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Cognitive behavioral therapy more effective than acupuncture for insomnia in cancer survivors

CBT

Trial results suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is more effective than acupuncture for reducing the severity of insomnia symptoms in cancer survivors, although both approaches offer benefits.

Expert opinion

Challenges of an aging and increasingly obese breast cancer survivor population: Are we ready?

Obesity and breast cancer

In an aging population with rising obesity levels, comorbidities and worse overall prognoses for breast cancer patients are a growing concern. Damien Hansra (Cancer Treatment Centers of America, GA, USA) calls for more education and preparation to combat this concerning public health threat.

23-04-2018 | Survivorship | Editorial | Article

Challenges of an aging and increasingly obese breast cancer survivor population: Are we ready?

In an aging population with rising obesity levels, comorbidities and worse overall prognoses for breast cancer patients are a growing concern. Damien Hansra (Cancer Treatment Centers of America, GA, USA) calls for more education and preparation to combat this concerning public health threat.

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Damien Hansra MD

01-02-2018 | Malignant pleural effusion | Podcast | Audio

Expert comment: AMPLE trial

Listen to Fabien Maldonado, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, give his views on the AMPLE trial, which aimed to establish the more effective technique for reducing the number of hospitalization days in patients with malignant pleural effusion.

27-04-2017 | Pain | Themed collection | Collection

Cancer pain

A themed content collection that provides an overview of the mechanisms, assessment, diagnosis and management of cancer-related pain.

Practical guides

01-02-2017 | Toxicities | Practical management guide | Collection

Oral mucositis: A diagnostic guide

Oral mucositis is a frequent and debilitating complication of cancer therapy, particularly in patients with cancer of the mouth and throat. This illustrated slide set provides a step-by-step guide to diagnosing oral mucositis associated with cancer therapy.

Supportive Care in Cancer Editor-in-Chief Dr Fred Ashbury recommends...

Patient-reported outcomes in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma: a systematic review

This systematic review aims to quantify the amount of evidence-based data available on health-related quality of life in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) patients published since 1990. In addition, the authors examine the possible added value of RRMM patients’ perspectives in supporting clinical decision-making.

Sparano F et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 2075. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4137-x

Integrative medicine and the oncology patient: options and benefits

The authors of this article discuss how an Integrative Medicine Department can function in a hospital system, particularly with regard to oncology patients, the modalities appropriate for oncology patients, how these modalities can benefit this patient population, and the role of IM in cancer survivorship

Armstrong K et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 2267. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-4007-y

Other journal articles and book chapters

14-05-2018 | Breast cancer | Article

Effect of glucocorticoid use on survival in patients with stage I–III breast cancer

Lin CH et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018. doi:10.1007/s10549-018-4787-x

20-03-2018 | Multiple myeloma | Article

Patient-reported outcomes in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma: a systematic review

Sparano F et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 2075. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4137-x

03-03-2018 | Hematologic cancers | Article

Sexual health in patients with hematological malignancies: a neglected issue

Niscola P et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26(6): 1699-1701. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4124-2.

02-02-2018 | Supportive care | Article

Integrative medicine and the oncology patient: options and benefits

Armstrong K et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 2267. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-4007-y

01-02-2018 | Bladder cancer | Article

Assessment of content validity for patient-reported outcome measures used in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review

Rutherford C et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 1061. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4058-8

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