A randomized trial of sodium alginate prevention of esophagitis in LA-NSCLC receiving chemoradiotherapy: OLCSG1401
ConclusionsSodium alginate did not show significant preventative effects on radiation-induced esophagitis in patients with NSCLC. The frequency of CRT-induced febrile neutropenia was lower in the early use sodium alginate arm.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier Registry number: UMIN000013133 (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Assessing the thrombosis risk of peripherally inserted central catheters in cancer patients using Caprini risk assessment model: a prospective cohort study
This study was to assess the validity of the Caprini in Chinese cancer patients with PICCs.MethodsWe conducted a prospective study of 468 participants. Following calculating the Caprini score, color Doppler ultrasonography was performed every 7 days for 3 weeks to confirm PICC-RVT.ResultsThere was a correlation between PICC-RVT and the Caprini score. Compared with scores of 5, the risk was 2.089-fold greater (95% CI 1.165 –3.743,P = 0.012) in patients with a score of 6 and 7, and 7.156-fold greater (95% CI 3.157 –16.217,P
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Early, empiric high-dose leucovorin rescue in lymphoma patients treated with sequential doses of high-dose methotrexate
AbstractBackgroundIn patients exposed to high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX;>1g/m2) with a history of elevated methotrexate (MTX) concentrations during previous doses, it is unclear whether prescribing high-dose leucovorin (HDLV) rescue limits future high levels or reduces the likelihood of acute kidney injury (AKI).MethodsThis retrospective, single-center study longitudinally followed adult lymphoma patients treated with HDMTX between 1/1/2011 and 10/31/2017 from diagnosis until 30 days after the last HDMTX dose. Endpoints included elevated MTX concentrations at 48 h (>1.0 μmol/L) and incident AKI after each HDMTX dos...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Multidimensional fatigue in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy: incidence, severity, and risk factors
ConclusionsOur data demonstrate that fatigue is increased in all dimensions in NPC patients following CCRT, and that the predictors differ for each fatigue dimension. These results could guide the development of targeted interventions that may reduce the impact of cancer-related fatigue in patients with NPC. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A mouth rinse based on a tea solution of Salvia officinalis for oral discomfort in palliative cancer care: a randomized controlled trial
This study examines the efficacy of aSalvia officinalis (SO) based herbal mouth rinse compared to conventional normal saline (NS) in order to improve oral health.DesignA block-randomized controlled trial. Data were collected before and after a 4-day intervention with either SO (n=44) or NS (n=44). Numerical rating scales (NRS, 0 –10) and 12 items from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire-Oral Health 17 (EORTC QLQ-OH17) measured patient-reported oral symptoms. An oral examination was performed before and after the intervention.Setting/participantsThis stu...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

High incidence of fractures after R-CHOP-like chemotherapy for aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas
AbstractPurposePatients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have a median age of 67, with 70% surviving over 5 years. Chemotherapy for aggressive NHL includes cyclophosphamide, anthracycline, and high doses of corticosteroids, which can impair bone health. By reviewing clinical characteristics and standard-of-care CT scans, we evaluate the prevalence and incidence of fractures and the clinical correlates of fractures in patients treated for aggressive B-cell NHL.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed patients seen at the University of California San Francisco lymphoma clinic from January 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017 who had (1) aggr...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Continuous recording of vital signs with a wearable device in pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer —an operational feasibility study
ConclusionThe predefined feasibility criterion was not fulfilled. This was mainly due to important compliance problems and independent of the WD itself. However, continuous recording of vital signs was possible across a very wide age range in pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. We recommend to study feasibility in the Everion ® again, plus in further WDs, applying measures to enhance compliance.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov (NCT04134429) on October 22, 2019. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Safety of fluoroscopically guided pain procedures in patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy: a retrospective analysis
ConclusionThis provides preliminary data to support the safety of injections in patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy. Larger, multicenter studies are required before firm conclusions can be drawn. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients, survivors, and carers in Australia: a real-time assessment of cancer support services
ConclusionsThe psychosocial impacts of COVID-19 on people affected by cancer are multifaceted and likely to have long-lasting consequences. Our findings drove the development of six recommendations across three domains of support, information, and access. Cancer patients, survivors, and carers already face stressful challenges dealing with a cancer diagnosis or survivorship. The added complexity of restrictions and uncertainty associated with the pandemic may compound this. It is important that healthcare providers are equipped to provide patient-centred care during and after this crisis. Our recommendations provide points...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Characteristics of taste alterations in people receiving taxane-based chemotherapy and their association with appetite, weight, and quality of life
ConclusionsAlmost 60% of patients receiving taxane-based regimens, especially docetaxel, reported taste alterations. Taste alteration affected the patient ’s appetite but did not affect the weight or QOL. Docetaxel therapy, previous chemotherapy, dry mouth, and peripheral neuropathy were independent risk factors for taste alterations. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Parental views on communication between children and clinicians in pediatric oncology: a qualitative study
AbstractPurposeCommunication is essential to providing family-centered care in pediatric oncology. Previously, we developed a functional model of communication between parents and clinicians. Prior research has not examined the domains and purposes of communication between children and clinicians. We explored parental perspectives to begin understanding this communication.MethodsSecondary analysis of semi-structured interviews with 80 parents of children with cancer across 3 academic medical centers during treatment, survivorship, or bereavement. We employed semantic content analysis, using the functional model of parental...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcome measures and supportive care need assessment in patients attending an Australian comprehensive care centre: a multi-method study
ConclusionsHigh and complex symptom burden was found in our IO and SC patient population, reinforcing the need for screening. Whilst wider clinical use of PROMs within the hospital may improve clinical outcomes, the barriers and facilitators identified by Health Care Professionals (HCPs) need to be addressed before implementing PROMs more broadly. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Pegteograstim prophylaxis for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and febrile neutropenia: a prospective, observational, postmarketing surveillance study in Korea
ConclusionThe prophylactic use of pegteograstim might have good overall safety and efficacy in patients with lymphomas and solid malignancies in routine clinical practice, even in those who are elderly and have liver and renal diseases. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Development and validation of a nomogram to predict the risk of breast cancer-related lymphedema among Chinese breast cancer survivors
AbstractPurposeBreast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a major long-term complication for post-surgery breast cancer survivors. Although several risk factors have been identified, lifestyle characteristics have been neglected in previous studies. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a nomogram for estimating this population ’s risk of developing lymphedema, taking into consideration their demographic, clinical, and personal lifestyle behaviors.MethodsIn a cross-sectional study, we collected data from 775 post-operative breast cancer survivors who had attended a follow-up session in the recent 10 years...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The influence of brain metastases on the central nervous system effects of methylnaltrexone: a post hoc analysis of 3 randomized, double-blind studies
ConclusionFocal disruptions of the BBB caused by brain metastases did not appear to alter central nervous system penetrance of MNTX. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Factors related to the evolution of quality of life in patients with cervicofacial non-melanoma skin cancer
ConclusionsThe quality of life questionnaire scores of patients with cervicofacial NMSC improve following treatment, but this progression is not homogeneous among patients. We identify the variables that are related to a greater degree of improvement on the questionnaire scales (overall, emotional and social-aesthetic). (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Vinorelbine as substitute for vincristine in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma and vincristine-induced neuropathy
ConclusionReplacement of vincristine by vinorelbine due to neuropathy is effective and safe, and results in a significant improvement in neuropathy as compared to treatment with R-CHOP. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Poorer baseline performance status is associated with increased thromboembolism risk in metastatic cancer patients treated with immunotherapy
ConclusionsIn this study, we observed VTE development in more than 10% of immunotherapy-treated patients and increased VTE risk in patients with poorer ECOG status. With the asymptomatic nature of VTEs in most cases, a high index of suspicion level for VTE is required in patients treated with immunotherapy. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The effects of exercise on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions and implicationsThe findings indicated that the effects of exercise could improve CIPN symptoms in cancer patients. Nevertheless, further investigations of different exercise protocols and intensity of intervention utilizing larger sample sizes and more specific outcome measures will further inform the best practices for cancer patients. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Visitation policies at NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers during the COVID-19 pandemic
ConclusionCCCs enacted strict but strikingly variable COVID-19 visitation restrictions, with important implications for patients/families seeking cancer care. A unified, evidence-based approach to visitation policies is needed to balance proven infection control measures with the needs of patients and families. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Being in touch: narrative assessment of patients receiving online integrative oncology treatments during COVID-19
ConclusionsEffective online IO practitioner-guided treatments are feasible and may induce both specific and non-specific QoL-related effects. Future research needs to explore online IO interventions for additional situations in which access to IO care is limited. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

CancerSupportSource ®-15+: development and evaluation of a short form of a distress screening program for cancer patients and survivors
This study examined psychometric properties of a shortened form to enhance screening opportunities when staff or patient burden considerations are significant.MethodsDevelopment and validation were completed in multiple phases. Item reduction decisions were made with 1436 cancer patients by assessing external/internal item quality and judging theoretical and practical implications of items. Pearson correlations and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted on a separate sample of 957 patients to corroborate psychometric properties and dimensionality of the shortened scale. Nonparametric receiver operating characteristic ...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Supported progressive resistance exercise training to counter the adverse side effects of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a randomised controlled trial
This study was a single-site, two-arm randomised controlled trial, with 40 participants randomised to either the intervention or control group over a 10-month period. In addition to receiving usual care, the intervention group completed three weekly RET sessions using resistance bands for 6 months. Participants performed 3 sets of 12 –15 repetitions for each exercise, targeting each major muscle group. The control group received usual care only. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) was the primary outcome and assessed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Secondary outcomes included body weight, body fat, aerobic fi...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

