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The Science

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The Cancer Survivorship Institute (CSI) of Northwestern University provides patients with a wide range of support services.


In partnership with CSI, Luminaries breaks the mold on traditional Survivorship care programs, by delivering a curated kit to a Survivor's doorstep that entices engagement, excitement, and a positive mindset.


Luminaries uses a series of steps involving an attention, reward, reinforcement loop. This system helps release dopamine can act as a bit of an amplifier on the changing the wiring in your brain, even lifting “chemo-fog” after radiation and chemotherapy treatment. And what’s so remarkable about leveraging the attention, reward, reinforcement loop is by doing this process across various healthy practices, it can increase the rate at which “rewiring” occurs.

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