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Patient and physician's perspectives

20-04-2017 | Esophageal cancer | new tag | 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 | new tag | 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

14-03-2017 | 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

09-03-2017 | 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

09-03-2017 | 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

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10-06-2017 | Prostate cancer | Article

Effects of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients: A meta-analysis

The authors find that resistance exercise is a potent approach in counteracting increase of body fat as well as loss of muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance in patients suffering from prostate cancer.

Keilani M, Hasenoehrl T, Baumann L et al. Support Care Cancer 2017;25:2953–2968. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3771-z

03-06-2017 | 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

04-05-2017 | Hepatocellular carcinoma | Article

Cirrhosis patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are significantly less likely to receive surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma

This study finds suboptimal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance rates in patients with cirrhosis: Only 49% received surveillance within 6 months and 78% received HCC surveillance within 1 year.

Tavakoli H, Robinson A, Liu B et al. Dig Dis Sci 2017;62:2174–2181. doi:10.1007/s10620-017-4595-x

27-04-2017 | Brain metastases | Article

Cognitive dysfunction in patients with brain metastases: influences on caregiver resilience and coping

Using a cross-sectional analysis of self-reported data among caregivers of patients with brain metastase, the authors here examine  the impact of the patients’ cognitive impairment on caregiver resilience and caregiver coping strategies.

Saria MG et al. Support Care Cancer 2017; 25: 1247–1256. doi:10.1007/s00520-016-3517-3

14-03-2017 | Mesothelioma | Article

Physical function and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) surgery is a method employed in multimodal treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma to achieve maximum cytoreduction. In this study, the authors highlight the association between P/D and health-related quality of life.

Tanaka T et al. Support Care Cancer 2017; 25: 2569–2575. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3666-z

17-02-2017 | Bladder cancer | Article

The patients’ experience of a bladder cancer diagnosis: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence

This authors review the qualitative evidence reporting first-hand accounts of being diagnosed with, treated for, and surviving bladder cancer, highlighting the need to develop more sensitive patient-reported outcome measures.

Edmondson AJ, Birtwistle JC, Catto JWF, Twiddy M. J Cancer Surviv 2017;11:453–461. doi:10.1007/s11764-017-0603-6

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