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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351368/benefit-finding-and-diurnal-cortisol-after-prostate-cancer-the-mediating-role-of-positive-affect
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Ashley W Wang, Michael A Hoyt
OBJECTIVE: Benefit finding (BF) has exhibited a salutary effect on psychological adjustment to cancer. However, few studies have examined its relationship with physiology or have examined BF in men with cancer. This study investigated whether BF is associated with Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis activity (i.e., diurnal salivary cortisol) in men treated for prostate cancer. Positive affect (PA) is proposed as a potential pathway linking BF to diurnal salivary cortisol. METHODS: A sample of 66 men treated for localized prostate cancer within the prior two years completed questionnaires and collected salivary cortisol three times per day over three consecutive days...
January 19, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349527/genetic-test-reporting-and-counseling-for-melanoma-risk-in-minors-may-improve-sun-protection-without-inducing-distress
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Tammy K Stump, Lisa G Aspinwall, Wendy Kohlmann, Marjan Champine, Jamie Hauglid, Yelena P Wu, Emily Scott, Pamela Cassidy, Sancy A Leachman
Genetic testing of minors is advised only for conditions in which benefits of early intervention outweigh potential psychological harms. This study investigated whether genetic counseling and test reporting for the CDKN2A/p16 mutation, which confers highly elevated melanoma risk, improved sun protection without inducing distress. Eighteen minors (Mage = 12.4, SD = 1.9) from melanoma-prone families completed measures of protective behavior and distress at baseline, 1 week (distress only), 1 month, and 1 year following test disclosure...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345974/cognitive-effects-of-cancer-and-cancer-treatments
#3
Tim A Ahles, James C Root
As the population of cancer survivors has grown into the millions, there has been increasing emphasis on understanding how the late effects of treatment affect survivors' ability to return to work/school, their capacity to function and live independently, and their overall quality of life. This review focuses on cognitive change associated with cancer and cancer treatments. Research in this area has progressed from a pharmacotoxicology perspective to a view of the cognitive change as a complex interaction of aspects of the treatment, vulnerability factors that increase risk for posttreatment cognitive decline, cancer biology, and the biology of aging...
January 18, 2018: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343927/yoga-into-cancer-care-a-review-of-the-evidence-based-research
#4
REVIEW
Ram P Agarwal, Adi Maroko-Afek
To cope with cancer and its treatment-related side effects and toxicities, people are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Consequently, integrative oncology, which combines conventional therapies and evidence-based CAM practices, is an emerging discipline in cancer care. The use of yoga as a CAM is proving to be beneficial and increasingly gaining popularity. An electronic database search (PubMed), through December 15, 2016, revealed 138 relevant clinical trials (single-armed, nonrandomized, and randomized controlled trials) on the use of yoga in cancer patients...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341836/a-cohort-study-of-patient-reported-outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-receiving-active-cancer-therapy-in-the-last-six-months-of-life
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Jared R Lowe, Yinxi Yu, Steven Wolf, Greg Samsa, Thomas W LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: Evidence about the unique palliative care needs of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is limited. Improving the care of these patients will require a better understanding of their unmet needs, including symptom burden at the end of life, and patterns of healthcare utilization. OBJECTIVE: To describe AML patients' experiences in the last six months of life regarding symptom burden, blood product utilization, and use of palliative care services...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339938/understanding-cancer-survivors-information-needs-and-information-seeking-behaviors-for-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-from-short-to-long-term-survival-a-mixed-methods-study
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Lou Ann Scarton, Guilherme Del Fiol, Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Bryan Gibson, Robert Logan, T Elizabeth Workman
Objective: The research examined complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information-seeking behaviors and preferences from short- to long-term cancer survival, including goals, motivations, and information sources. Methods: A mixed-methods approach was used with cancer survivors from the "Assessment of Patients' Experience with Cancer Care" 2004 cohort. Data collection included a mail survey and phone interviews using the critical incident technique (CIT)...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336859/effectiveness-of-chemotherapy-counselling-on-self-esteem-and-psychological-affects-among-cancer-patients-in-malaysia-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sherina Mohd-Sidik, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Ummavathy Periasamy, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah, Rozi Mahmud
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to implement and evaluate the outcomes of chemotherapy counselling based on the "Managing Patients on Chemotherapy" module on self-esteem and psychological affect (anxiety, depression) of cancer patients by pharmacists in ten selected government hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia. METHODS: A randomized control trial was conducted among 2120 cancer patients from April 2016 to January 2017 in ten selected government hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia...
