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Patient and physician's perspectives

20-04-2017 | Esophageal cancer | Patient and physician’s perspective | 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

01-07-2016 | Colorectal cancer | Patient and physician’s perspective | 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 reports

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


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

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

CNS lymphoma

This  case report describes the presentation, workup and staging, and 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

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

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

In this case report, 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

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07-11-2017 | Lymphoma | Article

Fatigue- and health-related quality-of-life in anemic patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma

In this observational multicenter study, Gascón et al. found that almost all patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma diagnosed with anemia suffered from fatigue. Increases in hemoglobin were associated to improvements in fatigue and quality of life.

Gascón P et al. Support Care Cancer 2017. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3948-5

10-11-2017 | Prostate cancer | Article

The impact of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making on health-related quality of life before treatment onset

The authors found that patients who underwent prostate biopsy and treatment decision-making for prostate cancer experienced a decline in health-related quality of life, as did choosing treatment with a curative intent.

Cuypers M et al. Support Care Cancer 2017. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3953-8

02-10-2017 | Prostate cancer | Article

TrueNTH sexual recovery study protocol: A multi-institutional collaborative approach to developing and testing a web-based intervention for couples coping with the side-effects of prostate cancer treatment in a randomized controlled trial

In this article the authors  describe a novel intervention that delivers web-based content for sexual recovery for men with prostate cancer.

Wittmann D et al. BMC Cancer 2017;17:664. doi:10.1186/s12885-017-3652-3

03-10-2017 | Prostate cancer | Article

Efficacy of a multi-component exercise programme and nutritional supplementation on musculoskeletal health in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer (IMPACT): Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

The authors discuss the design of IMPACT, a trial investigating whether a multi-component exercise program and nutritional supplement can ameliorate the adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

Owen PJ et al. Trials 2017;18:451. doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2185-z

15-09-2017 | Renal cell carcinoma | Article

Health-related quality of life and its determinants in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

This study shows that disease symptoms reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in renal cell carcinoma, suggesting that targeted therapies that increase progression-free survival should postpone reductions in HRQoL.

de Groot S et al. Qual Life Res 2017. doi:10.1007/s11136-017-1704-4

01-09-2017 | Neuroendocrine tumors | Article

Improving quality of life in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor following peptide receptor radionuclide therapy assessed by EORTC QLQ-C30

In this study, the authors find peptide receptor radionuclide therapy to be effective in the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors whilst also improving the quality of life of patients.

Marinova M, et al. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2017. doi:10.1007/s00259-017-3816-z

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