Impact of a Culturally Tailored Education Intervention for African-American and Appalachian Men in Ohio
AbstractMen, particularly those of underserved groups, bear a disproportionate cancer burden. Knowledge about cancer and screening is associated with adherence to screening guidelines. However it is possible that a correlation exists between an individual ’s education attainment and ability to gain knowledge from health education. Men were recruited from Ohio counties with significant cancer disparities and asked to participate in three education sessions. Measures included a baseline survey collecting demographic information and pre- and post-inte rvention knowledge assessments about each of the topics. Pairedt test...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

2020 International Cancer Education Conference Program and Abstracts
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Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Detection of Oral Cancer: Interest of Multi-site Biopsies, Illustrated by an Educational Clinical Case Study
(Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Storytelling: a Cultural Determinant of Health Among African American Cancer Patients
(Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Correction to: Rationale and Design of a Telehealth Self-Management, Shared Care Intervention for Post-treatment Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer
A Correction to this paper has been published:https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-021-01969-5 (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Developing a Dedicated Leadership Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents
This study aims to determine baseline attitudes toward the perceptions and utility of a leadership development curriculum (LDC) for radiation oncology (RO) residents. A novel longitudinal LDC was implemented for RO residents at our institution from 2018 to 2019. Prior to the curriculum, current and past residents in our institution ’s RO residency program were surveyed on their attitudes towards leadership in healthcare, emotional intelligence competencies, and leadership training interests. After the completion of the LDC, a post-curriculum survey was forwarded to current residents. The response rate was 84% (21 of ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Sun Protection Behavior Following Skin Cancer Resection and Reconstruction
AbstractIncreased exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is associated with an increased risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Cutaneous surgery can be negatively influenced by UVR, causing delayed wound healing, hyperpigmentation of the scar, and an increased incidence of additional skin cancers. By changing sun protection behavior, these risks can be limited. Therefore, this study evaluates changes in patients ’ sun protective behavior after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). Patients undergoing MMS between December 2017 and November 2019 were included. Patients were asked to complete the FACE-Q Skin Cancer - Sun Protect...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Building Cancer Prevention and Control Research Capacity in Rural Appalachian Kentucky Primary Care Clinics During COVID-19: Development and Adaptation of a Multilevel Colorectal Cancer Screening Project
This study describes the development of a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening multilevel intervention with four primary care clinics in rural Appalachian Kentucky. We also discuss barriers experienced by the clinics during COVID-19 and how clinic limitations and needs informed project modifications. Four primary care clinics were recruited, key informant interviews with clinic providers were conducted, electronic health record (EHR) capacity to collect data related to CRC screening and follow-up was assessed, and a series of meetings were held with clinic champions to discuss implementation of strategies to impact clinic CRC...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of mHealth and eHealth Tools in Improving Provider Knowledge, Confidence, and Behaviors Related to Cancer Detection, Treatment, and Survivorship Care: a Systematic Review
AbstractMobile health (mHealth) and eHealth interventions have demonstrated potential to improve cancer care delivery and disease management by increasing access to health information and health management skills. However, there is a need to better understand the overall impact of these interventions in improving cancer care and to identify best practices to support intervention adoption. Overall, this review intended to systematically catalogue the recent body of cancer-based mHealth and eHealth education and training interventions and assess the effectiveness of these interventions in increasing health care professionals...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Using Spirituality to Cope with COVID-19: the Experiences of African American Breast Cancer Survivors
