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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

Practical management guides

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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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

01-19-2016 | Neuroendocrine tumors | Article

Association between general self-efficacy, social support, cancer-related stress and physical health-related quality of life: a path model study in patients with neuroendocrine tumors

General self-efficacy, social support, and cancer-related stress are key factors in coping with a neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis. This study found that improving these factors may improve health-related quality of life.

Haugland T et al. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2016; 14: 11. doi:10.1186/s12955-016-0413-y

02-09-2017 | Neuroendocrine tumors | Article

Web-based information and support for patients with a newly diagnosed neuroendocrine tumor: a feasibility study

The authors investigated whether the use of a web-based system, involving self-screening, patient education, and self-referral to professional healthcare, is feasible in patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

Bouma G et al. Support Care Cancer 2017; 25: 2075–2083. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3598-7

01-15-2016 | Uterine cancer | Article

Factors affecting pregnancy outcomes in young women treated with fertility-preserving therapy for well-differentiated endometrial cancer or atypical endometrial hyperplasia

This study compared pregnant (n=45) and non-pregnant (n=53) patients with endometrial cancer treated with medroxyprogesterone acetate to evaluate the factors affecting clinical pregnancy establishment.

Inoue O et al. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2016; 14: 2. doi:10.1186/s12958-015-0136-7

07-07-2016 | Multiple myeloma | Article

The impact of disease-related symptoms and palliative care concerns on health-related quality of life in multiple myeloma: a multi-centre study

In this original article, the authors conclude that patients with multiple myeloma have a reduced quality of life and that patient-reported outcomes should be used to assess patients in need of supportive care.

Ramsenthaler C et al. BMC Cancer 2016; 16: 427. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2410-2

06-03-2017 | Spinal cord neoplasms | Conference | News

ASCO 2017

Single radiation dose sufficient for spinal cord suppression relief

Multifraction radiotherapy is unnecessary for some patients with spinal cord compression symptoms in late-stage cancer, suggest SCORAD III study findings reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


J Clin Oncol 2017; 35: LBA10004

01-23-2017 | Colorectal cancer | News

Anti-IL-1α agent may provide advanced CRC palliative relief

Patients with metastatic or unresectable colorectal cancer may benefit from MABp1 antibody therapy targeting interleukin-1α, suggests a phase III trial using novel criteria for assessing efficacy in palliative care.


Lancet Oncol 2017; Advance online publication

12-01-2015 | Hematologic cancers | Book chapter | Article

Palliative Care for Patients with Haematological Malignancies

This chapter reviews how palliative care can support patients with incurable hematological malignancies and offers advice for palliative care providers on how to manage patients with these diseases.

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

03-31-2016 | Lung and thoracic tumors | Article

Integrated palliative care and oncologic care in non-small-cell lung cancer

This comprehensive literature review assesses the main advances and potential impact of palliative care integration into the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.

Chandrasekar D, Tribett E, & Ramchandran K. Curr Treat Options in Oncol 2016; 17: 23. doi:10.1007/s11864-016-0397-1

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