Centre Current Awareness Bulletin July 2008
Battle over leukaemia figures returns to Scotland
Huge gap in world cancer survival
Cancer-Specific Products: An Unnecessary Balm?
In Cancer Battle, Do Appearances Deceive?
Statistical Publication Notice-24th June 2008
Cancer Incidence (2005)
The NHS isn't Ikea
Consumer-style choice in the NHS isn't working. What we need is a holistic attitude
to care, and a focus on the huge importance of staff morale
NHS spends £750m on drugs to treat lifestyle diseases: official figures
Right to Pay: NHS spurns gift of free cancer drug
Video links doctors with patients
Disabled 'face suffering in NHS'
Horton, R. 2008 The Darzi vision: quality, engagement, and professionalism.
LANCET 372 (9632) pp. 3-4
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Doctors facing 'five-year MOTs'
Making Darzi's vision a reality
Carballo, L. 2008 The Cancer Reform Strategy: Challenges for nursing.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING 12 (3) pp. 178-179
Topping up NHS cancer care with private drugs divides doctors
Future of the NHS in Scotland
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon. Speech to the British Medical Association (BMA)
July 8, 2008
English doctors hail Scottish vision of NHS
Is the Scottish NHS really the best?
Private firms face Scots GP block
'The government is bullying GPs'
NHS failing non-heterosexual women
Half of all patients fear free NHS set to end
Anon. 2008 The government has indicated it is prepared to unravel more than 20
years of guidance preventing patients from topping up NHS care. But some health
service leaders feel change could exacerbate health inequalities. HEALTH SERVICE
JOURNAL 6111 pp. 4-5
Wasted: The millions spent trying to boost Scottish healthcare
A very different world … for patients and doctors
Darzi reforms at risk unless health professionals re-learn how to work
Futures Debate-Globalisation. How will it affect the NHS?
Minister says GPs blocking choice
Minister accuses doctors of blocking NHS choice
NHS patients to get free healthcare throughout EU
(including treatment, supportive care and telemedicine)
Olson, K.; Hayduk, L.; Cree, M.; Cui, Y.; Quan, H.; Hanson, J.; Lawlor, P.; Strasser,
F. 2008 The changing causal foundations of cancer-related symptom clustering
during the final month of palliative care: A longitudinal study. BMC Medical
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The History of Breast Cancer-Breast Cancer Care
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Children and Adolescents with Cancer. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING VOL
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receiving treatment. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 63 (2) pp. 146-147
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A new drug offers advances in cancer treatment
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Steele, R.; Fitch, M.I. Supportive Care Needs of Women With Gynecologic Cancer.
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Eur J Cancer Care Jul 7-Epub ahead of print
Cancer expert: cost of NHS 'pill culture' too high
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Patients with a Clinical Decision Support System. STUDIES IN HEALTH
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function in cancer patients: how are they related? QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH
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Sawyer J, Wright FC, Moura SL, Maier BA, Fitch MI. 2008 Introducing a patient-
focused care map in colorectal surgery: a pilot qualitative study of patients' and
surgical oncology nurses' experiences. Can Oncol Nurs J. 18(1):25-33.
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Costly Cancer Drug Offers Hope, but Also a Dilemma
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Symptom Synergisms on Health-Related Quality of Life and Performance Status.
