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Achieving shared treatment decisions

Martin H.N. Tattersall and David W. Kissane.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 6668 words.

The respect of a patient’s autonomous rights within the model of patient-centred care has led to shared decision-making, rather than more paternalistic care. Understanding patient needs,...

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Advancing family communication skills in oncology nursing

Talia Zaider, Shira Hichenberg and Lauren Latella.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 5134 words.

This chapter presents a new communication skills training initiative designed to advance family-centred care in the inpatient oncology setting. Because of their consistent contact with...

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Ambulatory care nurses responding to depression

Anthony De La Cruz, Richard F. Brown and Steve Passik.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 4481 words.

Depression is a common occurrence among cancer patients; however, it goes undetected by healthcare providers in about 50% of cases. Ambulatory nurses are in a key position to identify and...

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American Cancer Society’s Delivery of Support to Caregivers in the Community

Rachel S. Cannady and Katherine Sharpe.

in Cancer Caregivers

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 5226 words.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to addressing the needs of cancer caregivers. Many caregivers are unexpectedly thrust into their role as a caregiver with little or no...

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Anaplastic astrocytoma and non-1p/19q co-deleted anaplastic oligoastrocytoma: long-term survival, employment, and performance status of survivors

Elena I. Pentsova, Anne S. Reiner, Katherine S. Panageas and Lisa M. DeAngelis.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

June 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 3823 words.

Background

Despite optimal treatment for patients with anaplastic gliomas, median survival is 2 to 5 years, but some young adults survive longer. We sought...

Announcements

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 207 words.

Announcements

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

March 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 247 words.

Announcements

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 278 words.

Assessing behavioral syndromes in patients with brain tumors using the frontal systems behavior scale (FrSBe)

Sergio Cabrera, Kim Edelstein, Warren P. Mason and Maria Carmela Tartaglia.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

June 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 4532 words.

Background

Personality changes following brain tumors may be due to disruption of frontal-subcortical networks. The relation between personality changes and...

Association between malignancy and non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy: a case report and literature review

Evan Y. Choi, William A. Gomes, Missak Haigentz and Jerome J. Graber.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

September 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 5059 words.

Background

Wernicke's encephalopathy is a serious medical condition associated with high morbidity and mortality caused by deficiency of thiamine. This...

Association of genetic variants with fatigue in patients with malignant glioma

Terri S Armstrong, Elizabeth Vera, Renke Zhou, Alvina A Acquaye, Catherine M Sullaway, Ann M Berger, Ghislain Breton, Anita Mahajan, Jeffrey S Wefel, Mark R Gilbert, Melissa Bondy and Michael E Scheurer.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

May 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 4185 words.

Abstract

Background

Fatigue is a consistently reported, severe symptom among patients with gliomas throughout the...

Audio-recording cancer consultations for patients and their families—putting evidence into practice

Thomas F. Hack, Kinta Beaver and Penelope Schofield.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 4237 words.

This chapter aims to briefly review the empirical literature on the value of consultation audio-recordings for patients and families; conduct a theory-driven examination of the factors that...

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The Belgian experience in communication skills training

Isabelle Merckaert, Yves Libert and Darius Razavi.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 4486 words.

Communication is recognized as one of healthcare professionals’ core clinical skills. Even though many endeavours have been undertaken to help professionals acquire these skills, many...

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Bevacizumab in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) related vestibular schwannomas: a nationally coordinated approach to delivery and prospective evaluation

Katrina A. Morris, John F. Golding, Patrick R. Axon, Shazia Afridi, Claire Blesing, Rosalie E. Ferner, Dorothy Halliday, Raj Jena, Pieter M. Pretorius, D. Gareth Evans, Martin G. McCabe and Allyson Parry.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

December 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 5571 words.

Biological subtypes and survival outcomes in breast cancer patients with brain metastases in the targeted therapy era

Dhiego Chaves de Almeida Bastos, Marcos Vinicius Calfat Maldaun, Raymond Sawaya, Dima Suki, Frederick F Lang, Paul D Brown, Ganesh Rao, Jeffrey S Weinberg and Sujit S Prabhu.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

August 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 4743 words.

Abstract

Background

There is recognition that breast cancer is a collection of heterogeneous diseases divided in...

Brain tumor research in the United Kingdom: current perspective and future challenges. A strategy document from the NCRI Brain Tumor CSG

Kathreena M Kurian, Michael D Jenkinson, Paul M Brennan, Robin Grant, Sarah Jefferies, Alasdair G Rooney, Helen Bulbeck, Sara C Erridge, Samantha Mills, Catherine McBain, Martin G McCabe, Stephen J Price, Silvia Marino, Erica Moyes, Wendy Qian, Adam Waldman, Babar Vaqas, Debbie Keatley, Peter Burchill and Colin Watts.

in Neuro-Oncology Practice

March 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Radiation Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Neurosurgery. 5248 words.

Abstract

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a partnership of charity and government research funders whose purpose is to improve health and...

Breaking bad news

Walter F. Baile and Patricia A. Parker.

in Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

February 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 5786 words.

Bad news is any information that adversely and seriously changes the patient’s and family’s view of the future. Factors that influence disclosure include the type of communication (e.g....

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Burden Among Caregivers of Patients With Unique Sites of Cancer or Treatment and Comorbid Psychopathology

Maria Kryzo-Lacomb, Tamryn F. Gray, Margaret Bevans, Login George and William S. Breitbart.

in Cancer Caregivers

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 7685 words.

All cancer caregivers are at risk for various poor psychosocial and medical outcomes. Specific groups of caregivers, however, may be at unique risk for burden as a result of their loved...

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The Burden of Cancer Caregivers

Barbara A. Given and Charles W. Given.

in Cancer Caregivers

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 4999 words.

Caregiver burden is the “stress” perceived by family caregivers who care for patients and results from the imbalance between demands (objective and subjective) and their coping resources....

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Cancer Caregivers

Edited by Allison J. Applebaum.

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Palliative Medicine; Medical Oncology. 360 pages.

Cancer caregivers are an essential extension of the healthcare team. Rapid advances in cancer care, including new drugs and immunotherapies and more sophisticated diagnostic tools, have...

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