Mindfulness Intervention

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of South Florida

Our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for breast cancer patients at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, is a six-week research program. The intervention offers systematic training to promote stress reduction and emotional regulation by sustaining attention and increasing awareness of present experiences. For  more information and scientific reports, please View publications page.

USF Research



Lengacher, C.A. et al. (2019). A large randomized trial: Effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for breast cancer survivors on salivary cortisol and IL-6. Biological Research for Nursing. doi:10.1177/1099800418789777. USF 2018 Cortisol & IL-6 Randomized Large

Lengacher,CA., Reich, R., Ramesar, BS.,Alinat, C., Moscoso, MS., et al. (2018) Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvementamong breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology; 27: 524-531. USF 2018 mMBSR feasibility

Reich, R.R., et al. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness based stress reduction of levels of inflammatory biomarkers among recovering breast cancer survivors. Biological Research for Nursing. 19, (4). 456-464. USF 2017 MBSR Inflammation

Reich, R., Lengacher,CA., Alinat, C., Kip, K., Paterson, C., Ramesar, BS., Han, H., Ismail-Khan, R., Johnson-Mallard, V., Moscoso, MS., et al. (2017) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Patients: Immediate and Sustained Effects Across Multiple Symptom Clusters.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Download pdf:  USF 2017 PAIN

Lengacher,CA., Rodriguez, C., Moscoso, MS., Ramesar, BS., Reich, R., Kip, K., et al. (2017). Development of a mindfulness based stress reduction program for Spanish speaking hispanic breast cancer survivors to improve cognitive impairment. Journal of Psycho-oncology. Download pdf:  USF 2017 Spanish MBSR

Lengacher,CA., Reich, R., Kip, K., Klein, T., Shivers, S., Paterson, C., Ramesar, S., Maya, E., Alinat, C., Moscoso, MS., et al. (2016) The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Multiple Biomarkers Among Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS) in Randomized Controlled Trial (RTC).  usf-2016-bienal-conf

Lengacher,CA., Reich, R., Paterson, C., Ramesar,S., Park, J., Alinat, C.,  Johnson-Mallard, Moscoso, MS., et al. (2016) Examination of Broad Symptom Improvement from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Of Clinical Oncology. USF 2016 Broad Symptoms

Lengacher, CA., Reich, R., Kip, K., Newton, C., Szekeres, C., Park, J., Miladinovic, B., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Moscoso, MS. et al. (2016). The Influence of Mindfulness Based stress Reduction for breast cancer survivors on serum cytokines. Psycho-Oncology. 25 (suppl. 2): 1-155.    USF 2016 APOS Cytokines

Lengacher, CA., Reich, R., Miladinovic, B., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Johnson-Mallard, V., Moscoso, MS. et al. (2016). Evaluation of the protective psychosocial benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction among breast cancer survivors in transition off treatment. Psycho-Oncology. 25 (suppl.2): 1-155.    USF 2016 APOS Protective Benefits

Lengacher, CA., Miladinovic, B., Reich, R., Park, J., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Moscoso, MS. et al. (2016). Examinations of moderators on effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction among breast cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. 25 (suppl.2): 1-155.   USF 2016 APOS moderators

Moscoso, MS. & Lengacher CA. (2015). Mecanismos neurocognitivos de la Terapia Basada en Mindfulness/ Neurocognitive Mechanisms of the Mindfulness based therapy. Revista Liberavit, 21 (2), 221-233. PDF

Lengacher, CA., Reich, RR., Ramesar S., Paterson, CL., Moscoso, MS., Alinat CB., Johnson-Mallard, V., and Park, J.P. (2015). A pilot study of subjective cognitive functioning following the mobile mindfulness based stress reduccion for breast cancer (mMBSR (BC)) survivors program. Psycho-Oncology 24 (supple. 2): 88. PDF

Lengacher, CA., Reich, RR., Paterson, CL., Jim, HS., Ramesar S., Alinat CB., Budhrani, PH., Farias, J., Shelton, MM., Moscoso, MS., et al. (2015). The effects of MBSR on objective and subjective sleep parameters in women with breast cancer: A controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology. MBSR & Sleep 2015

Lengacher, CA., Reich, RR., Kip, KE., Barta, M., Ramesar, S., Paterson, CL., Moscoso, MS., et al. (2014). Influence of Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction (MBSR) on Telomerase Activity in Women with Breast Cancer (BC). Biological Research for Nursing. DOI 10.1177.   PDF

