-40. View




  1. Carlson, L.E. & Bultz, B.D. (2002). Efficacy vs. cost of psychosocial interventions: An evidence-based call for action. Oncology Exchange, 1(2), 34-39, 49-51. View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Goodey, E., Bennett, M., Taenzer, P. & Koopmans, J. (2002). The addition of social support to a community-based large group behavioral smoking cessation intervention: Improved cessation rates and gender differences. Addictive Behaviors, 2002 Jul-Aug;27(4):547-59. View
  3. Carlson, L.E. & MacRae, J.H. (2002). Quality of life issues following autologous bone marrow transplantation. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 2002 Apr;2(2):129-46. doi: 10.1586/14737167.2.2.129. View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Taenzer, P. & Koopmans, J. (2002). Structural equation modelling evaluation of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) for the prediction of smoking cessation in a large group behavioral cessation program. In L. Hayduk, X. Ma & Carter-Snell, C. (Eds), Structural Equation Modelling and Hierarchical Linear Modelling: Communicating Across Disciplines (pp. 59-86). Edmonton: University of Alberta Population Research Laboratory. View
  5. Simpson, J.S.A., Carlson, L.E., Beck, C. & Patten, S. (2002). Social support and psychiatric morbidity in breast cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology,  2002 Jul-Aug;11(4):282-94. View




  1. Carlson, L.E. (2001). Psychogeography of India's Sacred Rivers. Clio's Psyche, Mar2004: 7(4), 180-182. View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Koski, T. & Gluck, S. (2001). Longitudinal effects of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation on quality of life in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Bone Marrow Transplantation,  2001 May;27(9):989-98. View
  3. Carlson, L.E., Ottenbreit, N., St. Pierre, M. & Bultz, B.D. (2001). Partner understanding of the breast and prostate cancer experience. Cancer Nursing, 2001 Jun;24(3):231-9. View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., Hagen, N., & Taenzer, P. (2001). Computerized quality of life screening in a cancer pain clinic. Journal of Palliative Care, 2001 Spring;17(1):46-52. View
  5. Carlson, L.E., Ursuliak, Z., Goodey, E., Angen, M. & Speca, M. (2001). The effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on mood and symptoms of stress in cancer outpatients: Six-month follow-up. Supportive Care in Cancer, 9(2), 112-123. View
  6. Ellwood, A.L., Carlson, L.E. & Bultz, B.D. (2001). Empirically supported treatments: Will this movement in the field of psychology impact the practice of psychosocial oncology? Psycho-Oncology, 2001 May-Jun;10(3):199-205. View
  7. Simpson, J.S.A., Carlson, L.E. & Trew, M.E. (2001). Impact of a group psychosocial intervention on health care utilization by breast cancer patients. Cancer Practice, 2001 Jan-Feb;9(1):19-26. View



  1. Carlson, L.E., Bultz, B.D., Speca, M. & St. Pierre, M. (2000). Partners of cancer patients: Part I. Impact, adjustment, and coping across the illness trajectory. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 12Oct2008: 18(2), 39-63. DOI:10.1300/J077v18n02_03 View
  2. Carlson, L.E., Bultz, B.D., Speca, M. & St. Pierre, M. (2000). Partners of cancer patients: Part II. Current psychosocial interventions and suggestions for improvement. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 12Oct2008: 18(3), 33-43. DOI:10.1300/J077v18n03_03 View
  3. Carlson, L.E. & Sherwin, B.B. (2000). Higher levels of plasma estradiol and testosterone in healthy elderly men compared with age-matched women may protect aspects of explicit memory. Menopause, 2000 May-Jun;7(3):168-77. View
  4. Carlson, L.E., Sherwin, B.B. & Chertkow, H.M. (2000). Relationships between mood and estradiol (E2) levels in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients compared to healthy elderly controls. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 2000 Jan;55(1):P47-53. View
  5. Carlson, L.E., Taenzer, P., Koopmans, J. & Bultz, B. (2000). Eight-year follow-up of a community-based large group behavioral smoking cessation intervention. Addictive Behaviors, 2000 Sep-Oct;25(5):725-41. View
  6. Speca, M., Carlson, L.E., Goodey, E. & Angen, M. J. (2000). A randomized wait-list controlled clinical trial: The effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on mood and symptoms of stress in cancer outpatients. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 613-622. View
  7. Taenzer, P., Bultz, B.D., Carlson, L.E., Speca, M., DeGagne, T., Olson, K., Doll, R., & Rosberger, Z. (2000). Impact of computerized quality of life screening on physician behavior and patient satisfaction in lung cancer outpatients. Psycho-Oncology,  2000 May-Jun;9(3):203-13. View




  1. Bultz, B.D. & Carlson, L.E. (1999). Letters: Applied Cancer Care. APA Monitor, 30(8), 49, 51.
  2. Carlson, L.E. & Sherwin, B.B. (1999). Longitudinal relationships between cortisol (CRT), dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS), and memory in healthy elderly men and women. Neurobiology of Aging, 1999 May-Jun;20(3):315-24. View.
  3. Carlson, L.E., Sherwin, B.B. & Chertkow, H.M. (1999). Relationships between dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) and cortisol (CRT) levels and everyday memory in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients compared to controls. Hormones and Behavior, 1999 Jun;35(3):254-63. View.
  4. Carlson, L.E. & Sherwin, B.B. (1998). Sex steroids, memory and mood in a healthy elderly population. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1998 Aug;23(6):583-603. View.
  5. Pearce, J., Robinson, J., Carlson, L.E., & Dozois, D. (1998). How to get the internship you really want. Canadian Clinical Psychologist.
  6. Sherwin, B.B. & Carlson, L.E. (1997). Estrogen and memory in women. Journal of the Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada - Supplement on Estrogen and Cognition, S7-S13.