Cancer Care Research Centre Current Awareness Bulletin
Herceptin drug battle woman dies
Genetic Tests May Reveal Source of Mystery Tumors
Success for cancer charity
Enzyme behind cancer spread found
Stem cells may repair breast cancer damage
Beyond Cancer 2009 Conference
Cancer Research UK - Scotland Against Cancer Conference 2009
Cancer pain drug deals approved
Cassidy, J. (2009) Jade, class, and cervical cancer. British Medical Journal
Row over impact of cancer policy
Cancer equipment funds announced
NHS should not penalise patients accessing private healthcare’
Investigation reveals appalling neglect by NHS of people with learning disabilities
Learning disabled 'failed by NHS'
NHS targets to 'reduce waiting'
'Sorry' is still the hardest word
Prostate cancer sufferers 'neglected' by NHS
Huge rise in private care of NHS patients
Bid to redress ‘neglect’ of prostate cancer
Drop prescription charge says BMA
Patient risk over NHS transfers
Doctors urge government to abolish prescription charges
UK trails in European cancer cure survey
UK lagging on cancer care success
Francisci,S. et al. Riccardo Capocaccia, Enrico Grande, Mariano Santaquilani,
Arianna Simonetti, Claudia Allemani, Gemma Gatta, Milena Sant, Giulia Zigon,
Freddie Bray, Maryska Janssen-Heijnen and the EUROCARE-4 Working
Hawkins,R.and Grunberg,S. (2009) Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting:
Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes. Clinical Journal of
Oncology Nursing 13 (1): 54-64
Fitch, M.I.; Armstrong, J.; Tsang, S. (2009) Patients' experiences with cognitive
changes after chemotherapy. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal 18 (4):180-185.
Griffin, T. (2009) Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy. Lancet Oncology
10 (3): 219.
Mehlsen, M.; Pedersen, A. D.; Jensen, A. B.; Zachariae, R. (2009) No indications of
cognitive side-effects in a prospective study of breast cancer patients receiving
adjuvant chemotherapy. 18 (3): 248-257
Assimakopoulos, K.; Karaivazoglou, K.; Ifanti, A. A.; Gerolymos, M. K.; Kalofonos,
H. P.; Iconomou, G. (2009)Religiosity and its relation to quality of life in Christian
Orthodox cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Psychooncology 18 (3): 284-
Thousands 'left in pain' due to shortage of specialist clinics
More Answers About Prostate Health
Drug that boosts chemotherapy offers new hope for skin cancer sufferers
Nano-treatment to torpedo cancer
Cancer drug approved by NHS after price cut
Berry, J.; Bumpers, K.; Ogunlade, V.; Glover, R.; Davis, S.; Counts-Spriggs, M.;
Kauh, J.; Flowers, C. (2009) Examining Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Care
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1): 59-83.
Hulvat, M.C.; Hansen, N.M.; Jeruss, J.S. (2009) Multidisciplinary Care for Patients
with Breast Cancer. Surgical Clinics of North America 89 (1): 133-176.
Barton, D.P.J.; Pomel, C. (2009) Quality control in the surgical management of
ovarian cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer 45 (4): 502-504.
Cancer drug 'fuels tumour growth'
Long Term Conditions/Survivorship
AAP Section on Hematology/Oncology, Childrens Oncology Group Long-term
Follow-up Care for Pediatric Cancer Survivors. Pediatrics 123 (3): 906-916.
Kernan, W. D.; Lepore, S. J. (2009) Searching for and making meaning after breast
cancer: Prevalence, patterns, and negative affect. Social Science and Medicine 68 (6):
Peuckmann, V.; Ekholm, O.; Sjogren, P.; Rasmussen, N.K.; Christiansen, P.; Moller,
S.; Groenvold, M. (2009) Health care utilisation and characteristics of long-term
breast cancer survivors: Nationwide survey in Denmark European Journal of
Cancer 45 (4): 625-633.