In this report, we explore the ways in which spirituality was used to manage stressors during this pandemic. This is a qualitative descriptive study with content analysis of data from the narratives from 18 African American breast cancer survivors. Participants were interviewed via phone and video conferencing platform and asked to respond to questions of strategies used to manage stressors encountered during this COVID-19 pandemic. Spirituality enabled African American breast cancer survivors to better manage their psychological distress through (1) increased engagement in religious activities; (2) reliance on God for pro...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Communicating Effectively via Tele-oncology (Comskil TeleOnc): a Guide for Best Practices for Communication Skills in Virtual Cancer Care
AbstractThe emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, causing coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19) has disrupted the US medical care system. Telemedicine has rapidly emerged as a critical technology enabling health care visits to continue while supporting social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among patients, families, and clinicians. This model of patient care is being utilized at major cancer centers around the USA —and tele-oncology (telemedicine in oncology) has rapidly become the primary method of providing cancer care. However, most clinicians have little experience and inadequate tr...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Awareness of and Support for HPV Vaccination Among Pacific Islander Women in Southern California
AbstractPacific Islander (PI) women experience disproportionately high rates of cervical cancer and mortality and have lower rates of Pap testing. Since up to 70% of cervical cancers could be prevented by being vaccinated for human papilloma virus (HPV), this cross-sectional study explored the predictors of HPV and vaccine awareness, receipt of the vaccine, and attitudes toward vaccinating children among adult PI women in southern California, who historically have low rates of HPV vaccination and high rates of cervical cancer that could be prevented with HPV vaccination. Participants (n=148) consist a subsample of Chamorro...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patterns of Care and Barriers to Utilization of Definitive Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Russia
ConclusionsDespite level 1 evidence, cCRT is rarely used in Russia for pts with locally advanced NSCLC, and preference for sequential therapy and concerns over high toxicity are the most common barriers. Education of Russian ROs may increase cCRT utilization, leading to improved survival, notably in the era of maintenance immunotherapy. (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Summer School Oncology Groningen: Improving a Successful International Course by Refining the Old, Maintaining What ’s Good
AbstractFor more than two decades, the International Summer School Oncology for Medical Students (ISOMS) has organized a biennial 2-week international summer school program in Groningen, the Netherlands. The summer school aims to increase knowledge about general cancer care, reduce fear of talking to cancer patients, and expose students to cancer-related problems. After 22  years, there was a need to improve the summer school format, the application procedure, and the intensity of the course. Here, we describe and evaluate these and additional changes that were made to the program. Several changes were made to the sum...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - February 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Updated Analysis of the Oncology Section of the OITE from 2007 to 2019
AbstractThe Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE) is administered annually to orthopedic surgery residents to assess their medical knowledge. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the orthopedic oncology portion of the exam in order to aid residents in preparation for future in-training and licensing examinations as well as to help guide oncology residency education curriculum. All of the orthopedic oncology questions on the OITE from 2007 to 2019 were reviewed. Analysis included (1) the number of oncology questions each year, (2) question topic, (3) question taxonomy (knowledge versus interpretation), (4) the type o...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Patients: a Systematic Review
This study aims to identify and synthesise cancer patients ’ views about areas where they need support throughout their care. A systematic  search of the literature from PsycInfo, Embase and Medline databases was conducted, and a narrative. Synthesis of results was carried out using the Corbin& Strauss “3 lines of work” framework. For each line of work, a group of key common needs were identified. For illness-work, the key needs idenitified were; understanding their illness and treatment options, knowing what to expect, communication with healthcare professionals, and staying well....
