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Survivorship, cancer burden and supportive therapy

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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