Dunn, J.; Campbell, M.; Penn, D.; Dwyer, M.; Chambers, S.K. (2009) Amazon Heart:
An Exploration of the Role of Challenge Events in Personal Growth After Breast
Cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1): 119-135.
Paskett, E.; Herndon, J.; Donohue, K.; Naughton, M.; Grubbs, S.; Pavy, M.; Hensley,
M.; Stark, N.; Kornblith, A.; Bittoni, M. (2009) Health-related quality of life in long-
term breast cancer survivors. Cancer 115 (5): 1109-1120.
Mao, J.J.; Bowman, M.A.; Stricker, C.T.; DeMichele, A.; Jacobs, L.; Chan, D.;
Armstrong, K. (2009) Delivery of Survivorship Care by Primary Care Physicians: The
Perspective of Breast Cancer Patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (6): 933-938.
Rabin, C.; Pinto, B.; Dunsiger, S.; Nash, J.; Trask, P.
Exercise and relaxation intervention for breast cancer survivors: feasibility,
acceptability and effects. Psychooncology 18 (3): 258-266.
Bellizzi, K.M.; Rowland, J.H.; Arora, N.K.; Hamilton, A.S.; Miller, M.F.; Aziz, N.M.
(2009) Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adult Survivors of Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (6): 960-966.
Feuerstein,M. (2009) Quality health care for cancer survivors: A survivor’s
perspective. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 3 (1): 1-3.
Shapiro,C.L. et al. (2009) The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence
Network. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 3 (1):4-11.
McBean,A.M. (2009) Screening mammography rate and predictors following
treatment for colorectal cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 3 (1): 12-20.
Findley,P.A. and Sambamoorthi.A. (2009) Preventive health services and lifestyle
practices in cancer survivors: a population health investigation. Journal of Cancer
Survivorship 3 (1): 43-58.
Syse,A. and Bergva Aas,G. (2009) Marriage after cancer in older adulthood Journal
of Cancer Survivorship 3 (1): 66-71.
Sheppard, C.; Higgins, B.; Wise, M.; Yiangou, C.; Dubois, D.; Kilburn, S. (2009)
Breast cancer follow up: A randomised controlled trial comparing point of need
access versus routine 6-monthly clinical review. European Journal of Oncology
Nursing 13 (1): 2-8.
Angela GEM De Boer, Taina Taskila, Anneli Ojajarvi, Frank JH van Dijk, Jos H
Verbeek: Cancer Survivors and Unemployment –A Meta-analyses and Meta-
regression. JAMA 2009, 7:301, 753-762.
Vivar, C. G.; Canga, N.; Canga, A. D.; Arantzamendi, M. The psychosocial impact of
recurrence on cancer survivors and family members: a narrative review. Journal of
Advanced Nursing 65 (4): 724-736.
Senior,K. Disparities in cancer survival and cancer care across Europe. Lancet
Oncology. 10 (3): 214-215.
Families, Children and Relationships
Anon (2009) Be honest with children: Chronically ill young patients need to know
what is happening. Nursing Standard 23 (25) pp. 20-22.
'How I cope living with cancer'
Emslie, C.; Browne, S.; MacLeod, U.; Rozmovits, L.; Mitchell, E.; Ziebland, S.
(2009) `Getting through' not `going under': A qualitative study of gender and spousal
support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer. Social Science and Medicine 68 (6):
Tsai, M. H.; Huang, Y. S.; Yang, C. P. (2009) Psychosocial adjustment and
assessment of healthy-related quality of life on children with newly diagnosed cancer
and their family-P03-272. European Psychiatry 24 (SUPP/1): S1271.
Dehlin, L.; Martensson, L. (2009) Adolescents' experiences of a parent's serious
illness and death. Palliative and Supportive Care 7 (1): 13-26.
Montel, S.; Laurence, V.; Copel, L.; Pacquement, H.; Flahault, C. (2009) Place of
death of adolescents and young adults with cancer: First study in a French population.
Palliative and Supportive Care 7 (1): 27-36.