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M. Soledad Cepeda, C. Richard Chapman, Nelcy Miranda, Ricardo Sanchez, Carlos
H. Rodriguez, Andres E. Restrepo, Lina M. Ferrer, Rene A. Linares, Daniel B. Carr
2008 Emotional Disclosure Through Patient Narrative May Improve Pain and Well-
Being: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Patients with Cancer Pain
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 35 (6) pp 623-631
Christine Miaskowski, Steven M. Paul, Bruce A. Cooper, Kathryn Lee, Marylin
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Trajectories of Fatigue in Men with Prostate Cancer Before, During, and After
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Soo Hyun Kim, Byung Ho Son, Sook Yeon Hwang, Wonshik Han, Jung-Hyun Yang,
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Cancer Survivors: Prevalence, Correlates, and Association with Quality of Life
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 35 (6) pp 644-655
Linda L. Oakes, Doralina L. Anghelescu, Kelley B. Windsor, Patricia D. Barnhill
2008 An Institutional Quality Improvement Initiative for Pain Management for
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Anita Chakraborty, Richard Wells, Mary Doherty, Chau Huynh, Debbie Selby 2008
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Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Kazuki Sato, Kei Hirai, Yasuo Shima, Yosuke
Uchitomi Good Death Inventory: A Measure for Evaluating Good Death from the
Bereaved Family Member's Perspective. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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Toru Okuyama, Tatsuo Akechi, Yasuo Shima, Yuriko Sugahara, Hitoshi Okamura,
Takashi Hosaka, Toshiaki A. Furukawa, Yosuke Uchitomi 2008 Factors Correlated
with Fatigue in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of
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Pi-Hua Chang, Yeur-Hur Lai, Shiow-Ching Shun, Lih-Ying Lin, Mei-Ling Chen,
Youngsen Yang, Jen-Chen Tsai, Guey-Shiun Huang, Sue-Yueh Cheng 2008 Effects
of a Walking Intervention on Fatigue-Related Experiences of Hospitalized Acute
Myelogenous Leukemia Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Randomized
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Margot E. Kurtz, Jay C. Kurtz, Charles W. Given, Barbara A. Given 2008 Patient
Optimism and Mastery—Do They Play a Role in Cancer Patients' Management of
Pain and Fatigue? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 35 (6) pp1-10
Jane L. Phillips, Patricia M. Davidson, Phillip J. Newton, Michelle DiGiacomo
Supporting Patients and Their Caregivers After-Hours at the End of Life: The Role of
Telephone Support Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 35 (6) pp11-21
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intensive chemotherapy regimens in patients with advanced gastric cancer. European
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Long Term Conditions
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Anon. 2008 Cancer survivorship: how far have we come? ANNALS OF
ONCOLOGY 19 (SUPP/5) pp. 25-32
CLINICAL ONCOLOGY -BERLIN- ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS-
VOL 20; NUMBER 6 (2008) pp. 479-487 Survivorship, Late Effects and Cancer of
the Cervix Maher, E. J.; Denton, A.
Dixon, J.M.; Montgomery, D. 2008 Follow-up after breast cancer. BRITISH
MEDICAL JOURNAL 7636 pp107-108
Leigh, S.A The Changing Legacy of Cancer: Issues of Long-Term Survivorship.
NURSING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA 43 (2) pp. 243-258
Book Review- Lemieux, J. 2008 Questions and Answers for Women Living with
Cancer: A Practical Guide for Survivorship. Written by Michael L. Krychman. Jones
and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA, 2007. 261 pp. Price: $18.95 (US), 12.99 (UK). ISBN
0763739243 PSYCHOONCOLOGY 17 (6) pp626-626
Amir, Z.; Neary, D.; Luker, K. 2008 Cancer survivors' views of work 3 years post
diagnosis: A UK perspective. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING
12 (3) pp190-197
Bloom, J. R. 2008 Improving the health and well-being of cancer survivors: past as
prologue. PSYCHOONCOLOGY 17 (6) pp. 525-532
Hilton, S.; Hunt, K.; Emslie, C.; Salinas, M.; Ziebland, S. 2008 Have men been
overlooked? A comparison of young men and womens experiences of chemotherapy-
induced alopecia. PSYCHOONCOLOGY 17 (6) pp. 577-583
Yang, L.; Klint, A.; Lambe, M.; Bellocco, R.; Riman, T.; Bergfeldt, K.; Persson, I.;
Weiderpass, E. 2008 Predictors of ovarian cancer survival: A population-based
prospective study in Sweden. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER 123 (3)
Kim, S.; Bae, J. M.; Kim, Y. W.; Ryu, K. W.; Lee, J. H.; Noh, J. H.; Sohn, T. S.;
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care among stomach cancer patients at a median follow-up time of 27 months from
diagnosis. SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER 16 (7) pp. 831-839
Cancer victims' survival rate doubles in the last 60 years
McCarthy, M.; Datta, P.; Khachatryan, A.; Coleman, M.P.; Rachet, B. Would
compliance with cancer care standards improve survival for breast, colorectal and
lung cancers? JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 62 (7)
Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Greenberg M, Greenberg C, Spiegler B. 2008 I'll show
them: the social construction of (in)competence in survivors of childhood brain
tumors. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2008 25 (3) pp64-74.
