2015 President's Plenary International Psycho ‐oncology Society: psychosocial care as a human rights issue—challenges and opportunities
Abstract The International Psycho‐Oncology Society (IPOS) Human Rights Task Force has been working since 2008 to raise awareness and support, for the relevance of psychosocial cancer care as a human rights issue. In 2014 the “Lisbon Declaration: Psychosocial Cancer Care as a Universal Human Right” was fully endorsed by IPOS. Subsequently, the IPOS Standard on Quality Cancer Care, endorsed by 75 cancer organizations worldwide, has been updated and now includes 3 core principles: Psychosocial cancer care should be recognised as a universal human right; Quality cancer care must integrate the psychosocial domain ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luzia Travado, William Breitbart, Luigi Grassi, Daisuke Fujisawa, Andrea Patenaude, Lea Baider, Stephen Connor, Michelle Fingeret Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Spirituality is Associated with Less Treatment Regret in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer
Abstract Objective:Some prostate cancer patients go on to regret their treatment choice. Treatment regret is associated with lower physical and mental quality of life. We investigated whether, in men with prostate cancer, spirituality is associated with lower decisional regret 6 months after treatment and whether this is, in part, because men with stronger spiritual beliefs experience lower decisional conflict when they are deciding how to treat their cancer. Methods1093 prostate cancer patients (84% white, 10% black, 6% Hispanic; mean age = 63.18 (SD = 7.75)) completed measures of spiritua...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle A. Mollica, Willie Underwood, Gregory G. Homish, D. Lynn Homish, H. Orom Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Family caregiver communication tool: A new measure for tailoring communication with cancer caregivers
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith, Nora H. Ruel Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Speaking the same language: a feasibility trial for a novel visual communication tool for oncologist ‐patient treatment discussions
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristian P. Zanartu, Fernando J. Camacho, Nicole S. Nevadunski, Benjamin Martin, Noah Kornblum, Jennifer Chuy, Roman Perez ‐Soler Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Pushing boundaries —culture‐sensitive care in oncology and palliative care: a qualitative study
ConclusionsThis study identifies relevant staff challenges in work with migrant patients. Concrete suggestions for improvement include measures on an organizational level, team level, and personal tools. The suggested measures are applicable to improve work satisfaction and culture‐sensitive care not only in cancer care but also in other areas of medicine. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Beate Schrank, Tamara Rumpold, Michaela Amering, Eva Katharina Masel, Herbert Watzke, Sophie Schur Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experience implementing distress screening using the National Comprehensive Cancer Network distress thermometer at an urban safety ‐net hospital
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephen B. Lo, Leanne Ianniello, Malti Sharma, Diane Sarnacki, Kathleen T. Finn Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Randomized, double ‐blind, placebo‐controlled study of methylphenidate for the treatment of depression in SSRI‐treated cancer patients receiving palliative care
ConclusionsThis trial failed to demonstrate that methylphenidate treatment in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor‐treated patients had a significant effect on depression remission in patients with advanced cancer. This study underscores the difficulties in conducting trials for symptom management in patients with shortened life expectancy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donald R. Sullivan, Solange Mongoue ‐Tchokote, Motomi Mori, Elizabeth Goy, Linda Ganzini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Real ‐world implementation of electronic patient‐reported outcomes in outpatient pediatric cancer care
ConclusionsWhen implementing ePROs in outpatient pediatric oncology practice, HCPs report determinants that influence ePRO integration. To improve implementation and outcomes, tailored organizational (e.g. formal ratification by management, time) and specific local (e.g. individualized assessments) strategies should be developed to achieve optimal ePRO discussion. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sasja A. Schepers, Simone M. Sint Nicolaas, Lotte Haverman, Michel Wensing, Antoinette Y. N. Schouten Meeteren, Margreet A. Veening, Huib N. Caron, Peter M. Hoogerbrugge, Gertjan J. L. Kaspers, Christianne M. Verhaak, Martha A. Grootenhuis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologist, Patient and Companion Questions during Pre ‐Treatment Consultations About Adjuvant Cancer Treatment: A Shared Decision‐Making Perspective
ConclusionsIt would be helpful to patients if oncologists more often assessed patients’ existing knowledge to tailor their information provision. Also, patients could receive treatment recommendations that better fit their personal situation if oncologists collected information on patients’ views about treatments. Moreover, by educating patients to ask about treatment alternatives, benefits and harms, patients may gain a better understanding of the choice they have. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. H. Pieterse, M. Kunneman, E. G. Engelhardt, N. J. Brouwer, J. R. Kroep, C. A. M. Marijnen, A. M. Stiggelbout, E. M. A. Smets Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Post ‐traumatic growth in breast cancer: How and when do distress and stress contribute?