Jackson, A.C.; Enderby, K.; O Toole, M.; Thomas, S.A.; Ashley, D.; Rosenfeld, J.V.;
Simos, E.; Tokatlian, N.; Gedye, R. (2009) The Role of Social Support in Families
Coping with Childhood Brain Tumor. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1): 1-
Garofalo, J.P.; Soliday, E.; Cole, B.; Dawson, E.; Henderson, B.N. (2009) Impact of a
Breast Cancer Diagnosis on Adult Children's Cognitive and Emotional Coherence.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1): 25-41.
Brusilovskiy, E.; Mitstifer, M.; Salzer, M.S. (2009) Perceived Partner Adaptation and
Psychosocial Outcomes for Newly Diagnosed Stage I and Stage II Breast Cancer
Patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1):42-58.
Ruland, C. M.; Hamilton, G. A.; Schjodt-Osmo, B. (2009) The Complexity of
Symptoms and Problems Experienced in Children with Cancer: A Review of the
Literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (3): 403-418.
Morgan, M.A. Considering the Patient-Partner Relationship in Cancer Care: Coping
Strategies for Couples. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 13 (1): 65-72.
Baucom,D H.; Porter,L.S.; Kirby,J. S.; Gremore,T.M.; Wiesenthal,N.; Aldridge,W.;
Fredman,S.J.; Stanton,S.E.; Scott,J.L.; Halford,K.W. (2009) A couple-based
intervention for female breast cancer. Psychooncology 18 (3): 276-283
Fletcher, B. A.; Schumacher, K. L.; Dodd, M.; Paul, S. M.; Cooper, B. A.; Lee, K.;
West, C.; Aouizerat, B. E.; Swift, P. S.; Wara, W. (2009) Trajectories of fatigue in
family caregivers of patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Research In Nursing and Health 32 (2): 125-139.
Cancer boy given truancy warning
BBC's Newsround to broadcast bereavement special
Fernandez, C.V.; Gao, J.; Strahlendorf, C.; Moghrabi, A.; Pentz, R.D.; Barfield, R.C.;
Baker, J.N.; Santor, D.; Weijer, C.; Kodish, E. (2009) Providing Research Results to
Participants: Attitudes and Needs of Adolescents and Parents of Children With
Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (6): 878-883.
Duffy, C.; Allen, S. (2009) Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Fertility After
Cancer. Cancer Journal 15 (1): 27-33.
Latini, D.M.; Hart, S.L.; Coon, D.W.; Knight, S.J. (2009) Sexual Rehabilitation After
Localized Prostate Cancer: Current Interventions and Future Directions. Cancer
Journal 15 (1): 34-40
Katz, A. (2009) Interventions for Sexuality After Pelvic Radiation Therapy and
Gynecological Cancer. Cancer Journal 15 (1):45-47.
Scott, J.L.; Kayser, K. (2009) A Review of Couple-Based Interventions for Enhancing
Women's Sexual Adjustment and Body Image After Cancer. Cancer Journal 15 (1):
Boehmer, U.; Potter, J.; Bowen, D.J. (2009) Sexual Functioning After Cancer in
Sexual Minority Women. Cancer Journal 15 (1):65-69.
Andersen, B.L. (2009) In Sickness and in Health: Maintaining Intimacy After Breast
Cancer Recurrence. Cancer Journal 15 (1): 70-73.
Park, E.R.; Norris, R.L.; Bober, S.L. (2009) Sexual Health Communication During
Cancer Care: Barriers and Recommendations. Cancer Journal 15 (1): 74-77.
'Mommy's Going to Die': Helping Kids Cope
Bereavement Experts Say There Are Some Good and Bad Ways to Explain Death to
Improving services for children in hospital
Cantrell, M.A.; Conte, T.M.Between Being Cured and Being Healed: The Paradox of
Childhood Cancer Survivorship. Qualitative Health Research 19 (3): 312-322.
Hung, Y.-L.; Chen, J.-Y. (2009) Exploration of Social Support Available to Mothers
of Children With Cancer, Their Health Status, and Other Factors Related to Their
Family Function. Journal of Nursing 55 (6): 47-57.