What do cancer survivors and their health care providers want from a healthy living program? Results from the first round of a co-design project
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the need for integration of physical and mental health interventions with flexibility in delivery. Future healthy living programs should investigate the potential for increased program adherence if mental health interventions and a hybrid of delivery options were included. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): current therapies and topical treatment option with high-concentration capsaicin
AbstractCancer diagnosis and treatment are drastic events for patients and their families. Besides psychological aspects of the disease, patients are often affected by severe side effects related to the cancer itself or as a result of therapeutic interventions. Particularly, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the most prevalent neurological complication of oral or intravenous chemotherapy. The disorder may require dose reduction of chemotherapy and is accompanied by multiple symptoms with long-term functional impairment affecting quality of life (QoL), e.g., sensory and functional deteriorations as well a...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Associations of health inequality factors with physical activity and sedentary behaviors in Korean cancer survivors
AbstractBackgroundAlthough physical activity (PA) benefits cancer survivors physically and psychosocially, health inequality may limit these benefits in a subset of cancer survivors, and its association with PA in cancer survivors has not been investigated. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore PA levels with regard to health inequality factors (i.e., demographic and socioeconomic profiles) in Korean cancer survivors using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES).MethodsData of 900 cancer survivors from the KNHANES in 2014 –2017 were used. ANCOVA was used to determine differe...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Predictive factors for dental inflammation with exacerbation during cancer therapy with FDG-PET/CT imaging
ConclusionOur results suggested that, for patients with DIECT, periodontal examination and PAD grade were independent predictive factors. Hence, regardless of the presence or absence of any lesion on dental imaging, PAD grade might be an additional tool, in addition to periodontal examination that potentially improves oral care management. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Spouse caregivers ’ attributed gains from a skill-based counseling program
ConclusionsFindings suggest that short-term, fully manualized counseling programs can provide opportunities and practical ways spouse caregivers are able to gain interpersonal communication, self-care skills, and personal insights. This scripted model of counseling is a way in which to deliver educational counseling with self-reported benefits, even though the program is fully scripted and not uniquely fashioned for each caregiver ’s unique experience.Clinical trial registration numbersNCI-2013-01838. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Nurse navigators ’ telemonitoring for cancer patients with COVID-19: a French case study
ConclusionsMost patients monitored with CAPRI-COVID were quarantined during the first wave of the pandemic. In addition to the CAPRI App, which helped limit phone calls, NNs played an essential role in patient management. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Feasibility and suitability of a graded exercise test in patients with aggressive hemato-oncological disease
ConclusionAlthough results of this study suggest a general feasibility of the applied GXT, the ACSM criteria were not met by the majority of the participants. Therefore, this study raises doubts about the suitability of the GXT protocol and the ACSM criteria for this group of patients. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Photobiomodulation (low-level laser) therapy for immediate pain relief of persistent oral ulcers in chronic graft-versus-host disease
AbstractPurposeTo determine the immediate pain-relieving effect of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMt) in patients with oral ulcers of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) refractory to first line therapy with topical corticosteroids.MethodsThis retrospective study included all patients who underwent PBMt for pain relief of refractory oral cGVHD lesions. PBMt was applied using an intraoral approach to all sites with mucosal lesions, using a 940 nm InGaAsP diode laser device, with the following parameters: pulsed modulation (duty cycle of 50%), power 0.7 W, illuminated spot size 7.1 cm2, irradiance 98.6 mW/cm2, and irrad...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Assessment of diarrhea as side effect of oral targeted antineoplastic agents in clinical practice
ConclusionsMore than a third of patients in treatment with OAAs presented diarrhea (any grade), and 22.1% of stools were semi-liquid/liquid. In multivariate analysis, taking the OAA on an empty stomach was associated with a statistically significant increase in the incidence of diarrhea. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Lessons learned from the delivery of virtual integrative oncology interventions in clinical practice and research during the COVID-19 pandemic
AbstractsThe outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and subsequent need for disease transmission mitigation efforts have significantly altered the delivery of cancer care (e.g., rise of telemedicine), including within the field of integrative oncology. However, little has been described about how National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers have transformed integrative oncology care delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this commentary is to describe the delivery of integrative oncology clinical services and conduct of research at The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Thera...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Successful application of focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis in patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer
ConclusionfESWT may be a viable treatment option for plantar fasciitis even in cancer patients, provided certain conditions are met. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Persistence, compliance, discontinuation rates and switch rates in denosumab and bisphosphonate treatment of bone metastases in cancer patients: reasons of switch, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and other critical points
