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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

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  1. Supportive care Prioritization, Assessment and Recommendations for Kids (SPARK) is a web-based application that facilitates symptom screening and access to supportive care clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) f...

    Authors: Cody Z. Watling, Clodagh McCarthy, Alexandra Theodorakidis, Sadie Cook, Emily Vettese, Tal Schechter, Hanan Abubeker, L. Lee Dupuis and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:923

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  2. The study aimed to investigate the clinical features and prognosis factors of adult patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) with pulmonary involvement, especially multisystem (MS) LCH with pulmonary ...

    Authors: Hui-lei Miao, Ai-lin Zhao, Ming-hui Duan, Dao-bin Zhou, Xin-xin Cao and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:911

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  3. Art therapy may improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of individuals for a variety of purposes. It remains understudied and underutilized in cancer care. We sought to determine the ability of a...

    Authors: E. B. Elimimian, L. Elson, E. Stone, R. S. Butler, M. Doll, S. Roshon, C. Kondaki, A. Padgett and Z. A. Nahleh

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:899

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  4. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) childhood cancer survivors (CCS) should be empowered to continue their survivor-focused care as they transition into adult medicine. However, the majority of AYA-aged survivors...

    Authors: Karim Thomas Sadak, Milki T. Gemeda, Michelle Grafelman, Joseph P. Neglia, David R. Freyer, Eileen Harwood and Jude Mikal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:898

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  5. Cytotoxic chemotherapy can cure advanced germ cell tumors. Nevertheless, cancer treatment may induce cellular senescence and accelerate molecular aging. The aging process implies an increase of cells expressing p...

    Authors: Maria T. Bourlon, Hugo E. Velazquez, Juan Hinojosa, Luis Orozco, Ricardo Rios-Corzo, Guadalupe Lima, Luis Llorente, Diego F. Hernandez-Ramirez, Francisco J. Valentin-Cortez, Irene Medina-Rangel and Yemil Atisha-Fregoso

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:882

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  6. Terminal-stage solid tumors are one of the main causes of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC); effective therapeutic strategies are therefore warranted. This study aimed to investigate the association...

    Authors: Kohei Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Ohbe, Kazuma Yamakawa, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:867

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  7. Endocrine therapy (ET)-based regimens are the mainstay of treatment for patients with hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2−) advanced breast cancer. With the in...

    Authors: Alison Davie, Gebra Cuyun Carter, Alex Rider, James Pike, Katie Lewis, Abigail Bailey, Gregory L. Price, Francois Ringeisen and Xavier Pivot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:855

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  8. As inadequate pain communication contributes to difficulties in optimizing outcomes of outpatients, we investigated the effect of reinforced education using WeChat App to the opioid titration treatment of canc...

    Authors: Zhiyou Peng, Lin Li, Yuan Chen, Zhiying Feng and Xiangming Fang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:852

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  9. Both the 7th and 8th editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA) had the same definition for T2a and T2b. But the value of this classificati...

    Authors: Jian Zhao, Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yi Zhang, Wen-Jie Ma, Si-Yun Liu, Fu-Yu Li and Bin Song

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:849

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  10. Screening for early detection of lung cancer has been performed in high-risk individuals with smoking history. However, researches on the distribution, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of these high-ris...

    Authors: Woo Ho Ban, Chang Dong Yeo, Solji Han, Hye Seon Kang, Chan Kwon Park, Ju Sang Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Sang Haak Lee and Sung Kyoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:848

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  11. Cervical cancer has long been a common malignance troubling women. However, there are few studies developing nomogram with comprehensive factors for the prognosis of cervical cancer. Hence, we aimed to build a...

    Authors: Guilan Xie, Ruiqi Wang, Li Shang, Cuifang Qi, Liren Yang, Liyan Huang, Wenfang Yang and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:833

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  12. Tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have become the cornerstone treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer that harbor oncogenic EGFR mutations. The counterpart of these drugs is the financial burden ...

    Authors: Oscar Arrieta, Rodrigo Catalán, Silvia Guzmán-Vazquez, Feliciano Barrón, Luis Lara-Mejía, Herman Soto-Molina, Maritza Ramos-Ramírez, Diana Flores-Estrada and Jaime de la Garza

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:829

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  13. The empirical dietary index for hyperinsulinemia (EDIH) score is a validated food-based dietary score that assesses the ability of whole-food diets to predict plasma c-peptide concentrations. Although the EDIH...