Families, Children and Relationships
Fit to eat: food for children with cancer. Guidelines for hospitals
Find your Sense of Tumour: The National Conference for Teenagers and young
Adults with Cancer Website
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ethnic differences in cancer patients' needs for help: An Internet survey.
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New Deal for Carers: Task Force reports
Baxter, S.; Bradley, P. Reversing the trend: learning disability outcomes in cancer
care. LEARNING DISABILITY PRACTICE 11 (6) pp. 22-29
NHS criticised over people with learning disability
Independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities
Hoga, L.A.K.; Mello, D.S.; Dias, A.F. 2008 Psychosocial Perspectives of the Partners
of Breast Cancer Patients Treated With a Mastectomy: An Analysis of Personal
Narratives. CANCER NURSING 31 (4) pp. 318-325
Ruggiero, A.; Attinà, G.; Haber, M.; Coccia, P.; Lazzareschi, I.; Riccardi,
R.Assessment of chemotherapy-induced anemia in children with cancer. CENTRAL
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 3 (3) pp. 341-345
Powell, P.; Holmes, C. Letter to the Editor: Single Parents of Children with Chronic
Illness: An Understudied Phenomenon. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY
33 (7) pp. 797-798
De Graves, S.; Aranda, S. 2008 Living With Hope and Fear-The Uncertainty of
Childhood Cancer After Relapse. CANCER NURSING 31 (4) pp. 292-301
Burki, T. 2008 Mummys Lump. LANCET ONCOLOGY 9 (70 pp. 619-620
Oxtoby, K. 2008 How to make children the expert patients. NURSING TIMES
104 (12) pp. 16-18
Duric, V. M.; Butow, P. N.; Sharpe, L.; Heritier, S.; Boyle, F.; Beith, J.; Wilcken, N.
R.; Coates, A. S.; Simes, R. J.; Stockler, M. R. 2008 Comparing patients' and their
partners' preferences for adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer. PATIENT
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Horstman, M.; Aldiss, S.; Richardson, A.; Gibson, F.2008 Methodological Issues
When Using the Draw and Write Technique With Children Aged 6 to 12 Years.
QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH 18 (7) pp. 1001-1011
Cornwall, A.; Moore, S.; Plant, H. Embracing technology: Patients', family members'
and nurse specialists' experience of communicating using e-mail. EUROPEAN
JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING 12 (3) pp. 198-208
Matziou, V.; Perdikaris, P.; Feloni, D.; Moshovi, M.; Tsoumakas, K.; Merkouris, A.
2008 Cancer in childhood: Children’s and parents' aspects for quality of life.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING 12 (3) pp. 209-216
Cotrim, H.; Pereira, G. 2008 Impact of colorectal cancer on patient and family:
Implications for care. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING
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Sherwood, P. R.; Donovan, H. S.; Given, C. W.; Lu, X.; Given, B. A.; Hricik, A.;
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Bevan, J. L.; Pecchioni, L. L. Understanding the impact of family caregiver cancer
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Zarubi, K.L.; Reiley, P.; McCarter Putting Patients and Families at the Center of
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Bergelt, C.; Koch, U.; Petersen, C. 2008 Quality of life in partners of patients with
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S. J.; Gerstle, M.; Montague, E. Q. 2008 Repressive Adaptive Style and Self-
Reported Psychological Functioning in Adolescent Cancer Survivors Erickson.