ConclusionsThis study showing that early stage higher cancer‐specific stress and anxiety were related to positive growth supports the idea that struggle with a challenging illness may be instrumental in facilitating PTG and findings show positive implications of PTG for subsequent adjustment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann Marie Groarke, Ruth Curtis, Jenny M. Groarke, Michael J. Hogan, Andrea Gibbons, Michael Kerin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer disclosure —account from a pediatric oncology ward in Egypt
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that cancer disclosure at the Children's Cancer Hospital is to a certain degree common; yet even when disclosure does take place, it is mainly in the absence of the child. Moreover, the information provided during the conversation may not be fully comprehended by the parent or the child because of the physician's misleading use of terms when disclosing the disease. Therefore, better practice should be developed for disease disclosure, and proper communication should be established between the patients and the provider; patient autonomy should also have an influence in the clinical practice....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanan El Malla, Gunnar Steineck, Nathalie Ylitalo Helm, Ulrica Wilder äng, Yasser El Sayed Elborai, Mohammad Elshami, Ulrika Kreicbergs Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The psychosocial experiences of breast cancer amongst Black, South Asian and White survivors: do differences exist between ethnic groups?
Abstract BackgroundVery little UK‐based research has examined breast cancer‐related experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic populations, and we do not know whether the psychosocial impact of diagnosis and treatment in this group is any different to that of White women. Therefore, this study examined similarities and differences amongst Black, South Asian and White breast cancer survivors. MethodsA quantitative, cross‐sectional survey was conducted; 173 breast cancer survivors (80 White, 53 South Asian and 40 Black) completed a questionnaire, which assessed psychological functioning, social support, body image and be...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geeta Patel ‐Kerai, Diana Harcourt, Nichola Rumsey, Habib Naqvi, Paul White Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Development and implementation of a comprehensive psychosocial screening program in a Brazilian cancer center
Abstract ObjectiveInternational guidelines recommend routine screening for distress as part of care practices. Accordingly, a Brazilian cancer center developed and implemented a Distress Screening Program (DS) in 2007, which was enhanced in 2009 through the inclusion of a Psychosocial Care Meeting Group (DS + PCM) regarding patients’ psychosocial needs. The current paper will provide an overview of the development and pilot implementation of this program, initial analyses to assess patient outcomes, and report initial results to extend international research on this key aspect of cancer care. MethodPati...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J. Philip, Tammy A. Schuler, Karen Lynn Clark, Matthew Loscalzo, Marco Murilo Buso, Jo ão Nunes Matos Neto, Jorge Vaz Pinto Neto, Alexandre Nonino, Tereza Cristina Cavalcanti Ferreira Araujo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fa çading in transcultural interactions: examples from pediatric cancer care in Sweden
ConclusionsThis grounded theory could help make health care professionals aware of different meanings of façading across cultures in health care. Also, awareness is needed of different views on emotional façading and façading sensitive issues to provide a congruent care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernilla Pergert Tags: Paper Source Type: research

“Our Organs Have a Purpose”: Body Image Acceptance in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsBody image concerns are distressing for Latina breast cancer survivors. Accepting their altered appearance was an ongoing and complex process. Clinical implications include the need for psychoeducational programs and tailored interventions to enhance women's body image acceptance. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lydia P. Buki, Micaela Reich, Emaan N. Lehardy Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictors of Benzodiazepine Use among Parents of Children with Cancer: A Cross ‐sectional Study from Lebanon
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Danielle Fayad, Katia Christina Genadry, Kamil Hanna, Aya Itani, Nadine Kibbi, Louma Basma Rustam, Raya Saab, Mona Nabulsix Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Truth ‐Telling in Taiwanese Cancer Care: Patients’ and Families’ Preferences and their Experiences of Doctors’ Practices