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study on the Needs of Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
AbstractFew studies have investigated the needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), and none have been conducted in Italy. Three categories of needs have been identified from the literature: information, support, and practical resources. The present study aims to achieve an in-depth understanding of the patients ’ needs related to the MBC care pathway. In-depth interviews were conducted and analyzed by thematic analysis. The participants were 9 women with MBC (age range 36–74) who were enrolled at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionalde dei tumori, in Milan. The analysis enabled us to identif...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Optimising Awareness and Knowledge of Breast Cancer Screening for Nurses Through Train-the-Trainer Workshops
AbstractNurses play an important role in educating patients on breast cancer and have a positive influence in encouraging women to participate in breast screening. This current study aimed to use a train-the-trainer model to improve the level of knowledge of nurses on breast cancer and screening in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The study also focused on the nurses ’ ability to train other nurses in assisting women to engage in breast screening. This interventional study used a mixed-method design. Seventeen female nurses (aged 28–60 years) were recruited from public and private health centers and p...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Using The Cancer Genome Atlas as a Tool to Improve Undergraduate Student Understanding of Cancer Genetics and the Hallmarks of Cancer Progression
AbstractUndergraduate students harbor a number of misconceptions about the complexity of cancer. Though educational interventions have been shown to  promote student learning of various aspects of this ubiquitous disease, to date no studies have evaluated undergraduate student understanding of the Hallmarks of Cancer, a set of core properties that have emerged as the defining characteristics that drive cancer development and progression. This s tudy documents poor baseline knowledge of many fundamental aspects of cancer biology and genetics by 2nd- and 3rd-year undergraduate students, and it evaluates the efficacy of ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Preoperative Group Consultation Prior to Surgery for Colorectal Cancer —an Explorative Study of a New Patient Education Method
AbstractPatients with colorectal cancer may lack information about the disease and treatment. In 2017, a group consultation before start of surgery was introduced at a university hospital in western Sweden to inform about the disease, treatment, and ongoing scientific studies. The primary aim of this study was to explore the experience of the patients attending the group consultation. Based on semi-structured interviews with patients with colorectal cancer, a questionnaire was constructed and administered to patients, both those attending and those not attending the group consultation. In total, 124 patients were included ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Regarding Oral Cancer among Dental Graduates —A Web-Based Survey
This study revealed that the majority of the new dental clinicians were not having legitimate knowledge regarding oral cancer. Thus, this lacuna in knowledge and skills can be eliminated by conducting workshops and continuing education programs. This may subsequently aid to improve patient care. (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Doctor@Home: Through a Telemedicine Co-production and Co-learning Journey
AbstractTelemedicine and remote visits are becoming more and more popular in several medical disciplines, including oncology. The Covid-19 pandemic has enhanced the need to continue to meet patients ’ ambulatory care necessities ensuring social distancing and limiting the access to clinical facilities. The National Cancer Institute of Aviano, Italy, has recently launched a program called “Doctor @ Home” (D@H). The pillars of the program are the co-production of the oncological care and th e co-learning approach, which sees the clinical staff “hand in hand” with patients to maximize the outcome...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Core Competencies in Cancer Genomics for Healthcare Professionals: Results From a Systematic Literature Review and a Delphi Process
AbstractThe continuous development and use of genomic sequencing requires healthcare professionals to constantly integrate these advancements into their clinical practice. There is a documented lack of cancer genomics contents in the teaching and learning programs. We aimed to identify the core competencies in cancer genomics for non-genetic healthcare professionals. We performed a literature review in PubMed, SCOPUS, and Web of Science databases to retrieve articles published from 2000 to 2018, in English or Italian language. We included articles that reported the competencies for non-genetic healthcare professionals in c...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Nursing Students ’ Knowledge and Attitude Toward Cancer Survivorship
AbstractThe number of cancer survivors is expected to rise to up to 20 million by 2026. It is of utmost importance that nurses who provide survivorship care enhance their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of cancer survivors. The purpose of this project is to propose a pilot evidence-based educational project to incorporate the concept and framework of the survivorship care plan for nursing students. We evaluated feedback from nursing students for their knowledge and attitude on cancer survivorship care. A pilot educational project was given to 38 undergraduate students and 17 graduate students. Pre- and post-test fee...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Assessment of Patient Satisfaction Among Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy
AbstractThe patient-provider relationship is a key driver of patient satisfaction as it relates to overall healthcare experience. We surveyed patients undergoing radiation therapy to determine what they consider to be the most valued qualities in their interactions with the healthcare team. An ethics-approved 35-item patient satisfaction survey was developed in-house to gain insights on patients ’ perception of their relationship with the healthcare team throughout their cancer journey. There were 199 completed survey, median age 68 years, 54% women and 45% men. Almost all (95%) “agreed” or “strongl...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Whole New World: A Medical Student ’s Reflection on the Moments Before Surgery for Breast Cancer
AbstractMedical school clerkship offers third year medical students multiple opportunities to acquire clinical experience through real patient interactions and integration into the healthcare teams of different specialties. As part of the general surgery rotation, medical students are invited to scrub in to assist with surgeries —a chance to simultaneously gain medical knowledge while developing technical skills. In what is often an impersonal experience for most patients, students are encouraged to consider the patient’s perspective throughout their surgical journey from the pre-operative to post-operative sta...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Education and Cancer Control
(Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Understanding Cancer Survivors ’ Educational Needs About Prescription Opioid Medications: Implications for Cancer Education and Health Literacy
AbstractCancer survivors ’ perceptions of prescription opioid medication (POM) and the health communications they receive about POM’s safety and effectiveness are embedded within the national discourse of the opioid epidemic. Using qualitative methods, this community-based study explored the health communication and the educational needs of diverse cancer survivors who received opioid agonist treatment to manage cancer pain. Our community-based sample consisted of 25 cancer survivors, 24 healthcare providers, and six community-level stakeholders. Over half of the cancer survivors interviewed were from underrepr...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Key Informants ’ Perspectives on Implementing a Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program in a Safety Net Healthcare System: Leadership, Successes, and Barriers
This study examined factors associated with feasibility and potential facilitators and barriers which might affect the implementation of a new evidence-based comprehensive primary care and community health –based program aiming to promote efficient and equitable delivery of Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation (LCS-TC). Fifty-three key informants were interviewed. Informants discussed their perceptions of adoption of screening and appropriate referral practices across 15 community health cent ers. They also identified barriers and facilitators to implementing the LCS-TC program. Interview data were analyzed us...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Rationale and Design of a Telehealth Self-Management, Shared Care Intervention for Post-treatment Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer
AbstractSurvivors of lung and colorectal cancer have high post-treatment needs; the majority are older and suffer from greater comorbidities and poor quality of life (QOL). They remain underrepresented in research, leading to significant disparities in post-treatment outcomes. Personalized post-treatment follow-up care and care coordination among healthcare teams is a priority for survivors of lung and colorectal cancer. However, there are few evidence-based interventions that address survivors ’ post-treatment needs beyond the use of a follow-up care plan. This paper describes the rationale and design of an evidence...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Transitioning Roles from Residency to Attending Physician in Radiation Oncology
AbstractMoving from the role of resident into that of a young attending is one of the most anticipated transitions in a medical trainee ’s career path. Radiation oncology residency training is typically apprentice-style focused in the outpatient setting, which carries additional unique challenges. Twenty-seven junior attendings at academic institutions within their first 5 years of practice were sent an online open-ended questionn aire in 2018 regarding aspects of their practice using a snowball sampling method. Responses were collected, and a thematic analysis was conducted in which two independent reviewers coded t...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Pilot Study of an Encounter Decision Aid for Lung Cancer Screening
AbstractThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has mandated in-person shared decision-making (SDM) counseling with the use of one or more decision aids (DAs) prior to lung cancer screening. We developed a single-page, paper-based, encounter DA (EDA) to be used within a clinician-patient encounter for lung cancer screening and conducted a pre-post pilot intervention study to evaluate its feasibility and effects on patient decisional conflict. Patients referred to a pulmonary practice-based lung cancer screening program were surveyed before and after an SDM visit with a pulmonologist, who used the EDA to counsel the ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Oncology Patient Navigation Training: Results of a Pilot Study in Nigeria