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Letter in reply to Carboni F et al
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Breaking bad news to cancer patients in times of COVID-19
AbstractBreaking bad news is a mandatory provision in the professional life of nearly every physician. One of its most frequent occasions is the diagnosis of malignancy. Responding to the recipients ’ emotions is a critical issue in the delivery of unsettling information, and has an impact on the patient’s trust in the treating physician, adjustment to illness and ultimately treatment. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, several measures of social distancing and isolation have been introduced to our clinical setting. In the wake of these restrictions, it is ...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Regarding: Humayra Rashid et al. (2020) Returning to work in lung cancer survivors —a multi-center cross-sectional study in Germany. Supp Care Cancer; Published 19 November 2020
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Correction to: Effectiveness of glutamine in the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
AbstractIncorrect Electronic Supplementary Material. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Letter to Smibert OC et al. ‘Epidemiology and risk for infection following cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy’
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Reasons for disagreement between proxy-report and self-report rating of symptoms in children receiving cancer therapies
ConclusionWe identified themes that explained disagreement in ratings of bothersome symptoms between child self-report and parent proxy-report. Some disagreement may be reduced by enhancing communication about symptom reporting between child and parent. Future research should focus on methods of symptom screening that encourage communication between children with cancer and their caregivers. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Smartphone measurements of physical activity and fitness are associated with early trial discontinuation of patients in (hemato)oncology phase I/II clinical trials
In this study, associations between objective smartphone measurements of physical activity and fitness and early trial discontinuation in patients with cancer participating in EPCT were investigated.MethodsBefore start of treatment, physical activity (steps/day) and physical fitness (meters walked in 6  min) were measured with a smartphone, and patient-reported physical function (PRO-PF) was assessed (EORTC QLQ-C30-PF). Early trial discontinuation was defined as discontinuation ≤ 28 days. Univariable logistic regression analyses were performed to study associations of physical activity, fitn ess, and fu...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Is hand grip strength a necessary supportive index in the phenotypic criteria of the GLIM-based diagnosis of malnutrition in patients with cancer?
ConclusionCompared to CC+HGS, the CC alone appears to be adequate to evaluate RMM under the GLIM framework. A simpler method might facilitate the application of these criteria in clinical settings by increasing efficacy and minimizing missed diagnoses. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Functional capacity, pulmonary function, and quality of life in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors
The objective was to evaluate the functional capacity, pulmonary function, and quality of life (QoL) in HSCT survivors.MethodsThe patients were submitted to spirometry and six-minute walk test (6MWT) and evaluation of QoL (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Bone Marrow Transplantation —FACT-BMT) and the level of physical activity (Human Activity Profile—HAP) in the post-HSCT outpatient ambulatory.ResultsThe sample was composed of 103 individuals with a mean age of 42.1 ± 12 and a median HSCT time of 5 (2–11) years. The average distance walked in the 6MWT was 524.7 ± 73.5 m; the FACT-BMT...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Prevention, diagnosis and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: a cross-sectional study of French oncologists ’ professional practices
ConclusionOncologists were clearly aware of CIPN risks, but its incidence tended to be underestimated and the ASCO recommendations for the management of CIPN were not followed. The prevention, diagnosis and management of CIPN remain problematic in clinical practice in France.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03854864 (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Breast cancer-related lymphedema and its treatment: how big is the financial impact?
ConclusionThis study is one of the first standardized high-quality health economic analyses of BRCL treatment in Europe. The present study indicates that the price tag of BCRL treatment in Belgium is high not only for the health insurance but also for the patientsClinical trial registration numberThe study makes part of a double-blind, multi-center, randomized controlled trial (EFforT-BCRL trial), which is registered inclinicaltrials.gov (NCT02609724). CME reference S58689, EudraCT Number 2015-004822-33. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Barriers to managing sleep disturbance in people with malignant brain tumours and their caregivers: a qualitative analysis of healthcare professionals ’ perception
ConclusionsMultidisciplinary HCPs need training in the routine use of appropriate sleep assessment tools, and access to clear management pathways. More professional resources are needed to educate staff in implementing appropriate interventions for people with malignant brain tumours who are experiencing SD. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Nutritional challenges of gastric cancer patients from the perspectives of patients, family caregivers, and health professionals: a qualitative study
ConclusionBecause of the significant physical and psychological impact of nutritional problems on patients and their caregivers, the need to provide care and education to these patients and their families using a multidisciplinary team is becoming more important. (Source: Supportive Care in Cancer)
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Melatonin and vitamin D: complementary therapeutic strategies for breast cancer
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Position statement on cancer nursing ’s potential to reduce the growing burden of cancer across the world
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - May 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research