IPOS Treasurer Dr. Anja Mehnert awarded the 2016 German Cancer Prize

In the category “Clinical research” the 2016 German Cancer Prize was awarded, Professor Dr. Anja Mehnert, University Hospital Leipzig. Anja Mehnert studied the prevalence of mental workload and effectiveness psycho supply concepts for cancer patients in different clinical stages of the Survivorship through to supportive care. One focus is the effective treatment of depressive moods and psychosocial stress in patients with advanced cancer and a shortened lifetime prognosis represents. Together with her team she evaluated concepts to meaning-oriented manufacturing processes, the meaning of life and demoralization in cancers and develops practical interventions to support the patient. Their work is particularly relevant for the proportion of cancer patients, long-term for a cure cannot be achieved.