Katz A. (2009) Gay and lesbian patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum 36
No Single Path for Cancer Care in Elderly
Posma, E. R.; van Weert, J. C.; Jansen, J.; Bensing, J. M. (2009) Older cancer
patients' information and support needs surrounding treatment: An evaluation through
the eyes of patients, relatives and professionals. BMC Nursing 8: 1
Feilchenfeldt, J.; Shah, M.A. (2009) How Should We Care for Elderly Cancer
Patients? Oncology 23 (2) pp. 168-172
Involvement and Engagement
INVOLVE newsletter, March 2009
NCI Newsletter-issue 15
Working Together. Public services on your side.
Frampton, S.B. (2009) Creating a Patient-Centered System. American Journal of
Nursing 109 (3): 30-36.
Elit,L.; Charles,C.; Dimitry,S.; Tedford-Gold,S.; Gafni,A.; Gold,I. and Whelan,T.
(2009) It's a choice to move forward: women's perceptions about treatment decision
making in recurrent ovarian cancer. Psychooncology [Epub ahead of print].
Macdonald,W.; Kontopantelis,E.; Bower,P.; Kennedy,A.; Rogers,A.; Reeves,D.
(2009) What makes a successful volunteer Expert Patients Programme tutor? Factors
predicting satisfaction, productivity and intention to continue tutoring of a new public
health workforce in the United Kingdom. Patient Education and Counseling 75 (1):
Rouf, E.; Chumley, H.; Dobbie, A. (2009) Patient-centered interviewing and student
performance in a comprehensive clinical skills examination: Is there an association?
Patient Education and Counseling 75 (1): 11-15.
Edwards, M.; Davies, M.; Edwards, A. (2009) What are the external influences on
information exchange and shared decision-making in healthcare consultations: A
meta-synthesis of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling 75 (1): 37-52.
Promoting choice and public engagement via NHS choices
O Brien, M.A.; Whelan, T.J.; Villasis-Keever, M.; Gafni, A.; Charles, C.; Roberts, R.;
Schiff, S.; Cai, W. (2009) Are Cancer-Related Decision Aids Effective? A Systematic
Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (6): 974-985.
Barthow, C.; Moss, C.; McKinlay, E.; McCullough, L.; Wise, D. (2009) To be
involved or not: Factors that influence nurses' involvement in providing treatment
decisional support in advanced cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing
13 (1): 22-28.
Beaver, K.; Campbell, M.; Craven, O.; Jones, D.; Luker, K. A.; Susnerwala, S. S.
(2009) Colorectal cancer patients' attitudes towards involvement in decision making.
Health Expectations 12 (1): 27-37.
Litva, A.; Canvin, K.; Shepherd, M.; Jacoby, A.; Gabbay, M. (2009) Lay perceptions
of the desired role and type of user involvement in clinical governance. Health
Expectations 12 (1): 81-91
Entwistle, V. A. (2009) Public involvement in health service governance and
development: questions of potential for influence. Health Expectations 12 (1): 1-3
Sjolander, C.T. (2009) Personal reflections on love, death and suffering: My narrative
of the final days of my husband's life. Palliative and Supportive Care 7 (1): 121-131.
Transgender experiences: information and support
Sinding,C. and Wiernikowski,J. (2009) Disruption foreclosed: older women's cancer
narratives. Health 12 (3): 389-411.
Anon. (2009) Plans for patient feedback criticised. BMJ 7696: 679.
To Confront Cancer, a New Hairstyle
Wendy Richard to tell you the truth
When actress Wendy Richard was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in January
2008, she decided she wanted to make a film to help other people in a similar
situation. This film follows Wendy and husband John through one of the most
difficult times in their lives, yet it reveals the dignity and stoicism that she
maintained throughout. Her husband John explains why Wendy would still want
it to be broadcast even though she sadly lost her battle with cancer on February
26th this year.
Cancer news via lawyer's letter
Girl’s Future Depends On Strangers
With a Buzz Cut, I Can Take on Anything. Getting a buzz cut helps a patient mentally
prepare for war with prostate cancer.
