Predictors of Quality of Life and Depression among Korean American Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers

Psycho-Oncology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research

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In this study, we conducted the proliferation and apoptosis assay on A20 cells and endothelial cells (ECs) with different concentrations of TCS and investigated the levels of gene expression linked to angiogenesis. Herein, a new mechanism that TCS inhibits murine B-cell lymphoma growth by anti-angiogenesis was reported. First, TCS inhibit tumor growth and prolonged survival significantly in vivo, and TCS depressed the formation of new blood vessels around the tumor in a dose-dependent manner. Further studies showed that the platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1/CD31)-positive endothelial cell numbers, and ...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Authors: Plitzko L, Mehnert-Theuerkauf A, Götze H Abstract INTRODUCTION: Resilience is considered as a resource in coping with psychological distress and traumatic experiences and plays an increasing role in psycho-oncology research. The aim of the study is to analyse the resilience in long-term cancer survivors depending on depression, anxiety, sociodemographic and disease-related factors and to compare with the general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our study includes data from 972 patients (53% male, mean age=67 years, 25% prostate cancer, 22% breast cancer) 5 or 10 years after cancer diagnosis via t...
Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states, are slated for similar legalization in 2019.  While stopping the weed train is unlikely (there are profits to be made in this new frontier), ensuring that its brakes and safety protocols are in working order is imperative. Protections for our most vulnerable populations — adolescents, young adults, and people with mental illness issues — ough...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Medications Professional Stigma Substance Abuse Effects Of Cannabis Legalizing Marijuana Psychosis Stigmatization Substance Use THC Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to earlier reports of lower-quality care, patients with and without mental illness had similar preventive and chronic disease management care quality following medical home implementation. PMID: 31310189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt remains imperative to regard the brainstem with caution for immunotherapeutic intervention. Nonetheless, we show that further careful development of immunotherapies for pediatric brainstem tumors is warranted to harness the potential potency of anti-tumor immune responses, despite their possible toxicity within this anatomically sensitive location.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdult brain tumour survivors were found to experience poorer SCF than healthy controls after accounting for anxiety. SCF was related to multiple factors after brain tumour; however, an independent association with anxiety was identified.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThese findings highlight the potential value of psychological interventions targeting anxiety and cognitive effects to improve quality of survivorship after brain tumour.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion.A data‐driven approach based on depressive symptoms identified five different depressive symptom profiles, including demoralization, in older patients with cancer. Severe depression was independently and substantially associated with poor survival.Implications for Practice.Older patients with cancer present with distinct profiles of depressive symptomatology, including different severity levels of depression and the demoralization syndrome. Clinicians should use a systematic assessment of depressive symptoms to adequately highlight these distinct profiles. Geriatric and oncological features are differently ass...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Geriatric Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions.Long‐term HRQoL of survivors of gynecological cancer is not impacted by stage of disease. Specific interventions should focus on issues that promote social and professional reintegration and improve HRQoL.Implications for Practice.This study shows that women with gynecological cancer have problems related to work and sexual dysfunction, even 5 years after diagnosis. The results of this study will help improve clinicians’ awareness of the factors affecting the lives of gynecological cancer survivors, even long after diagnosis and treatment. They will also highlight for clinicians the areas that are of im...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecologic Oncology, Global Health and Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusions: Hence, we conclude that culturally familiar instrumental classical music demonstrates a significant effect in alleviating pain, anxiety, and low mood as an adjunct to on-going therapies in cancer patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion.Bridge is a feasible and acceptable care delivery model for patients with SMI, their caregivers, and oncology clinicians. Randomized trials are warranted to assess the efficacy of improving cancer outcomes in this underserved population.Implications for Practice.Serious mental illness affects 13 million U.S. adults who experience increased cancer mortality. To improve outcomes, new models of integrated oncology and mental health care are urgently needed. This study found that it was feasible to identify, enroll, and retain patients with serious mental illness and a new cancer in a trial of integrated mental heal...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care, Community Outreach Source Type: research
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