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    Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD

    Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School


    Psychosocial Oncology (Adult)
    Cancer Genetics and Prevention
    Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program

    Office phone: 617-632-3314
    Appointment phone: 617-632-5577
    Fax: 617-713-4466
    Email: andrea_patenaude@dfci.harvard.edu

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    Research Department

    Pediatric Oncology


    Psychosocial aspects of cancer genetics, Pediatric cancer survivorship and quality of life

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Patenaude received her PhD in 1973 from Michigan State University. In 1983, she joined DFCI, where she is director of psycho-oncology research in the Department of Pediatric Oncology. Her current research focuses on psychological outcomes of cancer genetic testing and pediatric cancer treatment. She is an active voice for improved genetic education for health care providers, especially psychologists.


    Board Certification
    Clinical Psychology, 1993

    Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry, 1970

    Graduate School
    Michigan State University, 1973

    Recent Awards

    • Fiftieth Anniversary Award, Scholars in Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2001
    • Rosalie G. Weiss Award, American Psychological Foundation, 2000
    • Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association, 1999
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