Improving the Patient Experience of Inpatient Care
Cancer battle coach in swim bid
I had no idea men could get breast cancer
The View at 50: He Can Be Serious. John McEnroe is using his 50th birthday to
challenge men to make prostate health awareness a priority.
Sommer, L.; Sommer, D. D.; Goldstein, D. P.; Irish, J. C. (2009) Patient perception of
risk factors in head and neck cancer. Head and Neck 31 (3) pp. 355-360
Walton,L.M.; Reeve,J.; Brown,P.M.; Farquhar,C.M. (2009) Gynaecologic cancer
patients' needs and experiences of supportive health services in New Zealand.
Psychooncology. Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print].
Living on Cancer Time
Bonvicini,K.A.; Perlin,M J.; Bylund,C.L.; Carroll,G.; Rouse,R.A.; Goldstein,M.G.
(2009) Impact of communication training on physician expression of empathy in
patient encounters. Patient Education and Counseling 75 (1): 3-10
Compensation for lung cancer man
Monkee Peter Tork has rare cancer
Halpin, M.; Phillips, M.; Oliffe, J. L. (2009) Prostate cancer stories in the Canadian
print media: representations of illness, disease and masculinities. Sociology of Health
and Illness 31 (2) pp. 155-169.
Chip shop stranger spots cancer
Skin cancer man thanks 'stranger'
Is my chemo working? Scans may give faster answer
Time Is a Trickster When Cancer Runs the Clock
Shaw, A.; Ibrahim, S.; Reid, F.; Ussher, M.; Rowlands, G. (2009) Patients'
perspectives of the doctor-patient relationship and information giving across a range
of literacy levels. Patient Education and Counseling. 75 (1): 114-120.
Goody in hospital for operation
Jade awaits cancer op results
Learning lessons from Jade's cancer fight
Jade Goody and her children christened in hospital ceremony
Jade Goody's story 'could be made into a Hollywood film'
Jade Goody 'going blind' as cancer takes hold
Jade Goody: 'I'm dying... but happy' says cancer-stricken reality TV star
Reality star Goody returns home
Jade Goody's plight sparks increase in number screened for cancer
Goody 'too ill' for Shilpa visit
Cancer victim Jade Goody prepares her own funeral
Jade cancer diary planned
Goody family supports OK! tribute
Jade's sons make Mother's Day cards
Flowers and support make Jade smile
Reality TV star Jade Goody dies
Jade Goody loses her battle with cancer
MPs and celebrities pay tribute to Jade Goody
Cancer charity boss praises Jade's 'brave battle'
Obituary: Jade Goody
PM leads tributes to Jade Goody
Britain gazed in mirror and saw a little of itself reflected as Jade Goody
Jade Goody: celebrity's fatal illness changed cervical cancer attitudes
Tributes pour in for Jade Goody after reality star dies from cancer, aged 27
Charity leader: 'Jade helped UK talk about cancer'
End of life/Palliative Care
British husband and wife helped to die at Swiss clinic
Pair die together at Swiss clinic
Spichiger, E. Being in the hospital: An interpretive phenomenological study of
terminally ill cancer patients' experiences. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 13
Martin-Moreno, J.M.; Centeno, C. Bringing palliative care on to the European
agenda. European Journal of Palliative Care 16 (2): 57
Bruera, E.; Penrod, J.; Morrison, R.S.; Meier, D.E.; Zimmermann, C.; Tannock, I.F.;
Rodin, G. (2009) Studying the Effectiveness of Palliative Care Journal-American
Medical Association 300 (9): 1022-1023.
Doctors rarely help terminally-ill patients to die, survey reveals
Davies,A.N.; Dickman,A; Reid,C.; Stevens,A.M.; Zeppetella,G. (2009) The
management of cancer-related breakthrough pain: Recommendations of a task group
of the Science Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain
and Ireland Davies. European Journal of Pain 13 (4):331-338.