Abstract ObjectiveDespite the significant role played by cancer patients’ families in medical decision‐making in Asian countries, inconsistencies have hitherto not been evaluated between patients’ and families’ preferences and doctors’ actual practices with regard to cancer truth telling. MethodsFor this quantitative comparative study of cancer patients’ and families’ truth‐telling preferences and their experiences of doctors’ practices, 532 patients, 551 family members, and 127 doctors (N = 1,210) were enrolled from five hospitals across Taiwan over 2 years....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Woung ‐Ru Tang, Ji‐Hong Hong, Kun‐Ming Rau, Cheng‐Hsu Wang, Yeong‐Yuh Juang, Chien‐Hong Lai, Maiko Fujimori, Chun‐Kai Fang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Does a peer ‐Led exercise intervention affect sedentary behavior among breast cancer survivors?
ConclusionsAn exercise intervention that did not focus specifically on sitting time did not affect sedentary behavior among breast cancer survivors. Intervention components that specifically target sitting behavior are needed to reduce this risk behavior among survivors. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bernardine Pinto, Shira Dunsiger, Kevin Stein Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Caregiving and Social Support for Gay and Bisexual Men with Prostate Cancer
ConclusionsGBMPCa received variable, but generally low, social support during diagnosis and treatment and from a diverse social network, including a prominence of friends and family. Clinicians should be aware of GBMPCa's distinct patterns of social support needs and providers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Benjamin D. Capistrant, Beatriz Torres, Enyinnaya Merengwa, William G. West, Darryl Mitteldorf, B. R. Simon Rosser Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Antipsychotic ‐induced Akathisia in cancer settings
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fernando Espi Forcen, James Root, Yesne Alici Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Patient ‐oncologist Alliance and Psychosocial Well‐being in Chinese Society Strongly Affect Cancer Management Adherence with Cancer of Unknown Primary
ConclusionStronger patient‐oncologist alliance may foster enhanced adherence to treatment and follow‐up screening in patients with CUP. Patient‐oncologist alliance seems affected by socioeconomic factors and psychosocial well‐being in the Chinese sociocultural settings. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yifei Ma, Wei Xu, Zhigao Liang, Yiming Li, Hongyu Yu, Chunshan Yang, Jidong Li, Jianru Xiao Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of life in patients with skin tumors: the mediator role of body image and social support
ConclusionsPsychological intervention should focus on body image and social support, particularly in patients with melanoma, less disease duration, tumors in the face, head or neck, in an active professional status, and with lower education. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Gra ça Pereira, Mafalda Ponte, Gabriela Ferreira, J. Cunha Machado Tags: Paper Source Type: research

An Online Psychological Intervention Can Improve The Sexual Satisfaction Of Men Following Treatment For Localised Prostate Cancer: Outcomes Of An Rct Evaluating My Road Ahead
ConclusionsThis study is the first, to our knowledge, that has evaluated a self‐guided online psychological intervention tailored to the specific needs of men with prostate cancer. The findings indicate the potential for MRA to deliver support that men may not otherwise receive and also highlight the importance of psychological intervention to facilitate improved sexual outcomes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Addie C. Wootten, Denny Meyer, Jo ‐Anne M. Abbott, Katherine Chisholm, David W. Austin, Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Declan G. Murphy, Anthony J. Costello Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting changes in quality of life and emotional distress in Chinese patients with lung, gastric and colon ‐rectal cancer diagnoses: the role of psychological resilience
Abstract BackgroundCancer patients often experience considerable emotional distress, which decreases their quality of life (QOL). Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity; however, the relationships among QOL, resilience, and emotional distress in cancer patients, especially Chinese cancer patients, are under‐researched in the literature. MethodsQuality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 Items (QLQ‐C30) , Zung Self‐Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and the Zung Self‐Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were applied in this study. Univariate correla...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Yun Fei Zhu, Zhen Zeng, Guang Yun Hu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The protective effect of a satisfying romantic relationship on women's body image after breast cancer: A longitudinal study
ConclusionsHow women perceive the impact of breast cancer treatment on their body may be partly determined by the quality of the relational context in which they live. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Cairo Notari, Luca Notari, Nicolas Favez, Jean ‐François Delaloye, Paolo Ghisletta Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Financial Cost of Lymphedema Borne by Women with Breast Cancer
