Adapting psychosocial interventions for older adults with cancer: A case example of Managing Anxiety from Cancer (MAC)

Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Kelly M. Trevino, Amy Stern, Holly G. Prigerson
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Anxiety;   Chemotherapy Effect;   Breast Cancer;   Head Cancer Neck Intervention:   Behavioral: Virtual reality exposure Sponsor:   Hospices Civils de Lyon Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Fatigue;   Depression, Anxiety;   Insomnia;   Hot Flashes;   Quality of Life Intervention:   Other: Acupuncture; based on Tradidtional Chinese Medicine Sponsors:   Kristiania University College;   Norwegian Cancer Society;   University of Bergen;   Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;   Dana-Farber Cancer Institute;   University Hospital, Akershus;   University of York;   University of Tromso Not yet recruiting
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Mind jumble: Understanding chemo brain (Stanford Medicine): Sarah Liu was treated for leukemia as a teenager. She attended her high school graduation on a four-hour pass from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and was bald under her white graduation cap, her arm bandaged where she’d been receiving chemotherapy drugs. Liu survived cancer and the ordeal of her treatment, and for many years she thrived. But today, at 53, she struggles to remember the names of all the Stanford oncologists who helped her, though she reveres them for saving her life. Many years later, her childhood cancer treatments — ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology astrocyte chemo-brain chemobrain chemotherapy chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment cognitive difficulties Cognitive-impairment microglia myelin oligodendrocyte OPC Source Type: blogs
(University of Surrey) Telephone interventions could be used to successfully treat symptoms of cancer such as fatigue, depression and anxiety, new research in the Cochrane Library reports. This could help patients receive the care they need during the current Covid-19 pandemic when face- to- face access with medical professionals is limited.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Conclusions: It is the first report regarding the association between DAN and PTG. We found a positive impact of death anxiety on psychological changes in caregivers of cancer patients. PMID: 32490635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
DiscussionThe E2C2 intervention offers a pragmatic, scalable approach to delivering guideline-based symptom and function management for cancer patients. Since discrete EHR-imbedded algorithms drive defining aspects of the intervention, the approach can be efficiently disseminated and updated by specifying and modifying these centralized EHR algorithms.Trial,NCT03892967. Registered on 25 March 2019.
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Authors: Dilalla V, Chaput G, Williams T, Sultanem K Abstract The Canadian Cancer Society estimated that 220,400 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in 2019. Of the affected patients, more than 60% will survive for 5 years or longer after their cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, nearly 40% will receive at least 1 course of radiotherapy (rt). Radiotherapy is used with both curative and palliative intent: to treat early-stage or locally advanced tumours (curative) and for symptom management in advanced disease (palliative). It can be delivered systemically (external-beam rt) or internally (brachytherapy). Although tec...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions: This report describes the results of the first national survey assessing the impact of the covid-19 on Canadian medical oncologists and how they deliver systemic anticancer therapies. We hope that these data will provide a framework to address the challenges identified. PMID: 32489248 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
What is stigma? And how does it affect a person’s mental health and quality of life? In today’s Psych Central Podcast, Gabe talks with anthropologists Alex Brewis and Amber Wutich about the deeply dehumanizing impact of stigma in society. Whether it’s your mental health diagnosis, your neighborhood, your race or your inability to meet society’s standards in some way, stigma is alive and well in today’s world. People even tend to stigmatize themselves, intensifying their suffering.  Why are people so quick to stigmatize? And how does stigma affect mental health treatment? Tune into the sh...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
We know it’s important to be connected to our feelings. When feelings go underground, they don’t disappear. They operate unconsciously, perhaps contributing to our anxiety or depression — or just a vague sense of discontent. Oftentimes, we can’t put our finger on what’s causing us to feel disconnected, isolated, or less alive. There is one human emotion in particular that often hides out, living in a half-dormant state that reduces our joie de vivre (joy of living) and is prone to being activated when conditions arise that activate it. This is the human emotion of shame. Of all our human emoti...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Authenticity Confidence Shame Source Type: blogs
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