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Can the Theory of Planned Behavior help explain attendance to follow ‐up care of childhood cancer survivors?
Abstract ObjectiveChildhood cancer survivors are at high risk for late effects. Regular attendance to long‐term follow‐up care is recommended and helps monitoring survivors' health. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) we aimed to 1) investigate the predictors of the intention to attend follow‐up care, and 2) examine the associations between perceived control and behavioral intention with actual follow‐up care attendance in Swiss childhood cancer survivors. MethodsWe conducted a questionnaire survey in Swiss childhood cancer survivors (diagnosed with cancer aged
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Baenziger, Katharina Roser, Luzius Mader, Salome Christen, Claudia E. Kuehni, Fabienne Gumy ‐Pause, Eva Maria Tinner, Gisela Michel Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Accurate understanding of infertility risk among families of adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A randomized dose ‐response trial of aerobic exercise and health‐related quality of life in colon cancer survivors
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Spanish ‐Language Self‐Administered Stress Management Training Intervention for Latinas Undergoing Chemotherapy
Abstract BackgroundCancer patients often report increased stress during chemotherapy. Stress management training has been shown to reduce this adverse outcome, but few interventions exist for Spanish‐speaking Hispanic and Latina women (Latinas). MethodsFollowing community feedback (including focus groups/in‐depth interviews), we transcreated the Spanish‐Language Self‐Administered Stress Management Training (SL‐SAT) intervention based on our previously developed and implemented English‐based intervention. Latinas about to begin chemotherapy were randomized to SL‐SAT (n=121) or usual care (UC; n=119). A Spanish...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aasha I. Hoogland, Suzanne C. Lechner, Brian D. Gonzalez, Brent J. Small, Dinorah M. Tyson, Yasmin Asvat, Anna Barata, Maria F. Gomez, Yvelise Rodriguez, Heather S.L. Jim, Michael H. Antoni, Paul B. Jacobsen, Cathy D. Meade Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experiences and unmet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people with cancer care: a systematic review and meta ‐synthesis
ConclusionsAnalysis of the experiences of LGB people with cancer care shows that LGB people face numerous challenges due to their sexual orientation and receive care that does not adequately address their needs. Training and education of healthcare professionals is strongly recommended to address some of these challenges and practice gaps. Culturally appropriate care includes avoiding heterosexual assumptions, use of inclusive language, the provision of tailored information and involving partners in care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karolina Lisy, Micah D.J. Peters, Penelope Schofield, Michael Jefford Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Following patient pathways to psycho ‐oncological treatment: identification of treatment needs by clinical staff and electronic screening
Abstract ObjectiveIn this retrospective investigation of patient pathways to psycho‐oncological treatment (POT) we compared the number of POT referrals before and after implementation of electronic screening for POT needs and investigated psychosocial predictors for POT wish at a nuclear medicine department. MethodsWe extracted medical chart information about number of referrals and extent of follow‐up contacts. During standard referral (November 2014–October 2015), POT needs were identified by clinical staff only. In the screening‐assisted referral period (November 2015–October 2016), identification was ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fanny L. Loth, V. Meraner, Bernhard Holzner, Susanne Singer, Irene Virgolini, Eva M. Gamper Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Web ‐based cognitive rehabilitation for survivors of adult cancer: A randomised controlled trial
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Walls or Bridges: “No Gobbledygook”: The International Psycho‐Oncology Society 2017 Sutherland Award Lecture
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life and care satisfaction outcomes: Informing psychosocial oncology care among Latina and African‐American young breast cancer survivors
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Benefit finding and diurnal cortisol after prostate cancer: The mediating role of positive affect
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Psychosocial functioning and risk factors among siblings of children with cancer: An updated systematic review
ConclusionDespite methodological limitations, research indicates a strong need for sibling support. Clinical recommendations include identifying at‐risk siblings and developing interventions to facilitate family communication and increase siblings’ social support, cancer‐related knowledge, and treatment involvement. Future longitudinal studies focusing on mechanisms and moderators of siblings’ adjustment would inform timing and targets of psychosocial care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristin Long, Vicky Lehmann, Cynthia Gerhardt, Aubrey Carpenter, Anna Marsland, Melissa Alderfer Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Relationships between family resilience and posttraumatic growth in breast cancer survivors and caregiver burden