    Authors: Fred K. Tabung, Anne Noonan, Dong Hoon Lee, Mingyang Song, Steven K. Clinton, Daniel Spakowicz, Kana Wu, En Cheng, Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Charles S. Fuchs and Edward L. Giovannucci

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:817

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  14. Pulmonary blastoma (PB) is a rare lung primary malignancy with poorly understood risk factors and prognosis. We sought to investigate the epidemiologic features and long-term outcomes of PB.

    Authors: Xiang Bu, Jing Liu, Linyan Wei, Xiqiang Wang and Mingwei Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:811

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  15. Patients who have undergone radical cystectomy for urinary bladder cancer are not sufficiently physically active and therefore may suffer complications leading to readmissions. A physical rehabilitation progra...

    Authors: Andrea Porserud, Patrik Karlsson, Elisabeth Rydwik, Markus Aly, Lars Henningsohn, Malin Nygren-Bonnier and Maria Hagströmer

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:805

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  16. The five-year cumulative incidence rate in patients diagnosed with stage I small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) who were instructed to undergo surgery was from 40 to 60%.The death competition influence the accuracy o...

    Authors: Jianjie Li, Qiwen Zheng, Xinghui Zhao, Jun Zhao, Tongtong An, Meina Wu, Yuyan Wang, Minglei Zhuo, Jia Zhong, Xue Yang, Bo Jia, Hanxiao Chen, Zhi Dong, Jingjing Wang, Yujia Chi, Xiaoyu Zhai…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:793

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  17. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the largest cause of death in breast cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of exercise intensity on aerobic fitness and autonomic cardiac regula...

    Authors: Kellie Toohey, Kate Pumpa, Andrew McKune, Julie Cooke, Marijke Welvaert, Joseph Northey, Clare Quinlan and Stuart Semple

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:787

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  18. Survivors of germ-cell tumors (GCT) may suffer from long-term adverse consequences. Our study was conducted to assess a long-term sexual functioning in GCT survivors.

    Authors: M. Chovanec, L. Vasilkova, L. Petrikova, J. Obertova, P. Palacka, K. Rejlekova, Z. Sycova-Mila, K. Kalavska, D. Svetlovska, B. Mladosievicova, J. Mardiak and M. Mego

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:779

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  19. The impact and consequences of cancer on the patients and their family caregivers (FCs) are closely intertwined. Caregivers’ burdens can be increased due to the patients’ unmet needs and unresolved problems. A...

    Authors: Gek Phin Chua, Grace Su Yin Pang, Alethlea Chung Pheng Yee, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Siqin Zhou, Cindy Lim, Yin Yee Wong, Debra Limin Qu, Fang Ting Pan and Grace Meijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:768

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  20. Despite the possible traumatic significance of cancer and of the incidence, prevalence, and survival of young women with breast cancer, these patients are underrepresented in multidimensional research. In the ...

    Authors: Barbara Muzzatti, Francesca Bomben, Cristiana Flaiban, Marika Piccinin and Maria Antonietta Annunziata

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:758

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  21. The development and rapid uptake of immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) has changed the outlook for patients with cancer. However, CPIs have different adverse event (AE) profiles to other systemic therapies, an...

    Authors: Liz Jamieson, Martin D. Forster, Kam Zaki, Sanjena Mithra, Heena Alli, Anne O’Connor, Apini Patel, Ian C. K. Wong and Pinkie Chambers

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:743

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  22. There is a lack of firm knowledge regarding sexual problems and fertility-related distress in young adults following a diagnosis with cancer. Establishing such understanding is essential to identify patients i...

    Authors: L. Wettergren, L. Ljungman, C. Micaux Obol, L. E. Eriksson and C. Lampic

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:722

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  23. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a curative option for a growing number of patients with hematologic diseases and malignancies. However, HCT-related factors, such as total body irradiation used for ...

