Cancer Care Research Centre Current Awareness Bulletin
Fighting Cancer: Who’s Winning
Sisler,J.; McCormack-Speak,P. Bridging the gap between primary care and the cancer
system. Canadian Family Physician 55: 273-278
Ouwens, M.; Hulscher, M.; Hermens, R.; Faber, M.; Marres, H.; Wollersheim, H.;
Grol, R. (2009) Implementation of integrated care for patients with cancer: a
systematic review of interventions and effects. Funding for quicker cancer care.
International Journal for Quality in Health Care 21 (2): 137-144
The NHS beyond the Budget
Lomas,C. (2009) Why nurses are vital in beating cancer: Thanks to nurse-led services
NHS cancer care has developed significantly in a decade. Nursing Times 105 (11): 8-
The, L. O. (2009) Does the UK really have an effective cancer plan? Revisited.
Lancet Oncology 10 (4): 305
Richards,M. (2009) Assessment of the NHS cancer plan in England. Lancet
Oncology 10 (4): 311
Sikora,K. (2009) Was the NHS cancer plan worth the effort? Lancet Oncology 10
Gap in care 'has to be bridged'
'Ban smoking in hospital grounds'
Church should fund NHS chaplains
Scottish prescription charges cut
Prescription charges for people with cancer and those with long term conditions
Big shake-up in NI health service
Cancer services hit by new EU rules
NHS to publish death rates on web
Doctors 'must root out bad care'
New cleaners to blitz dirty wards
NHS patients will be able to choose consultant, Tories pledge
Downturn debate call over cancer
NHS can’t afford to keep on saving lives, says cancer expert
Families, Children and Relationships
Roth, M.; Lin, J.; Kim, M.; Moody, K. (2009) Pediatric Oncologists' Views Toward
the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Children With Cancer.
Journal of Pediatric Hematology 31 (3):177-182.
Jangland, E.; Gunningberg, L.; Carlsson, M. (2009) Patients' and relatives' complaints
about encounters and communication in health care: Evidence for quality
improvement. Patient Education and Counseling 75 (2): 199-204
Wong, W. K.; Ussher, J. (2009) Bereaved informal cancer carers making sense of
their palliative care experiences at home. Health and Social Care in the Community
17 (3): 274-282
Cantrell,M.A. and Conte,T.M. (2009) Between being cured and being healed: the
paradox of childhood cancer survivorship. Qualitative Health Research 19(3):312-
Hope for child cancer treatment
Spinetta, J. J.; Jankovic, M.; Masera, G.; Ablin, A. R.; Barr, R. D.; Arush, M. W.;
DAngio, G. J.; Van Dongen-Melman, J.; Eden, T.; Epelman, C. Optimal care for the
child with cancer: A summary statement from the SIOP working committee on
psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 52 (7): 904-
Family Planning When Cancer Intrudes
Papastavrou, E.; Charalambous, A.; Tsangari, H. Exploring the other side of cancer
care: The informal caregiver. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 13 (2):128-136
With Son in Remission, Family Looks for Coverage
Reid, J.; McKenna, H.; Fitzsimons, D.; McCance, T. (2009) The experience of cancer
cachexia: A qualitative study of advanced cancer patients and their family members.
International Journal of Nursing Studies 46 (5): 606-616
Kline, N.E. Editorial: Pain Control at the End of Life for Children With Cancer.
