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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

  1. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate assessment is essential for the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), an intractable symptom that cannot yet be palliated, which is high on the list of causes of distress...

    Authors: K. Kanda, K. Fujimoto, R. Mochizuki, K. Ishida and B. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:904

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    Suffering from cancer confronts both the patient and their partner with a number of psychosocial challenges in various aspects of their life. These challenges may differentially impact on quality of life, copi...

    Authors: Inga Lorenz, Daniela Bodschwinna, Nina Hallensleben, Hartmut Döhner, Dietger Niederwieser, Tanja Zimmermann, Anja Mehnert, Harald Gündel, Jochen Ernst and Klaus Hoenig

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:885

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    Population-based studies suggest that emergency department visits and hospitalizations are common among patients receiving chemotherapy and that rates in routine practice are higher than expected from clinical...

    Authors: Monika K. Krzyzanowska, Jim A. Julian, Melanie Powis, Doris Howell, Craig C. Earle, Katherine A. Enright, Nicole Mittmann, Maureen E. Trudeau and Eva Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:884

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Trauma- and stressor-related disorders pose an important threat for patients with medical conditions by negatively affecting the outcomes of the underlying somatic disease. Nevertheless, research on distress i...

    Authors: Peter Esser, Katharina Kuba, Jochen Ernst and Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:870

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Identification of specific needs in patients with cancer is very important for the provision of patient-centered medical service. The aim of this study was to investigate the unmet needs and related factors of...

    Authors: Byung Joo Chae, Jihyoun Lee, Se Kyung Lee, Hyuk-Jae Shin, So-Youn Jung, Jong Won Lee, Zisun Kim, Min Hyuk Lee, Juhyung Lee and Hyun Jo Youn

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:839

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a common co-morbid, disabling disorder that affects 10–25% of cancer patients. It causes substantial functional impairment and lowers survival rate of breast cancer patients. Therefore, the aim o...

    Authors: Abigiya Wondimagegnehu, Workeabeba Abebe, Aynalem Abraha and Solomon Teferra

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:836

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Sexuality is an important aspect of quality of life for adolescent and young adults that remains understudied in cancer patients. Most current knowledge about how cancer and cancer treatments can affect patien...

    Authors: Julian Mütsch, Michael Friedrich, Katja Leuteritz, Annekathrin Sender, Kristina Geue, Anja Hilbert and Yve Stöbel-Richter

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:828

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Diets that restrict energy or macronutrient intake (e.g. fasting/ketogenic diets (KDs)) may selectively protect non-tumour cells during cancer treatment. Previous reviews have focused on a subset of dietary re...

    Authors: Ellie Shingler, Rachel Perry, Alexandra Mitchell, Clare England, Claire Perks, Georgia Herbert, Andy Ness and Charlotte Atkinson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:811

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Communication between health care provider and patients in oncology presents challenges. Communication skills training have been frequently developed to address those. Given the complexity of communication tra...

    Authors: F. Fischer, S. Helmer, A. Rogge, J. I. Arraras, A. Buchholz, A. Hannawa, M. Horneber, A. Kiss, M. Rose, W. Söllner, B. Stein, J. Weis, P. Schofield and C. M. Witt

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:808

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The prognostic role of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has been found in several kinds of solid malignant tumor, but has never been extensively discussed in pancreatic cancer, especially through the applicati...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Xiao, Jian Lu, Wei Chang, Ying Chen, Xiaomei Li, Dehui Li, Chuanzhi Xu and Haijun Yang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:785

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Adjunct testosterone therapy improves lean body mass, quality of life, and physical activity in patients with advanced cancers; however, the effects of testosterone on cardiac morphology and function are unkno...

    Authors: Jessica M. Scott, E. Lichar Dillon, Michael Kinsky, Albert Chamberlain, Susan McCammon, Daniel Jupiter, Maurice Willis, Sandra Hatch, Gwyn Richardson, Christopher Danesi, Kathleen Randolph, William Durham, Traver Wright, Randall Urban and Melinda Sheffield-Moore

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:778

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Worldwide, over 500,000 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year, a disease with major impact on life expectancy and quality of life. The purpose of the Netherlands Quality of life and Biomedic...

    Authors: I.M. Verdonck-de Leeuw, F. Jansen, R. H. Brakenhoff, J. A. Langendijk, R. Takes, C. H. J. Terhaard, R. J. Baatenburg de Jong, J. H. Smit and C. R. Leemans

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:765

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy experience fatigue and other treatment side effects. Integrative therapies combining physical activity and dietary counseling are recommende...

    Authors: Marion Carayol, Gregory Ninot, Pierre Senesse, Jean-Pierre Bleuse, Sophie Gourgou, Hélène Sancho-Garnier, Chakib Sari, Isabelle Romieu, Gilles Romieu and William Jacot

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:737

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Leukemia is a malignant neoplasm that arises from hematopoietic cells. The number of leukemia cases has dramatically increased from 297,000 to 437, 033 cases worldwide. As result, the the Saudi Cancer Registry...