Abstract ObjectiveTo examine the relationships between family resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG) of breast cancer survivors and caregiver burden among principal caregivers in China. MethodsParticipants in this cross‐sectional study comprised 108 women aged 26–74 years (M = 49, SD = 9) with early‐stage breast cancer and 108 principal caregivers. Participants were recruited from a comprehensive cancer center of a public hospital in Shandong Province, China. The principal caregivers completed the Shortened Chinese Version of the Family Resilience Assessment Scale (FRAS‐C) and the Chinese Version of the Zari...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ye Liu, Yuli Li, Lijun Chen, Yurong Li, Weiye Qi, Li Yu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life and care satisfaction outcomes: Informing psychosocial oncology care among Latina and African‐American young breast cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveWhen breast cancer occurs in young women, the medical, physical, psychosocial, and overall impacts can be more severe warranting targeted medical and psychosocial oncology care. Yet, despite their risk for poorer survival and survivorship outcomes, little research has focused on this group with critical gaps concerning ethnic minorities who are particularly medically vulnerable. Therefore, this preliminary study examined demographic characteristics and patient centered outcomes, ie, health‐related quality of life (HRQOL), quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among Afri...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Marshalee George, Veronica Jones Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Expecting the worst? The relationship between retrospective and prospective appraisals of illness on quality of life in prostate cancer survivors
In this study we considered how elements of survivors’ retrospective and prospective appraisals relate to QOL. Methods1,229 prostate cancer survivors between 2‐5 years post‐diagnosis, identified from a population‐based National Cancer Registry, were asked questions on their socio‐demographics, health, treatment received and adverse‐effects using a cross‐sectional design. QOL was assessed using the EORTC QLQ‐C30. Retrospective appraisals were assessed by asking survivors to reflect on their experience of treatment‐related adverse‐effects compared to their prior expectations. A Fear of Recurrence (FOR...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca Maguire, Paul Hanly, Frances J. Drummond, Anna Gavin, Linda Sharp Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sexual function, psychosocial adjustment to illness and quality of life among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors
ConclusionsImpaired sexual function was prevalent among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors and psychosocial adjustment to illness mediates the relationship between sexual function and quality of life. In Chinese clinical settings without routine sexuality assessments, early sexual function and psychosocial adjustment assessment should be integrated into routine nursing practice. In addition, a culturally appropriate practice model should be developed to guide sexuality care delivery. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ka Ming Chow, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kai Chow Choi, Carmen Wing Han Chan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Nicole Alby 1927 ‐2017
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Farkas Patenaude Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients: A reply
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Apostolos Gaitanidis Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pooi Yin Foong, Balasubramanian Srilatha, Yew Jin Ong Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Ju Youn Jung et al., is based on the Paper Comparison of fatigue, depression, and anxiety as factors affecting posttreatment health‐related quality of life in lung cancer survivors, DOI 10.1002/pon.4513. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ju Youn Jung, Jong Mog Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Ho Yun Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Health care professionals' perspective on return to work in cancer survivors
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Psychosocial risks at the workplace and quality of life in cancer survivors in employment
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Health care professionals' perspective on return to work in cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe training of professionals should increase awareness of the assumptions they make about cancer survivors in regard to RTW. Additionally, training might elaborate professionals' view of their role in the interaction with cancer survivors regarding RTW. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dana Yagil, Nofar Eshed ‐Lavi, Rafi Carel, Miri Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Assessing the Feasibility of an Electronic Patient ‐Reported Outcome (ePRO) Collection System in Caregivers of Cancer Patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephen D. Klagholz, Alyson Ross, Leslie Wehrlen, Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Lori Wiener, Margaret F. Bevans Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Physicians' emotion regulation during communication with advanced cancer patients
