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Optimizing expectations to prevent side effects and enhance quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing endocrine therapy: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  • Pia von Blanckenburg1,
  • Franziska Schuricht1,
  • Ute-Susann Albert2,
  • Winfried Rief1 and
  • Yvonne Nestoriuc3Email author
BMC Cancer201313:426

Received: 8 May 2013

Accepted: 12 September 2013

Published: 18 September 2013

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8 May 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Jun 2013 Author responded Author comments - Pia von Blanckenburg
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Jun 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
18 Sep 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-13-426

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
Department of Gynecology, Gynecological Endocrinology and Oncology, Breast Cancer Center, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
Department of Clinical Psychology, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany