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  1. 1. Cancer Care Research Centre Current Awareness Bulletin May 2009 *CCRC staff NHS The, L. (2009) A UK Google for guidelines. Lancet 373 (9675):1578. Health: NHS out-of-hours services 'confusing' Health services are badly publicised and leave users reliant on the NHS baffled and irritated Towards a Better Value Health System — The Role of NICE in the U.K. Health Care System NHS finally hits target for cancer waiting times – three years late Cancer Waiting Times Statistics NHS Evidence - innovation and improvement formerly a Specialist Library of the National Library for Health Health: NHS patients given right to delete electronic record Security-conscious NHS patients can have their information removed from the new national medical database spine
  2. 2. Long Term Conditions/Survivorship Gritz, E.R.; Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2009) Health Behaviors Influence Cancer Survival. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (12):1930-1932. May, A. M.; Korstjens, I.; Weert, E.; Borne, B.; Hoekstra-Weebers, J. E.; Schans, C. P.; Mesters, I.; Passchier, J.; Grobbee, D. E.; Ros, W. J. (2009) Long-term effects on cancer survivors’ quality of life of physical training versus physical training combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy: results from a randomized trial. Supportive Care in Cancer17 (6):653-663. Von Ah, D.; Russell, K.M.; Storniolo, A.M.; Carpenter, J.S. Cognitive Dysfunction and Its Relationship to Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (3):326-334. Kepak, T.; Radvanska, J.; Bajciova, V.; Blatny, M.; Hrstkova, H.; Kure, J.; Mihal, V.; Stary, J.; Smelhaus, V.; Sterba, J. (2009) Long term survivors of childhood cancer: Cure and care. The ERICE statement. Klinicka Onkologie 22 (2):77-79 Cancer risk for child survivors Greimel, E. R.; Winter, R.; Kapp, K. S.; Haas, J. (2009) Quality of life and sexual functioning after cervical cancer treatment: a long-term follow-up study. Psychoncology 18 (5):476-482. NICE guidance on long-term sickness and incapacity for work. Nursing Times. 105 (17):18. De Angelis,R.; Tavilla,A.; Verdecchia,A.; Scoppa,S.; Hachey,M.; Feuer,E.J.; Mariotto,A.B. (2009) Breast cancer survivors in the United States. Cancer 115 (9):1954-1966. Ness, K. K.; Leisenring, W. M.; Huang, S.; Hudson, M. M.; Gurney, J. G.; Whelan, K.; Hobbie, W. L.; Armstrong, G. T.; Robison, L. L.; Oeffinger, K. C. (2009) Predictors of inactive lifestyle among adult survivors of childhood cancer. Cancer 115 (9):1984-1994. Murchie P, Delaney EK, Campbell NC, Hannaford PC. (2009) GP-led melanoma follow-up: views and feelings of patient recipients. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2009 May 10. Epub ahead of print DIY doctors: patients can boost NHS's value The Budget means the NHS must get better value for money. As the need for efficiency grows, Paul Corrigan says the key is to get patients with chronic illnesses to manage more of their own care. Health Service Journal 6154:12-14.
  3. 3. Acreman,S.; Ainsworth,K.; Cavanagh,S.; Dowling,M.; Perris,C. (2009) Developing practice in cancer rehabilitation. European Journal of Cancer Care 18 (3):222-222. Foster,C.; Wright, D.; Hill,H.; Hopkinson,J.; Roffe, L. (2009) Psychosocial implications of living 5 years or more following a cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of the research evidence. European Journal of Cancer Care 18 (3):223- 247. Pezaro, C.; Jefford, M. Early stage bowel cancer - follow up and survivorship. Australian Family Physician 38 (4):205-210. Edlin,M. (2009) Oncology Overhaul: Oncologists are in greater demand, and PCPs might be more involved in long-term survivorship care plans. Managed Healthcare Executive 19 (4):18-20. Symptom Improvement (including treatment and telemedicine) Gibson,F., Aldiss,S.; Taylor,R.M.; *Maguire,R.; *Kearney,N. (2009) Involving health professionals in the development of an advanced symptom management system for young people: The ASyMS-YG study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. In press. Epub ahead of print. Murphy, B.A. (2009) Advances in quality of life and symptom management for head and neck cancer patients. Current Opinion in Oncology 21 (3):242-247. New hope for breast cancer sufferers Women with an advanced form of breast cancer may benefit from using a new treatment which combines Herceptin and chemotherapy, according to a preliminary study. Heidrich, S.M.; Brown, R.L.; Egan, J.J.; Perez, O.A.; Phelan, C.H.; Yeom, H.; Ward, S.E. (2009) An Individualized Representational Intervention to Improve Symptom Management (IRIS) in Older Breast Cancer Survivors: Three Pilot Studies. Oncology Nursing Forum 33 (3):281. De Vries, J.; Van der Steeg, A. F.; Roukema, J. A. (2009) Determinants of fatigue 6 and 12 months after surgery in women with early-stage breast cancer: A comparison with women with benign breast problems. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 66 (6):495-502.
  4. 4. Anon. (2009) The challenges of managing cachexia in advanced cancer: Nurses are ideally placed to support patients and relatives. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (4):24-27. Oldenmenger, W.H.; Smitt, P.A.E.S.; van Dooren, S.; Stoter, G.; van der Rijt, C.C.D. (2009) A systematic review on barriers hindering adequate cancer pain management and interventions to reduce them: A critical appraisal. European Journal of Cancer 45 (8)1370-1380. Chauvenet, M.; Lepage, C.; Jooste, V.; Cottet, V.; Faivre, J.; Bouvier, A.-M. (2009) Prevalence of patients with colorectal cancer requiring follow-up or active treatment. European Journal of Cancer 45 (8):1460-1465. Barker, C. L.; Routledge, J. A.; Farnell, D. J.; Swindell, R.; Davidson, S. E. (2009) The impact of radiotherapy late effects on quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients. British Journal of Cancer 100 (10):1558-1565. Apolone, G.; Corli, O.; Caraceni, A.; Negri, E.; Deandrea, S.; Montanari, M.; Greco, M.T. (2009) Pattern and quality of care of cancer pain management. Results from the Cancer Pain Outcome Research Study Group. British Journal of Cancer 100 (10):1566-1574. Cancer drug erases fingerprints Pancreas cancer drug failure clue Yamagishi, A.; Morita, T.; Miyashita, M.; Kimura, F. (2009) Symptom Prevalence and Longitudinal Follow-Up in Cancer Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):823-830. Green, C. R.; Montague, L.; Hart-Johnson, T. A. (2009) Consistent and Breakthrough Pain in Diverse Advanced Cancer Patients: A Longitudinal Examination. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):831-847. Anon. (2009) Lung cancer treatment in UK lags behind other countries. BMJ 7703:1099. Hermansen-Kobulnicky,C.J. (2009) Symptom-monitoring behaviors of rural cancer patients and survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (6):617-626 Watanabe, S.; Nekolaichuk, C.; Beaumont, C.; Mawani, A. (2009) The Edmonton symptom assessment system—what do patients think? Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (6):675-683.
  5. 5. Mota, D. l.; Pimenta, C. A.; Piper, B. F. (2009) Fatigue in Brazilian cancer patients, caregivers, and nursing students: a psychometric validation study of the Piper Fatigue Scale-Revised. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (6):645-652. Laird, B. J.; Boyd, A. C.; Colvin, L. A.; Fallon, M. T. (2009) Are cancer pain and depression interdependent? A systematic review. Pychooncology 18 (5):459-464. Bacon,C.T.; Hughes,L.C.; Mark,B.A. (2009) Organizational influences on patient perceptions of symptom management. Research in Nursing and Health 32 (3):321-334. Tusquets, I.; Arranz, E. E.; Méndez, M.; Miquel Gil, J.; Guallar, J. L.; Perulero, N. r. (2009) Epidemiologic study to assess patient involvement in choice of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer (PROSA Study). Clinical and Translational Oncology 11 (4):221-227. Schnur, J.B.; Ouellette, S.C.; Bovbjerg, D.H.; Montgomery, G.H.Breast Cancer Patients' Experience of External-Beam Radiotherapy. Qualitative Health Research 19 (5):668-676. Rejeh, N.; Ahmadi, F.; Mohammadi, E.; Kazemnejad, A.; Anoosheh, M. Nurses' experiences and perceptions of influencing barriers to postoperative pain management. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 23 (2):274-281. Common cold virus could cure cancer Fadul, N.; Elsayem, A.; Palmer, J. L.; Del Fabbro, E.; Swint, K.; Li, Z.; Poulter, V.; Bruera, E. (2009) Supportive versus palliative care: Whats in a name? Cancer 115 (9):2013-2021. Forastiere, A.A.; Shaha, A.R. (2009) Chemotherapy Alone for Laryngeal Preservation-Is It Possible? Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (120):1933-1934. Honnor, A. (2009) Understanding the management of lymphoedema for patients with advanced disease. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 15 (4):162- 169. Families, Children and Relationships Hospital care for teenagers
  6. 6. Sandén,I. and Söderhamn,O. (2009) Experiences of living in a disrupted situation as partner to a man with testicular cancer. American Journal of Mens Health. 3 (2):126-33. Wright, B.; Aldridge, J.; Wurr, K.; Sloper, T.; Tomlinson, H.; Miller, M. (2009) Clinical dilemmas in children with life-limiting illnesses: decision making and the law. Palliative Medicine 23 (3);238-247. Morgan, D. (2009) Caring for Dying Children: Assessing the Needs Of the Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Pediatric Nursing 35 (2) (2009) pp. 86-90 Mizuno, M.; Kakuta, M.; Inoue, Y. (2009) The Effects of Sense of Coherence, Demands of Illness, and Social Support on Quality of Life After Surgery in Patients With Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (3):282. Rabin, E.G.; Heldt, E.; Hirakata, V.N.; Bittelbrunn, A.C.; Chachamovich, E.; Fleck, M.P.A. (2009) Depression and Perceptions of Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Male Partners. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (3):283. Genc, R.E.; Senol, S.; Turgay, A.S.; Kantar, M. (2009) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Used by Pediatric Patients With Cancer in Western Turkey. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (3): 284-286. Cancer patients given style boost Online resource helps patients with lung and cervical cancers. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (4):4-5. Anon. (2009) A web-based source of support for women with breast cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (4):30-31. Brierley, R.; Holmes, D.; Ceschia, A.; Jouret, J. (2009) Teenage Cancer Trust: pursuing equality. Lancet Oncology 10 (5):455-458 Eight-year-old 'has ovary cancer' Grande, G.E.; Ewing, G.; National Forum for Hospice at Home (2009) Informal carer bereavement outcome: relation to quality of end of life support and achievement of preferred place of death. Palliative Medicine 23 (3):248-256. Cadell, S.; Ho, G.; Jacques, L.; Wilson, K.; Davies, B.; Steele, R. (2009) Considerations for ethics in multisite research in paediatric palliative care.