ConclusionsThis study showed that physicians' emotion regulation is related to both physician (stress and alexithymia) and patient characteristics (sadness and anxiety). The study also generated several hypotheses on how physicians' emotion regulation relates to contextual variables during health care communication in cancer care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.M.M. De Vries, M.M. Gholamrezaee, I.M. Verdonck ‐de Leeuw, Y. Roten, J.N. Despland, F. Stiefel, J. Passchier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Distinct and heterogeneous trajectories of self ‐perceived cognitive impairment among Asian breast cancer survivors
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Prevalence of physical problems detected by the distress thermometer and problem list in patients with breast cancer
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A meta ‐analysis of the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy on quality of life and psychological health of breast cancer survivors and patients
Abstract ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) on Quality of Life (QOL) and psychological health of breast cancer survivors and patients. MethodsA total of 1289 references were examined from an overall literature search in PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of CBT compared with a range of comparators in cancer survivors. We assessed the effect of CBT using the standardized mean difference as effect size. ResultsAmong 1289 abstracts and 292 full‐text articles reviewed, 10 studies...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mengfei Ye, Kanghui Du, Jingying Zhou, Quanqian Zhou, Mengna Shou, Baiqi Hu, Panruo Jiang, Nan Dong, Luying He, Shenglin Liang, Chaoyang Yu, Jian Zhang, Zhinan Ding, Zheng Liu Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Psychological impact of multi ‐gene cancer panel testing in patients with a clinical suspicion of hereditary cancer across Spain
Abstract ObjectivePatients’ psychological reactions to multi‐gene cancer panel testing might differ compared with the single‐gene testing reactions due to the complexity and uncertainty associated with the different possible results. Understanding patients’ preferences and psychological impact of multi‐gene panel testing is important to adapt the genetic counselling model. MethodsOne hundred and eighty‐seven unrelated patients with clinical suspicion of hereditary cancer undergoing a 25‐gene panel test completed questionnaires after pre‐test genetic counseling and at one week, three months and twelv...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: I. Esteban, M. Vilar ó, E. Adrover, N. Angulo, E. Carrasco, N. Gadea, A. Sánchez, T. Ocaña, G. Llort, R. Jover, J. Cubiella, S. Servitja, M. Herráiz, L. Cid, S. Martínez, M.J. Oruezábal‐Moreno, I. Garau, S. Khorrami, A. Herreros de Tejada, R. Mora Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer survivors' understanding of the cause and cure of their illness: Religious and secular appraisals
ConclusionsSecular and religious appraisals of cancer are not mutually exclusive, and religious appraisals are associated with adjustment regardless of survivors' religiosity. Appraisals relating to cause and course/cure have differential relationships with well‐being. Addressing cancer survivors' appraisals‐ religious or nonreligious‐ in a therapeutic setting may be beneficial regardless of their reported religiosity. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren M. Carney, Crystal L. Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Trajectories of Caregiver Burden and Related Factors in Family Caregivers of Patients with Lung Cancer
ConclusionThe results support the existing and different types of sub‐trajectories of the FC's burden. Health care professionals should provide care based on those differences. Further research to test interventions which integrate those important factors related to FC's burden, particularly FC's self‐efficacy, is strongly suggested. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yun ‐Hsiang Lee, Yu‐Chien Liao, Shiow‐Ching Shun, Kuan‐Chia Lin, Wei‐Yu Liao, Pi‐Hua Chang, Sin‐Yuan Jhang, Chong‐Jen Yu, Pan‐Chyr Yang, Pei‐Yin Hsieh, Yeur‐Hur Lai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD ‐7) and the anxiety module of the Hospital and Depression Scale (HADS‐A) as screening tools for generalized anxiety disorder among cancer patients
ConclusionsThe GAD‐7 and HADS‐A showed AUC of adequate diagnostic accuracy and hence are applicable for GAD screening in cancer patients. Nevertheless, the choice of optimal cut‐offs should be carefully evaluated. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Peter Esser, Tim J. Hartung, Michael Friedrich, Christoffer Johansen, Hans ‐Ulrich Wittchen, Hermann Faller, Uwe Koch, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Anja Mehnert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A comparison of metacognitive factors among patients with cancer and the control group