    Authors: Amen Bawazir, Nouf Al-Zamel, Abeer Amen, Maaged A. Akiel, Naif M. Alhawiti and Ali Alshehri

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:703

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Oesophagectomy remains the only curative intervention for oesophageal cancer, with defined nutritional and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) consequences. It follows therefore that there is a significant...

    Authors: E. M. Guinan, A. E. Bennett, S. L. Doyle, L. O’Neill, J. Gannon, G. Foley, J. A. Elliott, J. O’Sullivan, J. V. Reynolds and J. Hussey

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:682

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide. In developed countries, 80–90% of women will survive five years after diagnosis but the transition from hospital-based care to health self-...

    Authors: A. Singleton, S. R. Partridge, R. Raeside, M. Regimbal, K. K. Hyun, C. K. Chow, K. Sherman, E. Elder and J. Redfern

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:660

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    The use of nomograms for prognostication of individual cancer patients has been recommended in order to facilitate precision medicine. However, models for patients with soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) are limited ...

    Authors: Masaya Sekimizu, Koichi Ogura, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Sakae Tanaka, Katsunori Inagaki and Akira Kawai

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:657

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite an overwhelming body of evidence showing the benefits of physical activity (PA) and exercise for cancer survivors, few survivors meet the exercise oncology guidelines. Moreover, initiating, let alone m...

    Authors: Kirsten N. Adlard, David G. Jenkins, Chloe E. Salisbury, Kate A. Bolam, Sjaan R. Gomersall, Joanne F. Aitken, Suzanne K. Chambers, Jeff C. Dunn, Kerry S. Courneya and Tina L. Skinner

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:656

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    Since 2011, a tailored, interdisciplinary head and neck rehabilitation (IHNR) program, covered by the basic healthcare insurance, is offered to advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) patients in the Netherlands C...

    Authors: Ann-Jean C. C. Beck, Ellen Passchier, Valesca P. Retèl, Martijn M. Stuiver, Lisette van der Molen, Willem M. C. Klop, Arash Navran, Wim H. van Harten and Michiel W. M. van den Brekel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:655

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Anthracycline-based chemotherapy is associated with reduced cardiorespiratory fitness in breast cancer patients. High intensity interval training (HIIT) induces greater benefits on cardiorespiratory fitness th...

    Authors: Kyuwan Lee, Irene Kang, Wendy J. Mack, Joanne Mortimer, Fred Sattler, George Salem and Christina M. Dieli-Conwright

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:653

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  21. Content type: Research article

    One challenge in caring for cancer patients with incurable disease is the adequate identification of those in need for specialized palliative care (SPC). The study’s aim was to validate an easy to use phenomen...

    Authors: Christoph Ostgathe, Kim N. Wendt, Maria Heckel, Sandra Kurkowski, Carsten Klein, Stefan W. Krause, Florian S. Fuchs, Christian M. Bayer and Stephanie Stiel

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:646

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Smoking cessation is a key step towards improving cancer care and outcomes. However, smoking cessation interventions are underprovided in oncology settings. Within Jordan’s only comprehensive oncology center, ...

    Authors: F. I. Hawari, N. A. Obeidat, D. Rimawi and K. Jamal

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:580

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In response to the increasing cancer prevalence and the evolving health service landscape across the public and private health sectors in Australia, this study aimed to map cancer services and identify factors...

    Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Caroline Smith, Geoff P. Delaney, Kate Templeman, Suzanne Grant and Jane M. Ussher

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:570

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Most advanced elderly cancer patients experience fatigue, anorexia, and declining physical function due to cancer cachexia, for which effective interventions have not been established. We performed a phase I s...

    Authors: Satoru Miura, Tateaki Naito, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Katsuhiro Omae, Keita Mori, Toshimi Inano, Teiko Yamaguchi, Noriatsu Tatematsu, Taro Okayama, Ayumu Morikawa, Takako Mouri, Hisashi Tanaka, Madoka Kimura, Hisao Imai, Takuro Mizukami, Akira Imoto…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:528

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  25. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the five-level EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D-5 L) instrument in family caregivers (FCs) of leukemia patients in Heilongjiang of China.

    Authors: Limin Li, Chaojie Liu, Xiuzhi Cai, Hongjuan Yu, Xueyun Zeng, Mingjie Sui, Erwei Zheng, Yang Li, Jiao Xu, Jin Zhou and Weidong Huang

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:522

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  26. Content type: Research article

    With the increase in cancer survivors, more pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are developing as second primary cancers. Whether a prior cancer has an inferior impact on survival outcomes in patients wi...

