Carmine Malfitano, MSW, RSW, is a Social Worker in Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the research teams of Drs. Gary Rodin, Camilla Zimmermann, and Sarah Hales. In these roles, Carmine coordinates multiple clinical trials and delivers trial psychotherapeutic interventions tailored for clients diagnosed with acute leukemia or advanced or metastatic cancer.
CALM or Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully, is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress.
The CALM Therapy Training Program is...Read more »
After months of planning across two continents by the collaborative research teams in Canada and in Africa, mid-October 2016 was a flurry of activity as Richard Powell (local Principal Investigator) and Nancy Gikaara (Research Assistant) traversed Kenya to launch the quality of death and dying (QODD) study in three local...Read more »
“The first casualties of cancer are emotional ones. CALM is one way we can help reduce patients’ fears and help them manage what lies ahead.” Dr. Gary Rodin, GIPPEC Director
The Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Training Program hosted an advanced CALM workshop in Toronto May 31 –...Read more »
For some couples, third time's the charm.
That's true for Larry and Evelyn Bryan, who met more than 25 years ago working for the same company. She was in product development, he in engineering support. Each had been married twice before. They fell in love, married in 1989...Read more »
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.||Trials||Sep 3rd, 2015|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): phase 2 trial of a brief individual psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.||Palliative Medicine||Mar 28th, 2014|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): Randomized feasibility trial in patients with advanced cancer.||Oct 19th, 2017|
An individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress and promote psychological well-being