Joke Bradt, PhD, professor, Creative Arts Therapies, is lead author of an update to the Cochrane review "Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer". This Cochrane systematic review is the second update of the previously published Cochrane reviews (Bradt 2011; Bradt 2016). This second update includes 29 new trials. In total, the evidence rests on 81 trials with a total of 5592 participants.
This Cochrane review is one of most accessed and cited cancer Cochrane reviews. It has played a central role in getting music therapy included as recommended service in national guidelines for cancer care in several European countries. For the update of this review she collaborated with Katherine Myers-Coffman, PhD, graduate of the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies program, Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in Bradt's lab, and Cheryl Dileo, PhD, from Temple University.
The review can be accessed here: Bradt_J, Dileo_C, Myers-Co_man_K, Biondo_J. Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD006911. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006911.pub4.