Abstract ObjectiveOur study examines the financial cost of lymphedema following a diagnosis of breast cancer and addresses a significant knowledge gap regarding the additional impact of lymphedema on breast cancer survivors. MethodsAn online national survey was conducted with 361 women who either had breast cancer without lymphedema (BC) (Group 1, n = 209) or breast cancer with lymphedema (Group 2, n = 152) (BC + LE). Participant recruitment was supported by the Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australasian Lymphology Association. ResultsBoth breast cancer and lymphedema res...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Boyages, Ying Xu, Senia Kalfa, Louise Koelmeyer, Bonny Parkinson, Helen Mackie, Hector Viveros, Paul Gollan, Lucy Taksa Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Dyadic associations between psychological distress and sleep disturbance among Chinese patients with cancer and their spouses
This study examined the dyadic effects of psychological distress on sleep disturbance in Chinese couples affected by cancer. MethodsPatients with cancer and their spouses (N = 135) participated in this study. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used to measure anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance. ResultsThere were significant patient‐spouse associations on anxiety (r = .48, p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jessie S. M. Chan, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Amy Y. M. Chow, Cecilia L. W. Chan, Ka ‐Fai Chung, Rainbow T. H. Ho, Siu‐man Ng, L. P. Yuen, Celia H. Y. Chan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer beliefs and patient activation in a diverse, multilingual primary care sample
ConclusionCancer risk beliefs differ across language preference and are related to patient activation, making them potentially important in cancer control. Consideration of language represents important demographic stratification for understanding the frequency and relevance of different beliefs about cancer and patient activation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer L. Hay, Emily C. Zabor, Julie Kumar, Debra Brennessel, Margaret M. Kemeny, Erica I. Lubetkin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Barriers to physical activity participation in colorectal cancer survivors at high risk of cardiovascular disease
Conclusions:Novel findings revealed participants’ dependence on practitioner support, including a reliance on practitioners to recommend lifestyle change. Survivors also revealed that regular check‐ups to monitor cardiovascular risk replaced the need for healthy lifestyle changes. Implications:With survivors holding the advice of clinicians in high regard, an opportunity exists for clinicians to facilitate lifestyle change. Healthcare professionals such as nurses can implement motivational strategies and provide additional health information during follow‐up visits, to ensure long‐term adherence. Individuals wh...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chloe Maxwell ‐Smith, Sarah J. Hardcastle, Nik Zeps, Martin S. Hagger, Cameron Platell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer survivors and return to work: current knowledge and future research
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Saskia Duijts, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Marie H øyer Lundh, Trine Allerslev Horsbøl, Christoffer Johansen Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction and alliance as a function of the physician's self ‐regulation, the physician's stress and the content of consultation in cancer care
Conclusions:Our study shows that patient satisfaction with communication and working alliance is not influenced by the content of the consultation but is significantly associated with the physician's self‐regulation (defence mechanisms) and stress. The results of this study might contribute to optimizing Communication Skills Training and to improving communication and working alliance in cancer care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. M. M. De Vries, M. M. Gholamrezaee, I. M. Verdonck – de Leeuw, J. Passchier, J. N. Despland, F. Stiefel, Y. Roten Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Randomized controlled trial of the Valencia model of waking hypnosis plus CBT for pain, fatigue, and sleep management in patients with cancer and cancer survivors
ConclusionsThis study supports the beneficial effects of the VMWH‐CBT intervention relative to a control condition, and that treatment gains remain stable. VMWH‐CBT trained clinicians should be accessible for managing symptoms both during and after cancer treatment, though the findings need to be replicated in larger samples of cancer survivors. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. E. Mendoza, A. Capafons, J. R. Gralow, K. L. Syrjala, J. M. Su árez‐Rodríguez, J. R. Fann, M. P. Jensen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sulik, Gayle A. Pink Ribbon Blues. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 402  pp. $33.95.