January 5, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336704/intent-to-use-a-web-based-psychological-intervention-for-partners-of-cancer-patients-associated-factors-and-preferences
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Nadine Köhle, Constance H C Drossaert, Cornelia F Van Uden-Kraan, Karlein M G Schreurs, Mariët Hagedoorn, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Ernst T Bohlmeijer
This study examined partners of cancer patients intention to use a web-based psychological intervention, their preferences regarding its preconditions, functionalities and topics, and factors related to their intention. One hundred and sixty-eight partners completed a questionnaire about these aspects. Forty-eight percent of the partners would (maybe) make use of a web-based intervention. Partners who intended to participate were significantly younger, used the Internet more often, and perceived more caregiver strain...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336661/cancer-related-genetic-testing-and-personalized-medicine-for-adolescents-a-narrative-review-of-impact-and-understanding
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Janine Vetsch, Claire E Wakefield, Meera Warby, Katherine Tucker, Pandora Patterson, Brittany C McGill, Alison Metcalfe, Richard J Cohn, Joanna E Fardell
Genetic testing is becoming increasingly available for adolescents who are undergoing cancer treatment or at risk of cancer predisposition syndromes. With this narrative review, we aimed to synthesize the evidence on psychosocial outcomes and adolescents' understanding of genetic testing-thus far, an underresearched topic. Both psychological benefits and harms of predictive testing were reported in adolescents from high-risk families. Harms were mainly related to cancer-specific distress and increased worries...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334194/enrollment-in-early-phase-clinical-trials-in-pediatric-oncology-the-experience-at-institut-curie
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Aurore Surun, Marie-Églantine Dujaric, Isabelle Aerts, Daniel Orbach, Irène Jiménez, Hélène Pacquement, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Franck Bourdeaut, Jean Michon, Jean-Claude K Dupont, François Doz
BACKGROUND: The European Paediatric Regulation was introduced in 2007 to facilitate access to new medicines for children. Our study explored accessibility of early-phase trials in pediatric oncology, in line with the European Paediatric Regulation, to identify the reasons for not inviting patients to participate, parents' refusal, or inclusion failure. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective chart review at Institut Curie, Paris, for all pediatric patients whose cancer progressed despite known effective treatments between July 2010 and December 2013...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333531/patient-reported-outcome-measures-prom-as-a-preoperative-assessment-tool
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Sunghye Kim, Pamela W Duncan, Leanne Groban, Hannah Segal, Rica Moonyeen Abbott, Jeff D Williamson
Aim of review: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) on functional, social, and behavioral factors might be important preoperative predictors of postoperative outcomes. We conducted a literature review to explore associations of preoperative depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, and nutritional status with surgical outcomes. Methods: Two electronic data bases, including PubMed and Google Scholar, were searched linking either depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, or nutritional status with surgery, postoperative complications, or perioperative period within the past 2 decades...
November 28, 2017: Journal of anesthesia and perioperative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330708/living-with-lymphoedema-the-perspective-of-cancer-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Ángela Río-González, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the lived experience of lymphoedema and the barriers faced by cancer sufferers receiving physiotherapy outpatient treatment. METHODS: A qualitative, phenomenological study was performed. Purposeful sampling method was used. Data collection methods included unstructured and semi-structured interviews and researcher field notes. A thematic analysis was used. The study was conducted following the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research guidelines...
January 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329752/role-of-frozen-section-in-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-breast-cancer-in-the-era-of-the-acosog-z0011-and-ibcsg-23-10-trials
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Augusto Lombardi, Giuseppe Nigri, Stefano Maggi, Gianluca Stanzani, Valeria Vitale, Andrea Vecchione, Alessandro Nania, Claudio Amanti
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative frozen sections (FS) of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) were evaluated to avoid the need for deferred axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients with early breast cancer (EBC). However, FS has low sensitivity for detecting micro-metastases (<2 mm), resulting in patients who later undergo deferred ALND. The aim of the study was to determine the best clinical approach for selecting patients who would derive real benefit from ALND, as well as to minimize the functional and psychological damage caused by delayed surgery, and the risk of undertreating EBC patients...