ConclusionsPatients who were in early stages of cancer appeared to be in greater need for psychological help and access to services. Findings indicated a need for psychological support for patients who undergo chemotherapy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hasan Huseyin Mutlu, F. Isil Bilican, Hacer Hicran Mutlu, Mahmut Gumus Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Financial difficulty, worry about affording care, and benefit finding in long ‐term survivors of cancer
ConclusionsOur results suggest a complex relationship between financial difficulty, worry and benefit finding. The combination of worry about affording care and financial difficulty needs to be addressed and further studied among cancer survivors, as the presence of both, but not alone, was negatively associated with making positive changes, an aspect of benefit finding. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Salene M.W. Jones, Rod Walker, Monica Fujii, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Borsika A. Rabin, Jessica Chubak Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of partner support moderates positive affect in cancer patients
Abstract ObjectiveIn the present study we examined whether four support quality‐related characteristics moderate the impact of received partner support on cancer patients’ positive affect. The support quality‐related characteristics were: patients’ perception regarding the willingness of their partners to offer support, patients’ perception that partner support is certain, patients’ satisfaction with partner relationship and overall patients’ satisfaction with partner support. MethodSeventy seven recently diagnosed cancer patients were assessed at two time points, during chemotherapy treat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Apostolos Kaliampos, Pagona Roussis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Enhancing decision ‐making about adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer following EndoPredict testing
AbstractChemotherapy side‐effects can be substantial. There is increasing recognition that some oestrogen receptor positive (ER+ve), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2–ve) patients with breast cancer derive no benefit from chemotherapy and experience only iatrogenic harm. Gene expression profiling tests help refine recurrence risk and likely chemotherapy benefit. EndoPredict® is one such test, which classifies risks of distant recurrence as low or high in patients treated with surgery and adjuvant endocrine therapy alone. We compared treatment decisions pre and post test results, patients&r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lesley Fallowfield, Lucy Matthews, Shirley May, Valerie Jenkins, David Bloomfield Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The acceptability and feasibility of lay ‐health led interventions for the prevention and early detection of cancer
ConclusionsLHW interventions to promote early diagnosis or screening were generally considered acceptable in a UK context. LHW interventions focussing on reducing cancer risk may be less feasible. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lorna McWilliams, Sarah Bellhouse, Janelle Yorke, Richard Cowan, Cathy Heaven, David P. French Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors associated with romantic relationship formation difficulties in women with breast cancer
ConclusionsUn‐partnered women who place high importance on appearance for their self‐worth, and who report poor body image and low self‐compassion are at risk of experiencing difficulties in forming new romantic relationships after breast cancer. Future interventions should target these variables to facilitate romantic dating during cancer survivorship. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. ‐K. Shaw, K.A. Sherman, J. Fitness, E. Elder, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Randomized Dose ‐Response Trial of Aerobic Exercise and Health‐Related Quality of Life in Colon Cancer Survivors
ConclusionHigher doses of aerobic exercise, up to 300 min·wk‐1, improve multiple HRQoL outcomes among stage I‐III colon cancer survivors. These findings provide evidence that aerobic exercise may provide multiple health benefits for colon cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Justin C. Brown, Nevena Damjanov, Kerry S. Courneya, Andrea B. Troxel, Babette S. Zemel, Michael R. Rickels, Bonnie Ky, Andrew D. Rhim, Anil K. Rustgi, Kathryn H. Schmitz Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Walls or Bridges: “No Gobbledygook”: The International Psycho‐Oncology Society 2017 Sutherland Award Lecture
This article first recognizes the impact of leaders who, at great personal costs, have built bridges (with relentless compassion and courage) where only chasms existed before. Although international politics may seem like a universe away, in which people may (erroneously) feel powerless to influence change, our home health care settings can be dramatically improved and humanized by the application of universally accepted humanistic values. Health care, as it is practiced today, is an anachronism at multiple levels. Supportive care in general and psychosocial values specifically offer a more inclusive and realistic alternat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research