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 26 (2): 67
Moore, J.B.; Kaffenberger, C.; Goldberg, P.; Oh, K.M.; Hudspeth, R. (2009) School
Reentry for Children With Cancer: Perceptions of Nurses, School Personnel, and
Parents. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 26 (2): 86-99
Stegenga, K.; Ward-Smith, P. (2009) On Receiving the Diagnosis of Cancer: The
Adolescent Perspective. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 26 (2): 75-80
Benkel, I.; Wijk, H.; Molander, U. (2009) Family and friends provide most social
support for the bereaved. Palliative Medicine 23 (2): 142-150
Hudson, P.; Thomas, T.; Quinn, K.; Aranda, S. (2009) Family meetings in palliative
care: are they effective? Palliative Medicine 23 (2): 151-158
Zwahlen,D.: Hagenbuch,N.; Carley,M.I.; Jenewein,J.; Buchi,S. (2009) Posttraumatic
growth in cancer patients and partners-effects of role, gender and the dyad on couples'
posttraumatic growth experience. Psychooncology Epub ahead of print
Fergus KD, Gray RE. (2009) Relationship vulnerabilities during breast cancer: patient
and partner perspectives. Psychooncology Epub ahead of print
Systematic Symptom Improvement (Including Treatmentand
Lundh Hagelin,C.; *Wengström,Y.; Fürst,C.J. Patterns of fatigue related to advanced
disease and radiotherapy in patients with cancer-a comparative cross-sectional study
of fatigue intensity and characteristics. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (5):519-26.
Lundh Hagelin,C.; *Wengström,Y.; Åhsberg,E.; Fürst,C.J. (2009) Fatigue
dimensions in patients with advanced cancer in relation to time of survival and quality
of life. Palliative Medicine 23 (2):171–178.
Advances Elusive in the Long Drive to Cure Cancer
Cancer brake 'could halt disease'
Pancreatic cancer therapy 'hope'
Soga, Y.; Yamasuji, Y.; Kudo, C.; Matsuura-Yoshimoto, K.; Yamabe, K.; Sugiura,
Y.; Maeda, Y.; Ishimaru, F.; Tanimoto, M.; Nishimura, F. (2009) Febrile neutropenia
and periodontitis: lessons from a case periodontal treatment in the intervals between
chemotherapy cycles for leukemia reduced febrile neutropenia. Supportive Care in
Cancer 17 (5):581-587.
Tomlinson, D.; Gibson, F.; Treister, N.; Baggott, C.; Judd, P.; Hendershot, E.;
Maloney, A. M.; Doyle, J.; Feldman, B.; Sung, L. (2009) Designing an oral mucositis
assessment instrument for use in children: generating items using a nominal group
technique. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (5):555-562.
Delgado-Guay, M.; Parsons, H. A.; Li, Z.; Palmer, J. L.; Bruera, E. (2009) Symptom
distress in advanced cancer patients with anxiety and depression in the palliative care
setting. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (5): 573-579.
Savard, M. H.; Savard, J.; Quesnel, C.; Ivers, H. (2009) The Influence of Breast
Cancer Treatment on the Occurrence of Hot Flashes. Journal of Pain and Symptom
Management 37 (4):687-697.
Esther Kim, J. E.; Dodd, M. J.; Aouizerat, B. E.; Jahan, T.; Miaskowski, C. A Review
of the Prevalence and Impact of Multiple Symptoms in Oncology Patients. Journal of
Pain and Symptom Management 37 (4):715-736
Vaccine Extends Survival in Prostate Cancer
Koshino, M. Efficacy of Oral Cavity Care in Preventing Stomatitis (Mucositis) in
Cancer Chemotherapy. Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy 36 (3):447-
Midtgaard, J.; Baadsgaard, M. T.; Moller, T.; Rasmussen, B.; Quist, M.; Andersen,
C.; Rorth, M.; Adamsen, L. (2009) Self-reported physical activity behaviour; exercise
motivation and information among Danish adult cancer patients undergoing
chemotherapy. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 13 (2):116-121.
Homeopathy 'eases cancer therapy'
Letters-The Sky-High Cost of Treating Cancer
Teh, C. F.; Karp, J. F.; Kleinman, A.; Reynolds, III, C. F.; Weiner, D. K.; Cleary, P.
D. (2009) Older People's Experiences of Patient-Centered Treatment for Chronic
Pain: A Qualitative Study. Pain Medicine 10 (3):521-530.
Blowers, E.; Hall, K. Adverse events in bevacizumab and chemotherapy: patient
management. British Journal of Nursing 18 (7):424-428.