January 9, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326803/treatment-of-early-stages-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-pregnancy
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Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319429/distinctive-psychological-and-social-experiences-of-women-choosing-prophylactic-oophorectomy-for-cancer-prevention
#15
Rachel Meadows, Tasleem J Padamsee, Electra D Paskett
Women known to have significantly elevated ovarian cancer risk due to genetic mutations or family history can reduce this risk by surgically removing both ovaries and fallopian tubes (RRBSO, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). We used interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the psychosocial experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention. We extended the traditional use of IPA to compare the experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention to those of women who underwent similar gynecologic surgery for benign indications...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318702/predictors-of-emotional-distress-a-year-or-more-after-diagnosis-of-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
Sharon A Cook, Peter Salmon, Gemma Hayes, Angela Byrne, Peter L Fisher
OBJECTIVE: Why some people recover emotionally after diagnosis and treatment of cancer and others do not is poorly understood. To identify factors around the time of diagnosis that predict longer-term distress is a necessary step in developing interventions to reduce patients' vulnerability. This review identified the demographic, clinical, social, and psychological factors available at or within 3 months of diagnosis that are reliable predictors of emotional distress at least 12 months later...
January 10, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317846/psychosocial-predictors-of-posttreatment-pain-after-nonmetastatic-breast-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#17
REVIEW
M Johannsen, Y Frederiksen, A B Jensen, R Zachariae
Background: The search for risk factors of pain after breast cancer, which affects a considerable proportion of the women, has primarily focused on clinical factors. The aim of this meta-analysis was to explore the less well-studied psychosocial predictors of pain after breast cancer treatment. Methods: Two independent searches were conducted in PubMed, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and CINAHL. Eligible studies were prospective, observational studies of women aged ≥18 years, diagnosed and treated for nonmetastatic breast cancer ≥3 months previously...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317593/loneliness-5-years-ante-mortem-is-associated-with-disease-related-differential-gene-expression-in-postmortem-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex
#18
Turhan Canli, Lei Yu, Xiaoqing Yu, Hongyu Zhao, Debra Fleischman, Robert S Wilson, Philip L De Jager, David A Bennett
Subjective social isolation, loneliness, is associated with poor mental and physical health, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we analyzed loneliness data collected on average 5 years ante-mortem and RNA gene expression at death in postmortem dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) from 181 participants in the Rush Memory and Aging Project (MAP), a longitudinal, prospective cohort study of common chronic conditions of aging. Our analytic protocol controlled for biographical variables (age, sex, education), psychological and health variables (depressive symptoms, interval between assessment and autopsy, slope of cognitive decline, AD pathology, presence of infarcts) and RNA integrity...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316909/the-health-impact-of-residential-retreats-a-systematic-review
#19
Dhevaksha Naidoo, Adrian Schembri, Marc Cohen
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy lifestyles are a major factor in the development and exacerbation of many chronic diseases. Improving lifestyles though immersive residential experiences that promote healthy behaviours is a focus of the health retreat industry. This systematic review aims to identify and explore published studies on the health, wellbeing and economic impact of retreat experiences. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsychINFO databases were searched for residential retreat studies in English published prior to February 2017...
January 10, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314427/comprehensive-unmet-needs-and-correlations-with-quality-of-life-in-chinese-cancer-patients
#20
Y P Zhang, Y Zhang, W H Liu, Y T Yan, H H Wei
Increasing evidence indicates unmet supportive need as a detrimental effect on patients' well-being. However, the unmet needs and correlations with quality of life (QOL) in mainland Chinese cancer patients remain unclear. This study aimed to assess the unmet needs and QOL in Chinese cancer patients, and further explore the influencing factors. A cross-sectional descriptive study design was applied. Using a convenience sampling method, 300 cancer patients, including 176 females and 124 males were recruited from five tertiary hospitals in Xi'an city during April to July 2015...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
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