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Doolittle Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Response to Schellekens et al.
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel Brebach, Louise Sharpe Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comments on ‘Psychological intervention targeting distress for cancer patients: a meta‐analytic study investigating uptake and adherence’ by Brebach and colleagues (2016)
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melanie P. J. Schellekens, Belinda Thewes, Anne E. M. Speckens Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

How preconceptions about lung cancer treatment interact with medical discourse for patients who accept chemotherapy?
ConclusionPatients have preconceptions about chemotherapy that result from complex features involving social perception, stigma and significant others' experiences. In this context, developing a personal knowledge about lung cancer and its treatment is a slow construction. This process needs time to be explained and reformulated, so that patients might give their informed consent. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jean ‐Louis Pujol, Jean‐Pierre Mérel, Caroline Roth Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological adjustment after breast cancer: A systematic review of longitudinal studies
ConclusionsThe majority of studies showed a significant relationship between psychosocial factors and psychological adjustment. These results point to specific sociodemographic, disease‐related, and psychosocial factors that can help to identify women at the time of diagnosis who are at risk for long‐term psychological challenges so they can be referred for psychological support that targets their specific needs and can improve their quality of life and mood, and decrease indicators of anxiety, depression and psychological distress. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tânia Brandão, Marc S. Schulz, Paula Mena Matos Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

The Associations of Age and Ethnicity on Substance Use Behaviors of Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors
Abstract ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine the associations between age and ethnicity on the development of substance use behaviors among Hispanic and non‐Hispanic White (NHW) adolescent and young adult (AYA) childhood cancer survivors. MethodsParticipants were recruited from a single institution through the CHOC Children's Hospital Cancer Registry and included 55 Hispanic and 61 NHW AYA childhood cancer survivors, ages 12‐33 years (Mean age ± SD: 19 ± 4.2). Smoking, alcohol, and drug use were measured using the Child Health Illness Profile‐ Adolescent Edition (CH...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maritza E. Ruiz, Leonard Sender, Lilibeth Torno, Michelle A. Fortier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Randomized, Double ‐Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of Methylphenidate for the Treatment of Depression in SSRI‐Treated Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care
ConclusionsThis trial failed to demonstrate that methylphenidate treatment in SSRI‐treated patients had a significant effect on depression remission in advanced cancer patients. This study underscores the difficulties in conducting trials for symptom management in patients with shortened life expectancy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donald R. Sullivan, Solange Mongoue ‐Tchokote, Motomi Mori, Elizabeth Goy, Linda Ganzini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Pushing boundaries ‐ culture sensitive care in oncology and palliative care: A qualitative study
ConclusionsThis study identifies relevant staff challenges in work with migrant patients. Concrete suggestions for improvement include measures on an organizational level, team level, and personal tools. The suggested measures are applicable to improve work satisfaction and culture‐sensitive care not only cancer care, but also in other areas of medicine. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Beate Schrank, Tamara Rumpold, Michaela Amering, Eva Katharina Masel, Herbert Watzke, Sophie Schur Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Group ‐Based Trajectory Modeling of Fear of Disease Recurrence Among Women Recently Diagnosed with Gynecological Cancers