This study provided preliminary data that supports the feasibility and utility of using the GW Cancer Center online patient navigation training in non-US settings. Small adaptations to training content and technological delivery could improve access to the training experience. Implementation science approaches are needed to inform sustainable patient navigation in low-resource settings. (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening in Western Kenya: a Qualitative Study
This study took a formative approach to identify facilitators and barriers to cervical cancer screening based on focus groups and interviews with community members and healthcare providers . (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Screening Awareness of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers and Attitudes and Concerns towards HPV Vaccination Among Parents
AbstractBaseline population opinions on human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccination must be understood before physicians can address knowledge gaps in that population and encourage timely vaccination. To determine the opinions of parents of children age 9 to 18 on HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers (OPC); the associations with education level, socioeconomic status, and having a family member/friend with OPC; and the main concerns against having a vaccination., An anonymous survey was created and administered. Parents were asked to complete the survey if they met the inclusion criteria. After the survey, results were tabu...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Tisch Cancer Institute Scholars Program: Mentored Cancer Research Training Pipeline for Medical Students
AbstractCancer research has led to unprecedented advances in treatment in recent decades. Physician-scientists have played a crucial role in these advances given their unique perspective at the intersection between basic research and clinical care, though their representation in cancer research has been in progressive decline. Cancer research programs that feature strong mentorship at the medical student level are associated with increased likelihood of alumni choosing a cancer research career path. In an effort to increase the cancer research medical student training pipeline, senior research faculty from the Tisch Cancer...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Impact of Patient Education Level on Split-Dose Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation for CRC Prevention
DiscussionPatient education level significantly affected the success of BP. Split BP can be more complex to comprehend, and instructions should consider patient education level. Specific intervention programs should be implemented to advise patients with less education that poor preparation may result in missed advanced neoplasias and subsequent procedures. (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Qualitative Methods for Refining a Web-Based Educational Tool for Patients Focused on Inherited Cancer Predisposition
AbstractTo address the increasing demand for inherited cancer genetic testing, we developed and evaluated a web-based educational tool to streamline genetic counseling (GC). Consented patients viewed the initial prototype containing core content (Version 1-Core) and provided feedback through three open-ended survey questions. Additional data were collected through individual interviews from a subgroup who viewed an enhanced version (Version 1-Enhanced), consisting of the same core content and additional optional content. Data were coded to synthesize most commonly repeated themes and conceptualize action items to guide ref...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

HPV Vaccine Intent among Adult Women Receiving Care at Community Health Centers
This study reports the development and evaluation of the intervention designed to overcome these barriers by using culturally grounded narratives to promote HPV vaccination. Women ’s Stories (WS) targets women over the age of 18 and was originally successfully validated for use among college students resulting in NCI recognition. WS was adapted for touch pad delivery in Planned Parenthood clinics where a randomized clinical trial was conducted in 8 clinics in 3 cities. Two hundred seventeen women were randomly assigned to treatment and control, completing pretest and posttest surveys. This study examined data from th...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Feasibility of a Digital Storytelling Intervention for Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patients
AbstractPatients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are at risk for psychological and social impairment given the rigors and multiple sequelae of treatment. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of a digital storytelling (DS) intervention for HCT patients, and to examine limited efficacy of the intervention relative to control arm on psychological distress and perceived social support. Adult HCT patients (n = 40,M age = 59.2 years) were enrolled immediately post-HCT and randomly assigned to either DS intervention or information control (IC). DS participants viewed four 3-min personal,...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students: 4 Years of Experience (2016 –2019)
AbstractThe ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology is intended to fill the gap of the undergraduate fragmented oncology education, to provide insight into all theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, and to encourage future professional choices towards an oncology discipline. Students are exposed to (a) preclinical cancer topics; (b) natural history of the disease; (c) laboratory diagnostic tests; (d) medical, radiation, surgical, and palliative treatment; and (e) direct or through multidisciplinary patients ’ approach. Students are obliged to attend (i) all theoretical lectures, (ii) clinical case...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

School Health Service Provider Perceptions on Facilitated Interactive Role-Play Around HPV Vaccine Recommendation