    Authors: Saro H. Armenian, Lanie Lindenfeld, Aleksi Iukuridze, Meagan Echevarria, Samantha Bebel, Catherine Coleman, Ryotaro Nakamura, Farah Abdullah, Badri Modi, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Karen M. Emmons, Ashfaq A. Marghoob and Alan C. Geller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:721

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  24. Up to 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer report chemotherapy-related cognitive changes (CRCC) during treatment, including decreased memory, attention, and processing speed. Though CRCC negatively impact...

    Authors: Jennifer Brunet, Meagan Barrett-Bernstein, Kendra Zadravec, Monica Taljaard, Nathalie LeVasseur, Amirrtha Srikanthan, Kelcey A. Bland, Barbara Collins, Julia W. Y. Kam, Todd C. Handy, Sherri Hayden, Christine Simmons, Andra M. Smith, Naznin Virji-Babul and Kristin L. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:711

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  25. The end of active treatment is a period of high stress for young people with cancer, but limited literature exists about their information and support needs during this phase. This study aimed to understand th...

    Authors: Sarah Lea, Ana Martins, Lorna A. Fern, Matthew Bassett, Maria Cable, Gary Doig, Sue Morgan, Louise Soanes, Michael Whelan and Rachel M. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:697

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  26. Anthracycline chemotherapy (AC) is an efficacious (neo) adjuvant treatment for early-stage breast cancer (BCa), but is associated with an increased risk of cardiac dysfunction and functional disability. Observ...

    Authors: Stephen J. Foulkes, Erin J. Howden, Yoland Antill, Sherene Loi, Agus Salim, Mark J. Haykowsky, Robin M. Daly, Steve F. Fraser and Andre La Gerche

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:655

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  27. In its 2006 report, From cancer patient to cancer survivor: lost in transition, the U.S. Institute of Medicine raised the need for a more coordinated and comprehensive care model for cancer survivors. Given the e...

    Authors: Barbara M. Wollersheim, Kristel M. van Asselt, Henk G. van der Poel, Henk C. P. M. van Weert, Michael Hauptmann, Valesca P. Retèl, Neil K. Aaronson, Lonneke V. van de Poll-Franse and Annelies H. Boekhout

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:635

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  28. There is already evidence that the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a useful tool for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) that helps to identify symptomatic patients requiring early colonoscopy. Althou...

    Authors: María Angeles Gutierrez-Stampa, Vanessa Aguilar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Joaquín Cubiella, Isabel Portillo and Luis Bujanda

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:616

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  29. Considering that the knowledge of adenocarcinoma in villous adenoma of the colorectum is limited to several case reports, we designed a study to investigate independent prognostic factors and developed nomogra...

    Authors: Chao-Tao Tang, Ling Zeng, Jing Yang, Chunyan Zeng and Youxiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:608

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  30. Little is known about the prevalence and incidence in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) of secondary lymphedema due to cancer. The purpose of the study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence in LMIC...

    Authors: Eric Torgbenu, Tim Luckett, Mark A. Buhagiar, Sungwon Chang and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:604

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  31. Patients with cancer have an increased risk of malnutrition which is associated with poor outcome. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) is often used in older patients with cancer but its relation to outcome...

    Authors: G. Torbahn, T. Strauss, C. C. Sieber, E. Kiesswetter and D. Volkert

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:594

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  32. This pilot trial aimed to investigate whether modified short-term fasting (mSTF) reduces the incidence of chemotherapy-induced toxicities and whether an initial ketogenic diet (KD) as fasting supportive diet r...

    Authors: Stefanie Zorn, Janine Ehret, Rebecca Schäuble, Beate Rautenberg, Gabriele Ihorst, Hartmut Bertz, Paul Urbain and Anna Raynor

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:578

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  33. Qualitative research on cancer patients’ survivor-identity and lived experiences in low- and middle-income countries is scarce. Our study aimed at exploring the concept and experience of survivorship for Mexic...

    Authors: Felicia Marie Knaul, Svetlana V. Doubova, María Cecilia Gonzalez Robledo, Alessandra Durstine, Gabriela Sophia Pages, Felicia Casanova and Hector Arreola-Ornelas

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:577

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  34. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) were proposed to have potential effects against inflammation and cancer. However, results from epidemiology studies remain inconsistent. We aimed to explore the asso...

