Article Abstract

Professor Olle Jane Sahler: training mothers to manage cancer-related problems in children

Authors: Nancy Q. Zhong


Dr. Prof. Sahler, a behavioral pediatrician, is professor of Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center (Figure 1). She is now working on Patient and family adjustment to chronic and terminal illness, both in clinical practice and research; and use of complementary therapies in symptom management in Integrative Oncology. Prof. Sahler leads the psychosocial oncology program (55-60 new diagnoses/year) in a children’s hospital within a general hospital providing bone marrow/stem cell transplantation services to children on an adult unit. Problem-Solving Skills Training (PSST) for a variety of cancer related groups (mothers, parents, adolescents) is a current project led by Prof. Sahler and an article entitled “Specificity of Problem-Solving Skills Training in Mothers of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer: results of a Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial” was published in Journal of Clinical Oncology (1). The editorial office of Translational Pediatrics interviewed Prof. Sahler regarding the article and the research in Problem-Solving Skills Training in mothers.