Hewitt seeking suicide law change
Voices Elizabeth Anionwu finds a positive side to recent media coverage of terminal
illness. Nursing Standard 23 (27): 24.
Lifestyle Behavior, Risk and Prevention
The Jade Goody effect on screening
Calls to lower smear test age following Jade Goody's battle with cervical cancer
Review of cervical cancer screening following Jade Goody case
'Goody effect' forces ministers to review cancer screening policy
Doctor's Diary: 'Goody Effect'
Smear test age 'to be reviewed'
Lesbian cancer screening concern
Alcohol price hike plans for Scotland revealed
Bowel cancer screening
'High uptake' for cancer vaccine
Porton Down 'not death sentence'
More than skin deep. Q. My mother used to tell me that the white stuff sticking to
orange segments was good for me. Is it?
Benefits of Mammogram Under Debate in Britain
Steaming hot tea linked to cancer
Tea cancer link ‘is no cause for alarm’
Universal over-40s health checks
Drinkers’ Red Face May Signal Cancer Risk
Death link to too much red meat
Extra Vitamin E: No Benefit, Maybe Harm
Prostate cancer kills 1,000 Scots a year, yet most have no idea where the prostate is or
what it does
Blushing Drinkers at Risk for Esophageal Cancer
The Prostate Cancer Muddle
Questions About the Prostate Test
Prostate screening to be reviewed
Prostate Test Found to Save Few Lives
Prostate cancer screening could cut deaths by 20%
Night shifts spark cancer pay-out
Breast cancer patients get landmark payout
More girls to receive cancer jab
Chinese food fights breast cancer
Vegetarians 'get fewer cancers'
Anon. (2009) Breast screening: the facts-or maybe not: Peter Gotzsche and
colleagues argue that women are still not given enough, or correct, information about
the harms of screening. British Medical Journal 7692: 446-448.
Trials offer ovarian cancer hope
Screening Can Detect Early Ovarian Cancer
Screening may hold the key to beating ovarian cancer
Recession thwarts healthy efforts
How Risky Is That Drink?
Jefferies, H. (2009) Women must be given better cancer screening advice Balanced,
accurate information is essential to ensure that the benefits of screening outweigh its
risks. Nursing Times 105 (8): 13.
Carpenters 'face asbestos death'
Men in their 50s can add two years to their life with exercise regime, says study
Wine May Lower the Risk of a Rare Esophageal Cancer
Pincus,H.A.; Patel, S.R. (2009) Barriers to the Delivery of Psychosocial Care for
Cancer Patients: Bridging Mind and Body. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (5): 661-
Boonzaier, A.; Schubach, K.; Troup, K.; Pollard, A.; Aranda, S.; Schofield, P. (2009)
Development of a Psychoeducational Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (1):136-152.
Alter, C.L. (2009) Predictors of Referral for Psychosocial Services:
Recommendations From the Institute of Medicine Report-Cancer Care for the Whole
Patient. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (5): 659-660.
Ellis, J.; Lin, J.; Walsh, A.; Lo, C.; Shepherd, F.A.; Moore, M.; Li, M.; Gagliese, L.;
Zimmermann, C.; Rodin, G. (2009) Predictors of Referral for Specialized
Psychosocial Oncology Care in Patients With Metastatic Cancer: The Contributions
of Age, Distress, and Marital Status. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (5): 699-705.
Brothers, B. M.; Andersen, B. L. (2009) Hopelessness as a predictor of depressive
symptoms for breast cancer patients coping with recurrence. Psychooncology 18 (3):
Dubois, S.; Loiselle, C. Understanding the role of cancer informational support in
relation to heath care service use among newly diagnosed individuals. Canadian
Oncology Nursing Journal 18 (4): 193-198.
Zebrack, B. (2009) Information and service needs for young adult cancer survivors.
Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (4): 349-357.
Feldman-Stewart, D.; Brennenstuhl, S.; Brundage, M. D.; Siemens, D. R. (2009)
Overall information needs of early-stage prostate cancer patients over a decade:
highly variable and remarkably stable. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (4): 429-435.