Using Music Therapy to Help Manage Symptoms in Cancer

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Our conversation featured Jefri Franks, a mother and music therapy advocate, who experienced first hand the power of music during her daughter's treatment of cancer. She is joined by Sheri Robb, a music therapist, researcher and a member of the leadership team at the SHN, and Steven Holochwost, a developmental psychologist and musician who will speak to the biological markers used to track the effectiveness of music therapy.

Journal Club:

We discussed a recent publication by webinar panelist Dr. Steven Holochwost on using biomarkers to track the effectiveness of a music therapy intervention in young stem cell transplant patients and their caregivers. Journal article and slides are linked below:

Holochwost, Steven J., et al. “Active Music Engagement and Cortisol as an Acute Stress Biomarker in Young Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients and Caregivers: Results of a Single Case Design Pilot Study.” Frontiers, Frontiers, 30 Sept. 2020.

Journal Article Presentation