Doctors Face Fiscal Squeeze for Treatment
Insurance Lags as Cancer Care Comes in a Pill
Promising Test for Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug
Boy's treatment 'may save others'
Luctkar-Flude, M.; Groll, D.; Woodend, K.; Tranmer, J. (2009) Fatigue and Physical
Activity in Older Patients With Cancer: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study. Oncology
Nursing Forum 36 (2):194-202.
Spall, K. (2009) NICE is making life difficult for cancer patients. British Journal of
Nursing 18 (6):344.
Moore, K. N.; Frank, S. G.; Alward, E. K.; Landrum, L. M.; Myers, T. K.; Walker, J.
L.; Gold, M. A.; McMeekin, D. S.; Vesely, S. K.; Mannel, R. S. (2009) Adjuvant
chemotherapy for the "oldest old" ovarian cancer patients. Cancer 115 (7):1472-
More may not be better for bladder cancer: study
Blowers, E.; Hall, K. (2009) Managing adverse events in the use of bevacizumab and
chemotherapy. British Journal of Nursing 18 (6):351-358
Long Term Conditions/Survivorship
Weide, R.; Mergenthaler, U.; Pandorf, A.; Arndt, H.; Heymanns, J.; Thomalla, J.;
Koppler, H. Improved Survival of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Routine
Care: Results of a Retrospective Study in a Community-Based Oncology Group
Practice 1995-2005. Onkologie 32 (3):107-113.
Lau-Walker, M.; Thompson, D. R. (2009) Self-management in long-term health
conditions-A complex concept poorly understood and applied? Patient Education
and Counseling 75 (2):290-292.
Rachet, B.; Maringe, C.; Nur, U.; Quaresma, M.; Shah, A.; Woods, L. M.; Ellis, L.;
Walters, S.; Forman, D.; Steward, J. (2009) Population-based cancer survival trends
in England and Wales up to 2007: an assessment of the NHS cancer plan for England.
Lancet Oncology 10 (4):351-369.
Zhao, L.; Portier, K.; Stein, K.; Baker, F.; Smith, T. (2009) Exploratory Factor
Analysis of the Cancer Problems in Living Scale: A Report from the American
Cancer Societys Studies of Cancer Survivors. Journal of Pain and Symptom
Management 37 (4):676-686.
Seibaek, L.; Petersen, L. K. (2009) Nurse-led rehabilitation after gynaecological
cancer surgery. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (5):601-605.
Sanda, M. G. (2009) Live longer but not better yet. Lancet Oncology 10 (4):313-314.
Chambers, S.K.; Lynch, B.M.; Aitken, J.; Baade, P.
Relationship Over Time Between Psychological Distress and Physical Activity in
Colorectal Cancer Survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (10):1600-1606.
Anon. (2009) Experiences of living as a cancer survivor. Nursing Times 105 (12-
Anon. (2009) How can nurses support cancer survivors? Nursing Times 105 (12-
Anon. (2009) Self-management programmes for survivors. Nursing Times 105 (12-
Anon. (2009) The long-term effects of cancer treatment. Nursing Times 105 (12-
Anon. (2009) Caring for the carers. Nursing Times 105 (12-Supp): 12-13.
Anon. (2009) Smoothing the move to adult services. Nursing Times 105 (12-Supp):
Anon. (2009) Filling the gaps in research. Nursing Times 105 (12-Supp): 15-15
Stevinson, C.; Capstick, V.; Schepansky, A.; Tonkin, K.; Vallance, J. K.; Ladha, A.
B.; Steed, H.; Faught, W.; Courneya, K. S. (2009) Physical activity preferences of
ovarian cancer survivors. Psychooncology 18 (4):422-428.
Pinto, B. M.; Rabin, C.; Dunsiger, S. (2009) Home-based exercise among cancer
survivors: adherence and its predictors. Psychooncology 18 (4):369-376.
Takken, T.; van der Torre, P.; Zwerink, M.; Hulzebos, E. H.; Bierings, M.; Helders, P.
J.; van der Net, J (2009) Development, feasibility and efficacy of a community-
based exercise training program in pediatric cancer survivors. Psychooncology 18
.Snyder, D. C.; Morey, M. C.; Sloane, R.; Stull, V.; Cohen, H. J.; Peterson, B.; Pieper,
C.; Hartman, T. J.; Miller, P. E.; Mitchell, D. C. (2009) Reach out to ENhancE
Wellness in Older Cancer Survivors (RENEW): design, methods and recruitment
challenges of a home-based exercise and diet intervention to improve physical
function among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer.
Psychooncology 18 (4):429-439
Rogers, L. Q.; Markwell, S. J.; Verhulst, S.; McAuley, E.; Courneya, K. S.
(2009) Rural breast cancer survivors: exercise preferences and their determinants.
Psychooncology 18 (4):412-421.
Harrison, S.; Hayes, S. C.; Newman, B. (2009) Level of physical activity and
characteristics associated with change following breast cancer diagnosis and
treatment. Psychooncology 18 (4):387-394.
Emery, C. F.; Yang, H. C.; Frierson, G. M.; Peterson, L. J.; Suh, S. (2009)
Determinants of physical activity among women treated for breast cancer in a 5-year
longitudinal follow-up investigation. Psychooncology 18 (4):377-386
Coups, E. J.; Park, B. J.; Feinstein, M. B.; Steingart, R. M.; Egleston, B. L.; Wilson,
D. J.; Ostroff, J. S (2009) Correlates of physical activity among lung cancer
survivors. Psychooncology 18 (4):395-404.
Cadmus, L. A.; Salovey, P.; Yu, H.; Chung, G.; Kasl, S.; Irwin, M. L. (2009)
Exercise and quality of life during and after treatment for breast cancer: results of two
randomized controlled trials. Psychooncology 18 (4):343-352.
Hawkes, A. L.; Gollschewski, S.; Lynch, B. M.; Chambers, S. (2009) A telephone-
delivered lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors `CanChange': a pilot
study. Psychooncology 18 (4):449-455.
Perkins, H. Y.; Baum, G. P.; Carmack Taylor, C. L.; Basen-Engquist, K. M. (2009)
Effects of treatment factors, comorbidities and health-related quality of life on self-
efficacy for physical activity in cancer survivors. Psychooncology 18 (4):405-411.
Courneya, K. S. (2009) Physical activity in cancer survivors: a field in motion.
Psychooncology 18 (4):337-342.
Christina Applegate, what are you smoking?! You're a cancer survivor!
Snyder, C. F.; Frick, K. D.; Peairs, K. S.; Kantsiper, M. E.; Herbert, R. J.; Blackford,
A. L.; Wolff, A. C.; Earle, C. C. (2009) Comparing Care for Breast Cancer Survivors
to Non-Cancer Controls: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study. Journal of General
Internal Medicine 24 (4):469-474
Rosedale, M. Survivor Loneliness of Women Following Breast Cancer. Oncology
Nursing Forum 36 (2):175-184.
Rehwaldt, M.; Wickham, R.; Purl, S.; Tariman, J.; Blendowski, C.; Shott, S.; Lappe,
M. (2009) Self-Care Strategies to Cope With Taste Changes After Chemotherapy.
Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (2):157.
Clayton, M.F.; Dudley, W.N. (2009) Patient-Centered Communication During
Oncology Follow-Up Visits for Breast Cancer Survivors: Content and Temporal
Structure. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (2):159.
Tan, T.; Brett, S.J.; Stokes, T.; Guideline Development Group. (2009) Guidelines:
Rehabilitation after critical illness: summary of NICE guidance. British Medical
Anon (2009) Embracing life to the full: The Living Well Centre provides support,
such as art sessions, counselling and complementary therapies, to meet cancer
survivors' long-term needs. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (2):12-15.
Berry, L. (2009) Survivors need support to adjust to life after diagnosis. Cancer
Nursing Practice 8 (2):3.
Anon. (2009) Providing appropriate information about the risk of recurrence of breast
cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (2):37-39
Anon (2009) The benefits of a nurse and dietician-led follow-up clinic in head and
neck cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (2):23-27.
Newsletter from the NHS Centre for Involvement (NCI)
Kreindler, S. A. (2009) Patient involvement and the politics of methodology
Canadian Public Administration 52 (1):113-124.
Maher, L.; Baxter, H. (2009) Working in partnership with service users.
British Journal of Health Care Management. 15 (4):172-175.
Milligan, J. (2009) The burden of choice: Some patients want the experts to decide.
Nursing Standard 23 (32):2.
Joining up-Involving people can be a joy not a chore, says Richard Wilson
Heldal,F.; Steinsbekk,A. (2009) Norwegian Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions of
Patient Knowledge and Involvement as Basis for Decision Making in Hematology.
Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (2):161.
Mauri,E.; Vegni,E.; Lozza,E.; Parker,P.A.; Moja,E.A. (2009) An exploratory study
on the Italian patients' preferences regarding how they would like to be told about
their cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. Epub ahead of print.
Thousands watch Goody's funeral
Cancer sufferers are facing poverty, says charity
'I’m confident that my mother had the best death possible'
Ensuring compassionate care
Actress Fawcett reassures fans
Actress Fawcett leaves hospital
Voices of Lung Cancer
Bullen,K.; Matthews,S.; Edwards,S.; Marke,V. (2009) Exploring men's experiences
of penile cancer surgery to improve rehabilitation. Nursing Times 105 (12):20-4.
Teno, J.M.; Lima, J.C.; Lyons, K.D. (2009) Cancer Patient Assessment and Reports
of Excellence: Reliability and Validity of Advanced Cancer Patient Perceptions of the
Quality of Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (10):1621-1626.
Health: 'I feel my brain is not my own'. After chemotherapy, patients can experience
huge cognitive problems.
For many, it's the last straw. Lucy Atkins reports
Bullen, K.; Matthews, S.; Edwards, S.; Marke, V. (2009) Exploring men's
experiences of penile cancer surgery to improve Rehabilitation. Nursing Times 105
Harrington, J.M.; Jones, E.G.; Badger, T. (2009) Body Image Perceptions in Men
With Prostate Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (2):167-174.
Happy talking-Giving people with learning disabilities a say in their hospital
treatment is helping transform services
Katz, A. (2009) Gay and Lesbian Patients With Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum
Donelle, L.; Hoffman-Goetz, L. Functional health literacy and cancer care
conversations in online forums for retired persons. Informatics for Health and Social
Care 34 (1):59-72.
On Monday, 6 April, 2009 Newsnight will broadcast a special programme on cancer.
We will be examining how effective cancer care is in the UK compared with the rest
of Europe, and look at the latest scientific breakthroughs that offer new hope to
sufferers. We will also be assessing how attitudes have changed to the disease with
the help of Woman's Hour's Jenni Murray. To help us we would like you to tell us, in
no more than one sentence, your reaction to the word cancer.
UK still behind on cancer targets
In Cancer, a Deeper Faith. New York Times editor Dana Jennings writes each week
about coping with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
Jayadevappa,R.; Chhatre,S.; Wein,A.J.; Malkowicz,S.B. (2009) Predictors of patient
reported outcomes and cost of care in younger men with newly diagnosed prostate
cancer. Prostate Epub ahead of print
Cause celeb: Landale on lymphoma
A Bond Shaped by Illness, but Not Defined by It
Mc Parland, N.A. Addressing the information needs of patients with prostate cancer:
A literature review. Journal of Radiotherapy In Practice 8 (1):23-34.
Palliative/End of Life Care
Dignitas defends assisted suicide
Morita, T.; Murata, H.; Kishi, E.; Miyashita, M.; Yamaguchi, T.; Uchitomi, Y.
(2009) Meaninglessness in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled
Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (4):649-658.
Call over support for the dying
Assisted suicide 'danger' claim
The One Show
Broadcaster and writer John Humphrys makes a poignant visit to his boyhood home,
and talks about his new book ‘The Welcome Visitor: Living well, dying well’ about
how we approach death.