CHILD PSYCHIATRY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 39 (3) pp. 247-260
Cancer patients' fertility hope
Jacobsen,P.B.; Jim,H.S. 2008 Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety and Depression
in Adult Cancer Patients: Achievements and Challenges. CA: Cancer Journal for
Clinicians 58 pp. 214-230
Steginga, S. K.; Ferguson, M.; Clutton, S.; Gardiner, R. A.; Nicol, D. 2008 Early
decision and psychosocial support intervention for men with localised prostate cancer:
an integrated approach. SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER 16 (7) pp. 821-829
MARTENSSON, G.; CARLSSON, M.; LAMPIC, C. 2008 Do nurses and cancer
patients agree on cancer patients' coping resources, emotional distress and quality of
life? EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE 17 (4) pp. 350-360
ZWINGMANN, C.; MULLER, C.; KORBER, J.; MURKEN, S. 2008 Religious
commitment, religious coping and anxiety: a study in German patients with breast
cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE 17 (4) 2008 pp. 361-370
Mystakidou, K.; Tsilika, E.; Parpa, E.; Galanos, A.; Vlahos, L. 2008 Screening for
Preparatory Grief in Advanced Cancer Patients. CANCER NURSING 31 (4) pp.
Herschbach, P.; Book, K.; Brandl, T.; Keller, M.; Lindena, G.; Neuwohner, K.;
Marten-Mittag, B Psychological distress in cancer patients assessed with an expert
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Rodin, G. 2008 Treatment of depression in patients with cancer. LANCET
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CANCER NURSING PRACTICE 7 (6) pp. 25-28
Gessler, S.; Low, J.; Daniells, E.; Williams, R.; Brough, V.; Tookman, A.; Jones, L.
2008 Screening for distress in cancer patients: is the distress thermometer a valid
measure in the UK and does it measure change over time? A prospective validation
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Schroevers M, Kraaij V, Garnefski N. 2008 How do cancer patients manage
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Hoga LA, Mello DS, Dias AF. 2008 Psychosocial Perspectives of the Partners of
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Liao MN, Chen MF, Chen SC, Chen PL. 2008 Uncertainty and Anxiety During the
Diagnostic Period for Women With Suspected Breast Cancer. Cancer Nursing 31(4)
Maeda T, Kurihara H, Morishima I, Munakata T. 2008 The Effect of Psychological
Intervention on Personality Change, Coping, and Psychological Distress of Japanese
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Older people and well being
Botsis,T. and Hartvigsen,G. 2008 Current status and future perspectives in telecare for
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Knowledge Transfer-Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)
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systematic reviews: Knowledge transfer for policy and practice. JOURNAL OF
CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 28 (2) pp. 67-72
Clark, M. 2008 Book Review-Using Evidence: How Research Can Inform Public
Services - By Sandra M. Nutley, Isabel Walter and Huw T. O. Davies. HEALTH
AND SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY 16 (4) pp. 439-440
Phusavat, K.; Kess, P. 2008 Roadmap for knowledge sharing and transfer: sustaining
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Wyatt, K.; Carter, M.; Mahtani, V.; Barnard, A.; Hawton, A.; Britten, N. The impact
of consumer involvement in research: an evaluation of consumer involvement in the
London Primary Care Studies Programme. FAMILY PRACTICE 25 (3) pp. 154-161
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Cancer 'ambassadors' Senedd lobby
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"prompt list" empower cancer patients to ask relevant questions? CANCER 113 (2)
Callahan,D. 2008 Consumer-directed health care: promise or puffery? Health
Economics, Policy and Law. 3 (3) p301-311
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Engagement analysis: NHS next stage review. What we heard from the 'Our NHS, our
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"personal meaning in patient care". PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING
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Finset, A. 2008 Person centered healthcare-Do we see any progress? PATIENT
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Hudak, P.L.; Frankel, R.M.; Braddock, C.; Nisenbaum, R.; Luca, P.; McKeever, C.;
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Bill incorporates recommendations for Care Quality Commission to involve patients
and users. Health and Social Care Bill
HealthSpace site lets patients manage medical records online
Policy Brief. Where are the patients in decision-making about their own care?
