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Oncology practitioners’ perspectives and practice patterns of post-treatment cancer survivorship care in the Asia-Pacific region: results from the STEP study

  • Raymond Javan Chan1, 2Email author,
  • Patsy Yates1, 2,
  • Qiuping Li3,
  • Hiroko Komatsu4,
  • Violeta Lopez5,
  • Myat Thandar6,
  • Selva Titus Chacko7,
  • Winnie Kwok Wei So8,
  • Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol9,
  • Myungsun Yi10,
  • Pongpak Pittayapan11,
  • Jesson Butcon12,
  • David Wyld2,
  • Alex Molassiotis13 and
  • on behalf of the STEP study collaborators
BMC Cancer201717:715

Received: 26 March 2017

Accepted: 30 October 2017

Published: 6 November 2017

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Original Submission
26 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Savitri Singh-Carlson
3 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erin E. Hahn
16 Jul 2017 Author responded Author comments - Raymond Chan
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Jul 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12885-017-3733-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Wuxi Medical School, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
The University of Nursing, Yangon, Myanmar
College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
College of Nursing and Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Nursing Department of Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
College of Medicine, Bicol University, Bicol, Philippines
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China