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A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer outcomes

  • Suzanne K Chambers1, 2Email author,
  • Jeffrey Dunn1, 2,
  • Stefano Occhipinti1,
  • Suzanne Hughes3,
  • Peter Baade2, 1,
  • Sue Sinclair4,
  • Joanne Aitken2, 1,
  • Pip Youl2, 1 and
  • Dianne L O’Connell3, 5, 6, 7
BMC Cancer201212:184

Received: 22 December 2011

Accepted: 15 April 2012

Published: 20 May 2012

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Original Submission
22 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Janine Cataldo
20 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerald Devins
27 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Suzanne Chambers
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
20 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-184

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Authors’ Affiliations

Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University
Cancer Council Queensland
Cancer Council New South Wales
National Lung Cancer Program, Cancer Australia
School of Population Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
Sydney Medical School – Public Health, University of Sydney