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BMC Cancer

Supportive therapy, survivorship and psychosocial oncology

This section focuses on clinical research in the field of supportive therapy for short and long term effects (including emesis, pain, bone metastases, orphan symptoms, simultaneous care, elderly, comorbidities, emerging toxicities induced by innovative drugs, etc) induced by cancer therapies, along with their impact on quality of life, survivorship and well-being. This section will also consider material on the field of precision medicine in supportive therapy, but also on patient care and psychosocial oncology.

  1. Content type: Research article

    The intent of this pooled analysis as part of the German society for radiation oncology (DEGRO) stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) initiative was to analyze the patterns of care of SBRT for liver oligometas...

    Authors: N. Andratschke, H. Alheid, M. Allgäuer, G. Becker, O. Blanck, J. Boda-Heggemann, T. Brunner, M. Duma, S. Gerum, M. Guckenberger, G. Hildebrandt, R. J. Klement, V. Lewitzki, C. Ostheimer, A. Papachristofilou, C. Petersen…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:283

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  2. Content type: Review

    Fertility preservation (FP) is a major determinant of quality of life after cancer remission for women who may not have achieved their ideal family size. This article describes the FP services and strategy cur...

    Authors: Kathleen Melan, Frederic Amant, Jacqueline Veronique-Baudin, Clarisse Joachim and Eustase Janky

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:192

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Depression is highly prevalent yet often poorly detected and treated among cancer patients. In light of the move towards evidence-based healthcare policy, we have developed a simple tool that can assist policy...

    Authors: Robert W. Sanson-Fisher, Natasha E. Noble, Andrew M. Searles, Simon Deeming, Rochelle E. Smits, Christopher J. Oldmeadow and Jamie Bryant

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:125

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life has an important place in the future of patients with breast cancer. The objective of this study is to assess the evolution of the patient’s quality of life with breast cancer in Morocco after ...

    Authors: B. M. Traore, S. El Fakir, H. Charaka, N. Benaicha, A. Najdi, A. Zidouh, M. Bennani, H. Errihani, N. Mellass, A. Benider, R. Bekkali and C. Nejjari

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2018 18:109

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