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08.12.2018 | Original Article

Pain in patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed acute leukemia

Acute leukemia (AL) is a malignant disorder of hematopoietic stem cells that is usually treated with aggressive chemotherapy [ 1 ]. AL includes two distinct disease entities, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) …

06.12.2018 | Original Article

Cancer patients’ needs for virtues and physicians’ characteristics in physician-patient communication: a survey among patient representatives

Ethical issues are an important aspect of the work of physicians in cancer care. Yet, ethics are mostly discussed within the perspective of the whole health care system with most urgent topics being lack of resources with staff shortage or …

05.12.2018 | Original Article

Needs-focused interventions for family caregivers of older adults with cancer: a descriptive interpretive study

The family caregivers (caregivers in the following text) of older adults with cancer (OACs, aged ≥ 70 years) are considered an important part of the healthcare team [ 1 – 3 ]. Although the caregiver role can be rewarding, it can also be …

04.12.2018 | Original Article

Telephone-based reminiscence therapy for colorectal cancer patients undergoing postoperative chemotherapy complicated with depression: a three-arm randomised controlled trial

In China, colorectal cancer ranks 3rd in morbidity and 5th in mortality among all cancers, and these rates appear to be growing [ 1 ]. Among newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients, approximately 90% are over 50 years of age, and over 70% are …

04.12.2018 | Letter to the Editor

Reply to: Prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of fatigue in oncological cancer patients in Italy: a cross-sectional study of the Italian Network for Supportive Care in Cancer (NICSO)

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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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