ConclusionAlmost half of the women recently diagnosed with gynecological cancer evidence persistently elevated FOR over the six month period post‐diagnosis. Psychological interventions to reduce FOR may be more effective if they focus on teaching patients coping skills, as well as greater comfort expressing cancer‐specific concerns to others. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Shannon Myers ‐Virtue, David Kissane, Melissa Ozga, Deborah A. Kashy, Stephen Rubin, Carolyn J. Heckman, Norman Rosenblum Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer and dementia: an exploratory study of the experience of cancer treatment in people with dementia
ConclusionsTraining that educates cancer teams on how to identify and support individuals with memory problems before and during treatment and recognise the carer role may facilitate complex cancer care and help reduce inequalities of outcomes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nick Courtier, Rebecca Milton, Amanda King, Rosie Tope, Susan Morgan, Jane Hopkinson Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Morbidity of Curative Cancer Surgery and Suicide Risk
ConclusionsIn this sample of cancer patients in the SEER database, patients that undergo high‐morbidity surgeries appear most vulnerable to death by suicide. The identification of this high‐risk cohort should motivate healthcare providers and particularly surgeons to adopt screening measures during the post‐operative follow‐up period for these patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thejus T. Jayakrishnan, Yurie Sekigami, Rahul Rajeev, T. Clark Gamblin, Kiran K. Turaga Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring Stigma as a Barrier to Cancer Service Engagement with Breast Cancer Survivors in Kampala, Uganda
ConclusionThe growing burden of mortality associated with breast cancer in Uganda can be mitigated by improving early detection and treatment engagement through interventions, which account for key psychosocial barriers such as stigma. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Meacham, Jackson Orem, Gertrude Nakigudde, Jo Anne Zujewski, Deepa Rao Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sociodemographic Inequalities in Barriers to Cancer Pain Management: A Report from the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors‐II (SCS‐II)
ConclusionFindings indicate survivors who were non‐white, less educated, older, and/or burdened by comorbidities were most adversely affected. Future efforts in research, clinical practice, and policy should identify and/or implement new strategies to address sociodemographic inequalities in cancer pain management. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin D. Stein, Kassandra I. Alcaraz, Chelsey Kamson, Elizabeth Fallon, Tenbroeck Smith Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Objective –subjective disparity in cancer‐related cognitive impairment: does the use of change measures help reconcile the difference?
ConclusionsThe discrepancy in objective and subjective measures of cognition in breast cancer patients cannot be accounted for in terms of a failure to use change measures. Although the results are negative, we contend that this is the more appropriate methodology for analyzing cancer‐related changes in cognition. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Erin O'Farrell, Andra Smith, Barbara Collins Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Living with chronic myeloid leukemia in India —an exploratory study
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Normen, Surendran Veeraiah, Prasanth Ganesan Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Living under a cloud of threat: the experience of Iranian female caregivers with a first ‐degree relative with breast cancer
ConclusionUnderstanding the experiences of breast cancer family caregivers in different cultures can help in planning, counseling, and effective intervention. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Masoumeh Hashemi ‐Ghasemabadi, Fariba Taleghani, Shahnaz Kohan, Alireza Yousefy Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Objective–subjective disparity in cancer‐related cognitive impairment: does the use of change measures help reconcile the difference?
ConclusionsThe discrepancy in objective and subjective measures of cognition in breast cancer patients cannot be accounted for in terms of a failure to use change measures. Although the results are negative, we contend that this is the more appropriate methodology for analyzing cancer‐related changes in cognition. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Erin O'Farrell, Andra Smith, Barbara Collins Tags: Paper Source Type: research