    Authors: Chaobin He, Yu Zhang, Zhiyuan Cai and Xiaojun Lin

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:509

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    Breast cancer (BC) is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. Post-treatment, patients suffer from side effects and have various rehabilitation needs, which means that individualization is fundament...

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

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:472

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Blended cognitive behaviour therapy (bCBT) is an effective treatment for fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in curatively-treated breast, colorectal and prostate cancer survivors with high FCR. However, long-term...

    Authors: Rens Burm, Belinda Thewes, Laura Rodwell, Wietske Kievit, Anne Speckens, Marieke van de Wal and Judith Prins

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:462

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Supportive care Prioritization, Assessment and Recommendations for Kids (SPARK) is a web application focused on improving symptom control. It enables pediatric cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HS...

    Authors: Emily Vettese, Sadie Cook, Dilip Soman, Susan Kuczynski, Brenda Spiegler, Hailey Davis, Nathan Duong, Tal Schechter, L. Lee Dupuis and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:458

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Although the prognostic biomarkers associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) survival are well known, there are limited data on the association between the molecular characteristics and survival after recurrence...

    Authors: Dae-Won Lee, Sae-Won Han, Yongjun Cha, Jeong Mo Bae, Hwang-Phill Kim, Jaemyun Lyu, Hyojun Han, Hyoki Kim, Hoon Jang, Duhee Bang, Jae-Kyung Won, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Gyeong Hoon Kang and Tae-You Kim

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:421

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) can affect functional performance and quality of life considerably. Since balance training has proven to enhance physical function, it might be a promising str...

    Authors: S. Kneis, A. Wehrle, J. Müller, C. Maurer, G. Ihorst, A. Gollhofer and H. Bertz

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:414

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Previous neurocognitive assessments in non-central nervous system cancers highlight the high incidence of neurocognitive dysfunction in this study population. However, there have been few studies exploring neu...

    Authors: Yingchun Zeng, Andy S. K. Cheng, Ting Song, Xiujie Sheng, Huaidong Cheng, Yingwei Qiu, Jianfei Xie and Chetwyn C. H. Chan

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:386

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a fatal and rare disease that is caused by the inhalation of asbestos. Treatment and care requests made by MPM patients to their physicians were collected and analyzed.

    Authors: Yasuko Nagamatsu, Isao Oze, Keisuke Aoe, Katsuyuki Hotta, Katsuya Kato, Junko Nakagawa, Keiko Hara, Takumi Kishimoto and Nobukazu Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:383

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Lung cancer patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy exhibit many symptoms related to the disease, such as adverse events and infectious complications during treatment, which impacts directly their health-r...

    Authors: Daniel D’Almeida Preto, Mariana Toledo Baston, Camilla Centurion Geraige, Sarah Bertazzi Augusto, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Augusto Elias Mamere, Gustavo Dix Junqueira Pinto, Josiane Mourão Dias, Pedro Rafael Martins De Marchi, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva and Carlos Eduardo Paiva

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:382

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Many breast cancer survivors (BCS) report deficits in cognitive function. Physical activity (PA) has been associated with better processing speed and memory in healthy adults and thus may be a useful method fo...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Salerno, Kendrith Rowland, Arthur F. Kramer and Edward McAuley

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:371

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Alternative models of cancer follow-up care are needed to ameliorate pressure on services and better meet survivors’ long-term needs. This paper reports an evaluation of a service improvement initiative for th...

    Authors: Jane Frankland, Hazel Brodie, Deborah Cooke, Claire Foster, Rebecca Foster, Heather Gage, Jake Jordan, Ines Mesa-Eguiagaray, Ruth Pickering and Alison Richardson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:368

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    This study protocol describes the clinical trial of the Fex-Can intervention, a web-based self-help program targeting sexual dysfunction and fertility-related distress. The psycho-educational intervention has ...

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

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:344

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivors are at increased risk for late and long-term effects post-treatment. The post-treatment phase of care is often poorly coordinated and survivors navigate follow...

    Authors: Stacy N. Davis, Denalee M. O’Malley, Alicja Bator, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Lynn Clemow, Jeanne M. Ferrante, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Suzanne M. Miller, Patricia Findley and Shawna V. Hudson

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:340

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Decisions made in multidisciplinary tumor conferences (MTC) that consider patient preferences result in better patient outcomes. Furthermore, it has been shown that in some breast cancer centers in Germany, pa...

    Authors: Christian Heuser, Annika Diekmann, Christoph Kowalski, Anna Enders, Rupert Conrad, Holger Pfaff, Lena Ansmann and Nicole Ernstmann

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:330

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    The purpose of this review is to update previously published reviews on exercise programming in exercise trials in prostate cancer survivors. We evaluated: 1) the application of the principles of exercise trai...

    Authors: Sarah E. Neil-Sztramko, Mary E. Medysky, Kristin L. Campbell, Kelcey A. Bland and Kerri M. Winters-Stone

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2019 19:321

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