Who’s accountable for health?-LGA Health Commission-final report
A CONSULTATION ON THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE REGISTRATION OF
HEALTH AND ADULT SOCIAL CARE PROVIDERS
‘While we welcome the framework, we strongly recommend that regulation should
focus on outcomes for service users instead of service provider outputs’.
"Emotional" writing may help ease cancer pain
Conductor tells of his battle with brain tumour
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SIEKKINEN, M.; LAIHO, R.; RUOTSALAINEN, E.; KATAJISTO, J.;
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A. E.; Usher, K. Going the distance-Experiences of women with gynaecological
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Fu, M. R.; Xu, B.; Liu, Y.; Haber, J. `Making the best of it': Chinese women's
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ADVANCED NURSING 63 (2) pp.155-165
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of emotion by advanced cancer patients during outpatient visits. SUPPORTIVE
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Semple, C. J.; Dunwoody, L.; George Kernohan, W.; McCaughan, E.; Sullivan, K.
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head and neck cancer. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 63 (1) pp. 85-93
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JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 63 (1) pp. 1-1
Point of Care - improving patients’ experience
Ziebland S, Herxheimer A. 2008 How patients' experiences contribute to decision
making: illustrations from DIPEx (personal experiences of health and illness).
J Nurs Manag 16 (4) pp 433-9.
Stuber, J.; Meyer, I.; Link, B. 2008 Stigma, prejudice, discrimination and health.
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Scenes from cancer's theatre of the absurd-Book Review
Harcourt, D.; Frith, H. Women's Experiences of an Altered Appearance during
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Private drug helps cancer man left to die
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Cancer Patients Treated With a Mastectomy: An Analysis of Personal Narratives.
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Bingley, A.F.; Thomas, C.; Brown, J.; Reeve, J.; Payne, S. Developing narrative
research in supportive and palliative care: the focus on illness narratives.
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G.; Treston, P. General practitioners' experiences of the psychological aspects in the
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Risk and Prevention
US cancer boss in mobiles warning
Your DNA's in the post
A Lifesaving Tool Against Cervical Cancer Remains Underused
Introduction of HPV vaccination into the national immunisation programme:
vaccination of 17- to 18-year-old young women in 2008/09
Blood test could be cancer 'crystal ball'
Breast awareness is best-Women are getting mixed messages about breast cancer. We
need to highlight the importance of self-examination, says Samia al Qadhi
Breast self-examination 'unhelpful'. Value of rigorous checking in doubt as study
finds it does nothing to reduce cancer death rates
Dispatches-The Jab That Can Stop Cancer
Monday 28 Jul 08, 20:00 (60 mins)-Channel 4
Flagship current affairs programme covering groundbreaking reports that often set the
news agenda. In the next few weeks every girl aged 12 to 13 in Britain will be
offered a vaccination to help protect them against cervical cancer. While many hail
the vaccine as a medical miracle, it has also provoked controversy. Journalist Jane
Moore, who has two daughters, explores the issues involved
Skin cancer fear 'may harm bones'
More girls offered cervical cancer vaccine
Drugs: Decision on cervical cancer vaccine is false economy, say health groups
Gardasil: a cancer jab I don’t regret
Girls of 12-18 will soon be offered a controversial cervical cancer vaccination. Should
parents welcome it?
Screening for Cancer in Elderly Fuels Fight
Red wine could help prevent breast cancer
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leaflets meet the HPV information needs of women? PATIENT EDUCATION AND
COUNSELING 72(1) pp. 78-87
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