About Us

Meet Dr. Oxana Palesh

Dr. Palesh has been a researcher at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for almost ten years. 

Dr. Palesh recieved her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her internship was at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. She completed fellowships at Stanford University and the University of Rochester, additionally, she received her MPH at the University of Rochester. 

Dr. Palesh is an expert in the field of cancer control, and she specializes in the intersection of sleep, circadian rhythms, and cancer. 

Our Vision

Our research group studies cancer control.  We are primarily interested in investigating the impact of cancer treatments on sleep, fatigue and quality of life. Current projects include investigating the impact of behavioral and pharmacological interventions on improving sleep, fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. We are also investigating the relationship between dysregulation of the neuroendocrine stress response system, sleep problems, fatigue, and disease progression in cancer patients with primary and metastatic cancers.

It is our hope that through our research studies we can improve the lives of cancer patients both now and in the future. 


Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute

We conduct research so future survivors will have more tools and resources to help them navigate the complex landscape of cancer survivorship

Support our Mission

We would greatly appreciate your support to help keep our innovative research alive. Click the link to securely make a donation. Please be sure to fill out "Dr. Palesh's Cancer Survivorship Research Lab" in the Special Instructions text field.

Contact Us

Available M-F from 9am-5pm

Email: cancerwellness@stanford.edu

Phone: (650)723-6250