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate a facilitated interactive role-playing activity on increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendation skills for school nurses and school-based health center staff. A 1-day workshop was implemented for school-based clinicians focused on improving HPV vaccination rates in schools. The workshop included a facilitated interactive role-playing activity involving five scenarios related to recommending the HPV vaccine to parents. Participants completed a usability survey with open-ended questions assessing their experience. A general inductive approach was used to exami...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - January 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Are DISCERN and JAMA Suitable Instruments for Assessing YouTube Videos on Thyroid Cancer? Methodological Concerns
AbstractThe incidence of thyroid cancer continues to increase worldwide. The challenge facing the treatment of thyroid cancers is related to the fact that this disease exhibits a broad range of clinical behaviour from indolent tumour to very aggressive malignancies. Therefore, the public and patient education about thyroid cancer are becoming a crucial step in facing the challenge imposed by this cancer. Currently, social media channels such as YouTube, a video-sharing website on the Internet, play a significant role in public and patient education. Research on the part of YouTube in public education about cancer is on the...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer Pain and Patient Education: Strategy, Implementation, Difficulties and Opportunities of EFFADOL, a Regional Collaborative Programme
This article describes how a regional TPE programme devoted to cancer pain was set up, as well as the difficulties and opportunities encountered during its implementation. Ten nurse-doctor pairs from the chronic pain units of Lower Normandy, after being trained in TPE, designed and built the EFFADOL (Ensemble Faire Face A la DOuLeur [Cope together with pain]) programme. They collaboratively developed the pedagogical, evaluation and communication tools used in the programme. After the educational diagnosis step, patients are able to follow three sessions in order to acquire the following skills: (1) understanding the differ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Firefighter Occupational Cancer Risk: Starting the Conversation
This study was conducted to determine if an educational session would increase the firefighter ’s knowledge of their occupational cancer risk and increase their motivation and confidence to have a conversation with their primary care provider (PCP) in regard to their occupational cancer risk. This study was an exploratory descriptive interventional pilot study. Firefighters self-reported us ing a pre-/post-educational intervention survey. Results were analyzed using a pairedt test in IBM SPSS Version 23 to compare the pre-/post-test mean scores. There were statistically significant differences noted in the mean score...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Coverage and Acceptability of Mobile Phone Messages for Cancer Prevention: a Population-Based Study in a Latin American Country
AbstractMobile health (m-health) has shown positive effects on disease prevention; however, several factors might influence its effectiveness, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Randomized trials provide data with high internal validity but no major information on population impact. We conducted a pilot population-based study to assess the feasibility of cancer prevention through m-health in a Latin American population. A sample of affiliates to a health insurance company in Colombia was randomly selected and assigned to receive a short message service (SMS) or voice messages (VMS) during 4 weeks; weekly fre...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Pathways and Barriers to Careers in Academic Clinical Cancer Prevention: a Qualitative Study
AbstractNational surveys document steady declines over time in interest in academic medicine and cancer prevention careers (Am J Prev Med 54(3):444 –8,2018). Through interviews with 16 academic cancer prevention physicians at one comprehensive cancer center, this study identifies motivations and barriers to physician careers in academic cancer prevention and proposes recommendations to increase recruitment. Participants reported that cancer prevention was vague to them early in training, impairing career exploration. Further, without role models and opportunities to learn about cancer prevention, many were ignorant o...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Optimizing Rural People ’s Access to Relevant Cancer Education and Support Using Peer-Led YouTube Films
This study highlights the value of this approach for storytellers and viewers. It may be particularly beneficial for isolated rural cancer survivors who feel that their unique challenges are not adequately addressed by mainstream cancer education resources However, further quantitative research to test acceptability and impact in representative rural samples is required. (Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Screening Mammogram Adherence in Medically Underserved Women: Does Language Preference Matter?
This study examines the relationship between language preference and screening mammogram adherence in medically underserved women in New York City. A survey was conducted with 518 women age 40 and over attending breast health education programs in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), and French. Women who preferred Chinese were 53% less likely to have had a mammogram within the past year compared to women who preferred English (p
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer Rehabilitation and Physical Activity: the “Oncology in Motion” Project
(Source: Journal of Cancer Education)
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research