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Patient and physician's perspectives

04-20-2017 | Esophageal cancer | Article

Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective

This article is co-authored by a patient with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and his physician, who performed oesophagectomy.

Maule D, Boccola M, & Lord RV. Oncol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40487-017-0044-4

07-01-2016 | Colorectal cancer | Article

Living with cancer: through the eyes of the patient and the physician

A patient describes his experience of diagnosis and treatment for adenocarcinoma of the colon. This commentary is accompanied by a physician’s perspective of the management steps taken to tackle this patient’s condition.

Vigo JM et al. Oncol Ther 2016; 4: 183–187. doi:10.1007/s40487-016-0025-z

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Case studies

03-09-2017 | Lymphoma | Case study | Article

Case study: CNS lymphoma

Understand the clinical approach from the presentation, workup and staging, to the treatment recommendations for a 56-year-old woman who presented with vertigo, headaches, and frequent falls.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_14

03-09-2017 | Lymphoma | Case study | Article

Case study: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

In this case study, an 83-year-old female presented to the physician with a progressing pruritic cutaneous rash that started 8 years ago. Read this review to understand how her condition was managed.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_10

03-14-2017 | Lymphoma | Case study | Article

Case study: SLL and CLL

A 72-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia self-palpated a left submandibular lump – read how the City of Hope team approached his case.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_4

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12-05-2014 | Hematologic cancers | Book chapter | Article

Quality of life in Hodgkin lymphoma

An expert review of clinical trials evaluating health-related quality of life assessment for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma to determine prevention strategies and methods to support patients returning to ‘normal’ life.

Halbsguth TV & Flechtner HH. In: Hodgkin Lymphoma. Edited by Engert A & Younes A. Springer International Publishing, 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12505-3_23

01-01-2015 | Hematologic cancers | Book chapter | Article

Palliative care for patients with haematological malignancies

This chapters provides hematologists and palliative care specialists with the latest advice on how to manage patients with incurable hematological disease.

Alt-Epping B & Hohloch K. In: Palliative Care in Oncology. Edited by Alt-Epping B & Nauck F. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-46202-7_3

10-28-2015 | Gynecologic cancers | Article

Is it time to centralize ovarian cancer care in the United States?

This article reviews the most recent data around the centralization of ovarian cancer care, the potential health disparities that exist, and how these factors affect patient outcomes, specifically in the United States. 

Cowan RA et al. Ann Surg Oncol 2016; 23: 989–993. doi:10.1245/s10434-015-4938-9

04-29-2015 | Head and neck cancers | ReviewPaper | Article

Impact of weight loss in patients with head and neck carcinoma undergoing radiotherapy: is it an underestimated phenomenon? A radiation oncologist’s perspective

In this perspective article, Cacicedo et al outline the current lack of consensus on the subject of weight loss in patients with head and neck cancer and why more high-quality studies are required.

Eur J Clin Nutr 2015; 69: 757–760. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.65

J Cacicedo, A Dal Pra, F Alongi, A Navarro

11-23-2015 | Genitourinary cancers | Article

Mode of prostate cancer detection is associated with the psychological wellbeing of survivors: results from the PiCTure study

Drummond et al. find that prostate cancer survivors diagnosed with asymptomatic prostate specific antigen-detected disease are at lower risk of depression, anxiety and stress than those with symptomatic clinically-diagnosed disease.

Drummond FJ et al. Support Care Cancer 2016; 24: 2297–2307. doi:10.1007/s00520-015-3033-x

02-17-2016 | Gynecologic cancers | Article

Journal of Cancer Survivorship

Ovarian cancer survivors’ quality of life: a systematic review

This systematic review examines long-term quality of life and patient-reported outcomes in patients who have survived ovarian cancer after treatment.

Ahmed-Lecheheb D & Joly F. J Cancer Surviv 2016; 10: 789–801. doi:10.1007/s11764-016-0525-8

11-20-2015 | Gynecologic cancers | Article

New advances in ovarian autotransplantation to restore fertility in cancer patients

This systematic review explores the latest clinical and research advances and challenges of human ovary autotransplantation for young women undergoing gonadotoxic treatments. 

Salama M & Woodruff TK. Cancer Metastasis Rev 2015; 34: 807–822. doi:10.1007/s10555-015-9600-2

05-18-2016 | Colorectal cancer | Article

Comparison of the FACT-C, EORTC QLQ-CR38, and QLQ-CR29 quality of life questionnaires for patients with colorectal cancer: a literature review

This review article compares the development, characteristics, validity, and reliability of three widely used quality of life assessment tools used in patients with colorectal cancer.

Ganesh V et al. Support Care Cancer 2016; 24: 3661–3668. doi:10.1007/s00520-016-3270-7

09-30-2016 | Breast cancer | Article

Quality of life (QOL) and symptom burden (SB) in patients with breast cancer

The authors examined symptom burden and quality of life (QOL) in different patient groups across the breast cancer continuum to identify those at greater risk of higher symptom burden and poorer QOL.

Hamer J et al. Support Care Cancer 2017; 25: 409–419. doi:10.1007/s00520-016-3417-6

10-28-2016 | Breast cancer | Article

Living well after breast cancer randomized controlled trial protocol: evaluating a telephone-delivered weight loss intervention versus usual care in women following treatment for breast cancer

This article reviews the ‘The Living Well after Breast Cancer trial’, which seeks to evaluate the effect of weight loss interventions for breast cancer survivors as part of routine survivorship care.

Reeves MM et al. BMC Cancer 2016; 16: 830. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2858-0

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