Lengacher, CA., Ramesar, S., Patterson, C., Moscoso, MS., & Carranza, I. (2014). A Pilot Study Examining the Feasibility of the MBSR Home-based Approach via an iPAD. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. Vol 20 (6), A1-A149.  PDF

Lengacher, CA., Shelton, M., Reich, R., Barta, M., Johnson-Mallard, V., Moscoso, MS., et. al (2014). Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in breast cancer: Evaluating Fear of Recurrence (FOR) as a mediator of psychological and physical symptoms in a randomized control trial (RCT). Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37: 185-195, DOI: 1007.  PDF

Lengacher, CA., Kip, K., Post-White, J., Fitzgerald, S., Newton, C., Barta, M., Jacobsen, P., Shelton, M., Moscoso, MS., et.al., (2013). Lymphocyte Recovery after Breast Cancer Treatment and Mindfulnes-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Therapy. Journal of Biological Research for Nursing. Vol 15, (1), 37-47. DOI: 10.177.   PDF

Lengacher, CA., Kip, K., Barta, M., Jacobsen P.B., Groer, M., lehman, B., Moscoso, M.S., et al., (2012). A pilot study evaluating the effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on psychological status, physical status, salivary cortisol and Interleukin-6 among advanced-stage cancer patients and their caregivers. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Vol 30: 170-185  PDF

Lengacher, CA., Reich, RR., Post-White, J., Moscoso, MS., Shelton, MM., Barta, M., Le, N., & Budhrani, P. (2012). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in post-treatment breast cancer patients: An examination of symptoms and symptoms clusters. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Vol 35, 86-94.  DOI 10. 1007.   PDF

Lengacher, CA., Johnson-Mallard, V., Barta, M., Fitzgerald, S., Moscoso, MS., Post-White, J., Jacobsen, P., et al. (2011). Feasibility of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for early stage Breast cancer Survivors. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Vol 29, 4 DOI 10.1177.  PDF 

Lengacher, CA, Johnson-Mallard, V, Post-White, J, Moscoso, MS, Jacobsen, PB, Klein, TW, Widen, RH, Fitzgerald, SG, Molinary-Shelton, M, Goodman, M, Cox CE and Kip, KE. (2009).  Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Survivors of Breast Cancer.  Journal of Psycho-Oncology. Vol 18. PDF DOWNLOAD

Lengacher, CA., Kip, KE., Moscoso, MS., Johnson-Mallard, V., Post White, J., Jacobsen, P., Molinary, M., Barta, M., Boutilier, S., LLauget, R., Mierzejewski, A., Munro, J., Fitzgerald, SG., Goodman, M., Cox, CE., Greenberg, H., Djeu, J., Newton, C., Klein, T., & Widen, R. (October, 2008). Symptom Clusters and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Breast Cancer Survivors, Preliminary Results.  National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research. Washington D.C. PDF DOWNLOAD

Lengacher, CA., Kip, KE., Moscoso, MS., Johnson-Mallard, V., Post White, J., Jacobsen, P., Molinary, M., Barta, M., Boutilier, S., LLauget, R., Mierzejewski, A., Munro, J., Fitzgerald, SG., Goodman, M., Cox, CE., Greenberg, H., Djeu, J., Newton, C., Klein, T., & Widen, R. (June 2008). Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Early Stage Breast Cancer Recovery, Preliminary Findings.  4th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Conference.  Atlanta, Georgia. PDF DOWNLOAD

Lengacher,C.A.,Molinary, M., Johnson-Mallard, V., Post-White, J., Barta, M., Klein, T., Newton, C., Widen, R., Moscoso, M.S., Jacobsen, P., Mierzejewski, A., Llauget, R., Cox, C., & Kip, K. (March, 2008)Participation, Adherence and Compliance to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Psycho-Oncology, 17, S1-S136. PDF DOWNLOAD

Lengacher, C.A., Kip, K.E., Moscoso, M.S., Johnson-Mallard, V., Molinary, M., Gaurkee, D.,Dameron, M., Zayas, R., Barta, M., Jacobsen, P., Carter, W., Goodman, M., Cox, C., Hoover, S., Greenberg, H. (February 2007).  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Improves Physical and Psychological Symptoms, and General Health Status among Breast Cancer Survivors.  Journal of Psycho-Oncology, 16, S1-S125. PDF DOWNLOAD

Moscoso, M.S., Rehaiser, E.C., Hann, D. (January 2004). Effects of a Brief Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention in cancer patients: A pilot study.  Journal of Psycho-Oncology, Vol.13. S1-S128.  PDF DOWNLOAD