  7. 7. Palliative Medicine 23 (3):274-275. Cancer battle pair flee US police Warrant Lifted in Cancer Case A mother who fled with her 13-year-old son last week to avoid cancer treatment for him has returned voluntarily and a warrant for her was lifted, a sheriff said. _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Minnesota: Boy to Get Treatment _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Gagliardi, C.; Vespa, A.; Papa, R.; Mariotti, C.; Cascinu, S.; Rossini, S. (2009) Social Support Networks and Depression of Women Suffering from Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Case Control Study. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (2):216-229. Holt, C.L.; Caplan, L.; Schulz, E.; Blake, V.; Southward, P.; Buckner, A.; Lawrence, H. (2009) Role of Religion in Cancer Coping Among African Americans: A Qualitative Examination. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (2):248-273. Kinsinger, S.W.; McGregor, B.A.; Bowen, D.J. (2009) Perceived Breast Cancer Risk, Social Support, and Distress Among a Community-Based Sample of Women. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 27 (2):230-247. Lo, C.; Walsh, A.; Mikulincer, M.; Gagliese, L.; Zimmermann, C.; Rodin, G. Measuring attachment security in patients with advanced cancer: psychometric properties of a modified and brief Experiences in Close Relationships scale. Psychooncology 18 (5):490-499. Hutchinson, K. C.; Willard, V. W.; Hardy, K. K.; Bonner, M. J. (2009) Adjustment of caregivers of pediatric patients with brain tumors: a cross-sectional analysis. Psychooncology 18 (5):515-523. Emery, J.; Barlow-Stewart, K.; Metcalfe, S.A. There's cancer in the family. Australian Family Physician 38 (4):194-199. Infection killing cancer children
  8. 8. Cancer Care Kenyon, G. (2009) UN declaration is the first step to counter racism in cancer care. Lancet Oncology 10 (5): 452 No room for rhetoric Karol Sikora says it is time to stop playing politics and invest in cancer services to ensure they are world class. Cancer Nursing Practice 8 (4): 12-13 Experiences McCarthy,M.; Datta,P.;Sherlwaw-Johnson,C. Organizational determinants of patients' experiences of care for breast, lung and colorectal cancers. European Journal of Cancer Care 18 (3):287-294. Brataas,H.V.; Thorsnes,S.L.; Hargie,O. (2009) Cancer nurses narrating after conversations with cancer outpatients: how do nurses' roles and patients' perspectives appear in the nurses' narratives? Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences [Epub ahead of print] Running to Reclaim Your Body After slogging through radiation and hormone therapy to treat his prostate cancer, Dana Jennings has taken up running again, with his sights set on running the New York Marathon in the fall. _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Haisfield-Wolfe, M.E.; McGuire, D.B.; Soeken, K.; Geiger-Brown, J.; De Forge, B.R. (2009) Prevalence and Correlates of Depression Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Systematic Review of Implications for Research. Oncology Nursing Forum 36 (3):279. Thorne, S. E.; Hislop, T. G.; Stajduhar, K.; Oglov, V. (2009) Time-related communication skills from the cancer patient perspective. Psychooncology 18 (5):500-507. Farrah Fawcett talks about cancer, and her desire for privacy 11_farrah_fawcett_talks_about_cancer_and_her_desire_for_privacy.html#ixzz0F NCkKAUz&A Torjesen, I. (2009) Marketing a new future: Primed with resilient data and analysis, intelligent marketing has the potential to make a big difference, easing the burden on NHS services and driving positive patient experiences. Health Service Journal 6155:18-19. Willing to Be Vulnerable: The Patient Grows Up
  9. 9. I was 12 years old, and the four or five days I spent in Exeter Hospital in July 1970 felt like an absolute adventure. It was simple: I had a tumor on my right knee, and the surgeons had to cut it out. _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y 'Her tumour weighed the same as two bags of sugar': Melanie Slade on her sister's battle with kidney cancer sugar-Melanie-Slade-sisters-battle-kidney-cancer.html?ITO=1490 Bleich,S.M.; Emre Özaltinb,A. and Murray,C.J. (2009) How does satisfaction with the health-care system relate to patient experience? Bulletin World Health Organisation 87:271–278. Todd,A.M.; Laird,B.J.; Boyle,D.; Boyd,A.C.; Colvin,L.A.; Fallon,M.T. (2009) A Systematic Review Examining the Literature on Attitudes of Patients with Advanced Cancer toward Research. