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25.09.2018 | Original Article

Understanding patient choices regarding breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, most common among women, with an estimated 1.67 million new cases diagnosed in 2012 worldwide (25% of all cancers) [ 1 ]. In Australia, breast cancer is estimated to be the most commonly …

24.09.2018 | Original Article

A review of the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program in patients with advanced cancer referred for palliative radiotherapy over two decades

The Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP) was first created in 1996 by the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (TSRCC) in response to the increasing need for timely access to palliative radiation for patients with terminal cancer …

22.09.2018 | Original Article

Comparing fertility preservation resources and policies between NCCN member and non-member institutions

An estimated 70,000 adolescents and young adults (AYA), ages 15–39 [ 1 , 2 ], are diagnosed with cancer annually in the USA [ 3 ]. Infertility can often be a late effect of cancer treatments that varies based on cancer type, site, stage, treatment …

21.09.2018 | Original Article Open Access

Optimizing cancer pain management in resource-limited settings

Pain is one of the most prevalent consequences of cancer affecting up to 70% of all patients with cancer over the course of their disease [ 1 ]. Despite several treatment options and best practice guidelines, undertreatment of cancer-related pain …

20.09.2018 | Original Article

Impact of a health information technology tool addressing information needs of caregivers of adult and pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a high-risk, but potentially curative therapy for a number of malignant and non-malignant conditions [ 1 ]. Given the risks associated with HSCT, patients require a dedicated, full-time caregiver.

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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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