For those who have been diagnosed with cancer, coping with illness can bring unexpected and difficult challenges. Both the treatment for cancer and its aftermath sometimes involve emotional difficulties that can take patients and families by surprise. Some of the therapists at the Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy specialize in working with cancer survivors. Dr. Greene, in particular, was involved in a multi-hospital research study investigating how cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help survivors of leukemia and lymphoma. The study concluded that CBT reduced posttraumatic anxiety and depression for these survivors.
Dr. Greene does ongoing research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine on the psychological difficulties of cancer.