Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
  • Psychologist

Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Clinical Psychology
Areas of Expertise
  • Psychosocial Oncology

Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D., is an assistant clinical professor and clinical psychologist with the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. She comes to City of Hope from Cornerstone Hematology/Oncology and Hayworth Cancer Center of High Point Regional-UNC Health Care in High Point, NC, where she was director of psychosocial oncology services. Dr. Cangin recognizes that cancer and its treatment is as much a psychological journey as it is a physical one. She has special interest in supporting people emotionally through their cancer journey.

Dr. Cangin received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, where she was inducted in Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. She then went on to earn her Psy.D. from Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA. During this time, Dr. Cangin completed a predoctoral internship at Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Services in Brainerd, MN, and was awarded the Existential-Humanistic Theory and Application Award by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She continued her postdoctoral training by completing two fellowships, the first in HMO-based clinical psychology at Kaiser Permanente in Salem, OR, and the latter in psychosocial oncology from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Dr. Cangin is the recipient of several honors and awards. In 2009, her research proposal titled “Reducing Dyspnea in Patients with Lung Cancer through a Breathing Intervention” was chosen for NCI concept development. Dr. Cangin has authored numerous articles and regularly gives presentations on her work. She is affiliated with a number of professional societies including the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and has chaired subcommittees on survivorship care planning and distress screening.

  • 2016 to present - Assistant clinical professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2012 to 2016 - Director, Psychosocial Oncology Services, Cornerstone Hematology/Oncology and Hayworth Cancer Center of High Point Regional-UNC Healthcare, High Point, NC
  • 2010 to 2012 - Clinical psychologist - psycho-oncology specialty, Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine, High Point, NC
  • 2005 to 2006 - Partial hospital therapist, Human Services, Inc., Downingtown, PA
  • 2004 to 2005 - Community support associate, Keystone Service Systems Southeast, Conshohocken, PA
  • 1999 to 2001 - Research assistant, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA


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  • 2007 - Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, Psy.D.
  • 2001 - Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Psychology


  • 2008 to 2010 - Psychosocial oncology fellow, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 2007 to 2008 - Postdoctoral fellow, Kaiser Permanente, Salem, OR


  • 2006 to 2007 - Predoctoral intern, Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Services, Bainerd, MN

Schnaitmann, N., Cangin, M., Folbrecht, J., Donner, A., Uche, O.J., Cabanillas, C., Muro, A., Barley-Trindle, M., Banerjee, C., Jauwena, O., & Salman, J. (February 2017). Psychosocial clinical triage across the lifespan. Posters. Psycho-Oncology, 26 (S1): 47-103 [T30].

McQuellon, R., Campbell, C., Cangin, M., Horn, G. & Duckworth, K. (2009).  Integrating Psychosocial Care and Research in a Comprehensive Cancer Center [abstract]. Psycho-oncology, 18 (Suppl 1): S42.

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • California Psychological Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association
  • 2017 - Best Clinical Poster Award, American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference
  • 2007 - Existential-Humanistic Theory and Application Research Award, Awarded by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • 2007 - National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship
  • 1999 - National Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi)
  • 1999 - The National Society for Collegiate Scholars
  • 1999 - Golden Key International Honor Society
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