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Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D.

Clinical Expertise
  • Psychosocial Oncology
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine

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.


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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.

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