My father deserved a better way to die
By turning a blind eye to those choosing assisted suicide abroad, we ignore the wishes
of many here.
The Welcome Visitor: by John Humphrys and Dr Sarah Jarvis: review
Dignitas prepares legal challenge over assisted suicide for healthy people
Anon (2009) In depth: palliative care 1: principles and end-of-life care. Nursing
Times 105 (13):14-16.
Friebert, S. (2009) Pain management for children with cancer at the end of life:
Beginning steps toward a standard of care. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 52 (7):749-
Lundstrom, S. Treating Cancer-Related Pain in Palliative Care. Journal of Pain and
Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy 23 (1):76-78.
George, R.; Craig, F. Palliative care for young people with cancer. Cancer Forum 33
Yoo, J. S.; Lee, J.; Chang, S. J. (2009) Family Experiences in End-of-Life Care: A
Literature Review. Asian Nursing Research 2 (4):223-234.
NHS under pressure for new cervical cancer test provision
Mutation 'sparks most melanoma'
Cancer screening could save 140 lives
The, L. (2009) Breast cancer on the night shift. Lancet 373 (9669):1054.
How infection may spark leukaemia
One 20-year-old a day diagnosed with dangerous skin cancer
Screening may bring end to cancer biopsies
‘Jade Goody effect’ increases waiting times for cervical cancer screening results
Paying a Price for Loving Red Meat
Women Who Keep Ovaries Live Longer
Paying a Price for Loving Red Meat
Walnuts may prevent breast cancer
Walnuts may lessen breast cancer risk
Overcooking meat linked to cancer
Cancer is ‘not bad luck but lifestyle’, says expert
Alsina, D. (2009)We must action to address the barriers to bowel screening. Nursing
Times 105 (12):11.
Fox, S. A.; Heritage, J.; Stockdale, S. E.; Asch, S. M.; Duan, N.; Reise, S. P. (2009)
Cancer screening adherence: Does physician-patient communication matter? Patient
Education and Counseling 75 (2):178-184.
'Wi-fi in schools may give children cancer'
Lack of breast cancer knowledge ‘alarming’
Women 'unaware' of breast cancer
Bracelet could 'warn' of sunburn
Alcohol flush 'shows cancer risk'
One speck of blood or tissue may be enough to diagnose cancer
DNA Test Outperforms Pap Smear
Anon. (2009) Same-sex relationships are no protection: Cervical screening
campaigns target lesbians to dispel the myth that only heterosexual women are at risk.
Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (2):10-11.
Patients with higher IQs are ‘better at caring for their long-term health
Jade effect 'will save thousands from cancer'
Cancer risk 'not changing habits'
Baby broccoli 'controls gut bug'
Women's 'binge tan' cancer risk
Anon (2009) Making good research useful: Another step on the journey. Australian
Journal of Rural Health 17 (2):69-70.
Carter, S. M.; Hooker, L. C.; Davey, H. M. (2009) Writing social determinants into
and out of cancer control: An assessment of policy practice. Social Science and
Medicine 68 (8):1448-1455.
Patel, K.J.; Dwamena, F. (20090 Impact of Collaborative Care Management of
Depression Among Patients With Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27
Rivera, H.R. (2009) Depression Symptoms in Cancer Caregivers. Clinical Journal of
Oncology Nursing 13 (2):195-204.
Potts, L. (2009) Pink Ribbons, Inc. Breast Cancer and the Politics if Philanthropy -
by King, S., Breast Cancer Genes and the Gendering of Knowledge. Science and
Citizenship in the Cultural Context of the `New' Genetics - by Gibbon, S., Building
Genetic Medicine.Breast Cancer Technology and the Comparative Politics of Health
Care - by Parthasarathy, S. and Breast Cancer and the Post-Surgical Body.
Recovering the Self - by Crompvoets, S. Sociology of Health and Illness 31 (3): 456-
Briatte, F. (2009) Cancer Activism. Gender, Media, and Public Policy - by
Kedrowski, K.M. and Sarow, M.S. Sociology of Health and Illness 31 (3): 458-459