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15.03.2019 | Original Article

Feasibility of a mindful yoga program for women with metastatic breast cancer: results of a randomized pilot study

There is an increasing number of women living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), likely due to improvements in cancer treatment which are extending survival time [ 1 ]. Many women with MBC experience a high level of symptom burden, including …

15.03.2019 | Original Article Open Access

Body changes after cancer: female cancer patients’ perceived social support and their perspective on care

Cancer and its treatment can lead to substantial body changes, such as hair loss [ 1 ], weight changes [ 2 , 3 ], scars, or facial disfigurements [ 4 ]. These changes can affect the body image of cancer patients and may lead to substantial …

15.03.2019 | Commentary

Social support buffers against anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with cancer only if support is wanted: a large sample replication

15.03.2019 | Original Article Open Access

Elevated BNP caused by recombinant human interleukin-11 treatment in patients with chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes and often induced by chemotherapy. Recombinant human interleukin-11 (rhIL-11) is a cytokine that can stimulate thrombopoiesis and is commonly used to treat …

14.03.2019 | Original Article Open Access

Filgrastim prophylaxis in elderly cancer patients in the real-life setting: a French multicenter observational study, the TULIP study

Neutropenia is one of the most frequent limiting dose toxicities in cancer patients [ 1 , 2 ]. It mainly depends on the chemotherapy (CT) regimen and can generate serious life-threatening complications. The incidence of febrile neutropenia (FN) …

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"Supportive Care in Cancer" provides members of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and all other interested individuals, groups and institutions with the most recent scientific and social information on all aspects of supportive care in cancer patients. The journal primarily covers medical, technical and surgical topics concerning supportive therapy and care which may supplement or substitute basic cancer treatment at all stages of the disease. Nursing, rehabilitative, psychosocial and spiritual issues of support are also covered.

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