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Cultural differences in patients’ beliefs about cancer

01 June 2012

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This UK study compared knowledge about the outcome of cancer treatment and beliefs about the causes of cancer among British south Asian (BSA) patients of...

Emotional interdependence of prostate survivors and partners

01 May 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

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Exponents of the theory of emotional contagion suggest that people can ‘catch’ the deep emotional states of those with whom they have relationships and that this...

Japanese education scheme about a rare lung cancer is successful

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer, which is causally linked to asbestos exposure. It is a debilitating disease with poor prognosis. While the...

US study aims to help metastatic breast cancer survivorship care

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

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While there have been some improvements recently in survival, metastatic breast cancer remains incurable and so palliative care is the focus of treatment.

Trial shows trastuzumab benefits patients with gastric cancer

09 September 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

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Associated with a significant disease burden and symptom experience, advanced gastric cancer is incurable. This international randomised controlled trial studied the...

Online resources can help develop confidence in caring for men with prostate disease

10 September 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

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A study of e-learning platforms such as online virtual patient simulation materials has shown that they represent an acceptable and appropriate means of cancer...

Probability of dying from ovarian tumours decreases with time

10 September 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

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Ovarian cancer is often called the ‘silent killer’ because most cases are metastatic at presentation. Prognosis for advanced disease is a five-year survival of less...

Comparing the site of death and palliative care for cancer patients internationally

10 March 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

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For this internationally authored retrospective cohort study, researchers appraised administrative and cancer registry data from 2010 to examine whether patients had...

Greater time to surgery associated with lower survival for patients with breast cancer

12 May 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

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For patients with early stage breast cancer, for whom surgery was their first treatment, timing of surgery has a notable effect on overall survival. According to...

Documentation of prognosis, treatment benefit and goals of care is poor for incurable disease

12 May 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

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In this Canadian retrospective cohort study the notes of a study population of 222 patients seen by medical oncologists for palliative chemotherapy were examined....