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The NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study is featured in numerous publications, journals, newspapers, conferences, television news and documentaries including the New York Times, CNN and ABC News. Please access the links below to learn more.

Newsweek Tech & Science
December 14, 2016
The Top 11 Science and Health Stories of 2016

New York Times
December 01, 2016
A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a 'Magic Mushroom', and Then Lasting Peace

CBS Evening News
December 01, 2016
Hallucinogenic drug found to help cancer patients fight anxiety, depression

December 01, 2016
'Magic mushroom' drug lifted 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients

Aeon Magazine Article
March 28, 2014
Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair - and it's working

NYU Alumni Magazine Article
Spring, 2013
Once taboo, psychedelics are making an enlightening medical comeback

Psilocybin for Treatment of Existential Distress Associated with Cancer Book Chapter
January 30, 2013
The potential of Psilocybin to alleviate psychological and spiritual distress in cancer patients is revealed

Bioethics Forum Video
April 27, 2012
Training to Become a Psychedelic Psychotherapist
Presented by Jeffrey Guss, M.D., Study Co-Investigator

NYT Feature Article
April 20, 2012
How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Patients Face Death

NYU Grand Rounds Presentation at NYU Med Psychiatry Department
January 19, 2012
Presented by Stephen Ross, M.D., Study Principal Investigator

September 29, 2011
Magic Mushroom Drug May Improve Personality Long-Term Feature Article
September 28, 2011
Flashback! Psychedelic research returns.

Bioethics Forum Video, 2011: Easing the Transition at the End of Life with Psychedelics
April 29, 2011
Presented by Stephen Ross, M.D., Study Principal Investigator.

NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study Featured on WABC-TV's "New York Viewpoint"
July 3, 2011
Presented by Stephen Ross, M.D., Study Principal Investigator.

Talk presented to the Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology at the New York Academy of Medicine
December 3, 2010
Psychosocial Distress in Advanced Cancer Patients: An Overview of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy and the Ongoing New York University Phase II Pilot Study.
Presented by Alexander Belser, M.Phil., Study Administrative Director.

Talk Presented to the 18th Annual Congress of Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada
October 6, 2010
Psilocybin and Mystical Experience: Implications for the Treatment of Existential Anxiety and Psycho-Spiritual Distress in Advanced Cancer.
Co-presented by Anthony Bossis, Study Co-Principal Investigator.

Proto: Massachusetts General Hospital: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Medicine
Fall 2010
Hallucinogens: A Trip to Therapy
By Brandon Keim.

Los Angeles Times Story
September 7, 2010
'Magic mushrooms' ingredient beneficial to cancer patients, report says
By Thomas H. Maugh II

CNN Feature Story
August 24, 2010
Can psychedelic drugs treat depression?
By Anne Harding

CNN: Campbell Brown with Sanjay Gupta and Stephen Ross on Psilocybin
April 21, 2010

NYU Psilocybin Research Project
April 2010
Lecture by Stephen Ross, MD, Jeffrey Guss, MD, Anthony Bossis, Ph.D., and Bryan West MAPS 2010 Conference

Entheogens & Mystical Experience: Implications for End-of-Life Psychotherapy Overview of NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Project
April 2010
MAPS 2010 Conference
Lecture by Anthony Bossis, Ph.D., Study Co-Principal Investigator

NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project's Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training Program
April 2010
MAPS 2010 Conference
Lecture by Jeffrey Guss, MD, Study Co-Principal Investigator

Psychedelics in the Treatment of Addiction
April 2010
MAPS 2010 Conference
Lecture by Stephen Ross, MD, Study Principal Investigator

New York Times: Front Page Article
April 11, 2010
Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
By John Tierney

New York University Physician Article
Spring 2010
For the Terminally Ill, an Ancient Drug Offers a New Path to Spiritual Healing

ScienceLine Article
February 24, 2010
Psychedelic Therapy
By Alex Liu

New York University College of Dentistry Global Health Nexus: Research in Focus
Winter 2010
Novel NYU Study Uses Psychoactive Agent to Promote Enhanced Well-Being for Cancer Sufferers

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