    Authors: Peiqin Li, Boer Shan, Keyu Jia, Fan Hu, Ying Xiao, Jusheng Zheng, Yu-Tang Gao, Huaying Wang and Ying Gao

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:576

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  35. Pain self-management support interventions were effective in controlled clinical trials and meta analyses. However, implementation of these complex interventions may not translate into identical effects. This ...

    Authors: Silvia Raphaelis, Florian Frommlet, Hanna Mayer and Antje Koller

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:559

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  36. Liver fibrosis or cirrhosis is associated with the dismal prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and it might also be involved in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). The effect of hepatic fibrosis on ...

    Authors: Jian Xi Zhang, Peipei Li, Zhibin Chen, Huogui Lin, Zhezhen Cai, Weijia Liao and Zirong Pan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:556

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  37. Prostate cancer (PCa) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are prevalent conditions that often occur concomitantly. However, many aspects of the impact of T2DM, particularly the duration of T2DM and antidiabeti...

    Authors: E. Lin, Hans Garmo, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Jan Adolfsson, Pär Stattin, Björn Zethelius and Danielle Crawley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:551

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  38. Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a cancer characterised by the proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. This study examined the treatment preferences of people living with MM compared to the treatme...

    Authors: Simon J. Fifer, Kerrie-Anne Ho, Sean Lybrand, Laurie J. Axford and Steve Roach

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:546

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  39. Advances in peri-operative care of surgical oncology patients result in shorter hospital stays. Earlier discharge may bring benefits, but complications can occur while patients are recovering at home. Electron...

    Authors: H. S. Richards, J. M. Blazeby, A. Portal, R. Harding, T. Reed, T. Lander, K. A. Chalmers, R. Carter, R. Singhal, K. Absolom, G. Velikova and K. N. L. Avery

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:543

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  40. Financial toxicity of cancer has so far been discussed primarily in the US health care system and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. In European health care systems, the socio-economic impact o...

    Authors: Katja Mehlis, Julian Witte, Bastian Surmann, Matthias Kudlich, Leonidas Apostolidis, Jürgen Walther, Dirk Jäger, Wolfgang Greiner and Eva C. Winkler

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:529

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  41. Patients suffering from cancers are increasingly numerous in general practice consultations. The General Practitioner (GP) should be at the heart of the management of patients. Several studies have examined th...

    Authors: Vladimir Druel, Laetitia Gimenez, Kim Paricaud, Jean-Pierre Delord, Pascale Grosclaude, Nathalie Boussier and Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:495

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  42. It is well known that women suffer from negative consequences following breast cancer (BC) treatment and that their largely varying needs for rehabilitation are often unmet. Up to 43% of these women are at ris...

    Authors: U. Olsson Möller, L. Rydén and M. Malmström

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:484

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  43. Although cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has gained increased attention in the past decade, therapy remains a challenge. Treatment programs are more likely to be effective if the needs and interests of the person...

    Authors: Claudia Canella, Michael Mikolasek, Matthias Rostock, Matthias Guckenberger, Josef Jenewein, Esther Linka, Claudia Six, Sarah Stoll, Roger Stupp and Claudia M. Witt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:458

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  44. Evidence suggests that physical activity (PA) is beneficial for reducing fatigue in colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors. However, little is known regarding long-term effects of PA on fatigue and whether pre-diag...

    Authors: Ruth Elisa Eyl, Melissa S. Y. Thong, Prudence R. Carr, Lina Jansen, Lena Koch-Gallenkamp, Michael Hoffmeister, Jenny Chang-Claude, Hermann Brenner and Volker Arndt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:438

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  45. The prevalence and correlates of job and insurance problems were examined among a cohort of young U.S. breast cancer survivors during the first 18-months following diagnosis.

    Authors: Michelle J. Naughton, Chloe M. Beverly Hery, Sarah A. Janse, Elizabeth Z. Naftalis, Electra D. Paskett and Kimberly J. Van Zee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:432

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  46. Identification of patient-related factors associated with Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Quality of Life (QoL) at the start of treatment may identify patients who are prone to a decrease in HRQoL a...

    Authors: Mark de Mol, Sabine Visser, Joachim Aerts, Paul Lodder, Nico van Walree, Huub Belderbos and Brenda den Oudsten

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2020 20:431

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