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Epub ahead of print. Hughes Halbert C, Wrenn G, Weathers B, Delmoor E, Ten Have T, Coyne JC. (2009) Sociocultural determinants of men's reactions to prostate cancer diagnosis. Psychooncology Epub ahead of print. Involvement NHS Centre for Involvement Newsletter, Issue 17, May 2009 Using patient feedback: a practical guide to improving patient experience The engagement cycle: a new way of thinking about patient and public engagement (PPE) in world class commissioning AndGuidance/DH_098658 Understanding what matters: A guide to using patient feedback to transform care AndGuidance/DH_099780 Greenwood,L. (2009) Don't ration the public's involvement in funding The public may still be reticent about getting involved in decision making about drug and
  10. 10. treatment funding but PCTs are expected to engage them. Health Service Journal 6153: 18-19. Crump,H. (2009) Choice rising but quality link missing: More evidence is needed on choice's impact on hospital standards. Health Service Journal 6155: 4-9. Risk, Prevention and Screening (2009) Smear tests are in fashion: How long will the Jade Goody factor last? Nursing Standard 23 (33): 26. New light on Down's cancer link New Warning on Hormone Replacement Hormone therapy taken by women to counter the effects of menopause can increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers reported. emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Deadly skin cancer cases rising Advice on illness always changing, finds poll Jade Goody's doctor attacks NHS for missing cancer symptoms 115875-21387039/ Ginger Found to Ease Nausea of Cancer Treatment _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Skin cancer trebles in 10 years Yun,D.; Silk,K.; Bowman,N.D.; Neuberger,L.; Atkin,C. (2009) Mothers' Intentions to Teach Adolescent Daughters about Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Activities: The Influence of Self-Efficacy, Response Efficacy, and Personal Responsibility. Communication Research Resports 26 (2):134-145. Case Notes Wednesday 13 May 09, 16:30 BBC Radio 4. Dr Mark Porter explores the latest treatments for breast problems. Women often believe if they find changes to their breasts, or feel pain in that
  11. 11. area, it means that they have a serious condition or cancer. But usually the symptoms are of a benign condition. Mark finds out how they are treated Hope of new prostate cancer test Weight 'fuels preventable cancer' Cricketers get skin cancer tests Doctor Sounds Alarm Ahead of Tobacco Vote _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y 'Choose the yum and risk the yuk?' The Claim: Tattoos Can Increase the Risk of Skin Cancer. _r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y Women smokers have a greater cancer risk than men, says new report Palliative/End of Life Care Grande, G. (2009) Palliative care in hospice and hospital: time to put the spotlight on neglected areas of research. Palliative Medicine 23 (3):187-189. Thomas, C.; Reeve, J.; Bingley, A.; Brown, J.; Payne, S.; Lynch, T. (2009) Narrative Research Methods in Palliative Care Contexts: Two Case Studies. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):788-796. Gough, K.; Hudson, P. (2009) Psychometric Properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in Family Caregivers of Palliative Care Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):797-806. Collins-Tracey, S.; Clayton, J. M.; Kirsten, L.; Butow, P. N.; Tattersall, M. H.; Chye, R. (2009) Contacting Bereaved Relatives: The Views and Practices of Palliative Care and Oncology Health Care Professionals. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):807-822.
  12. 12. Radwany, S.; Mason, H.; Clarke, J. S.; Clough, L.; Sims, L.; Albanese, T. (2009) Optimizing the Success of a Palliative Care Consult Service: How to Average Over 110 Consults Per Month. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):873-883. Walshe, C.; Todd, C.; Caress, A.; Chew-Graham, C. (2009) Patterns of Access to Community Palliative Care Services: A Literature Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 37 (5):884-912 Leung, K. K.; Liu, W. J.; Cheng, S. Y.; Chiu, T. Y.; Chen, C. Y. (2009) What do laypersons consider as a good death. Supportive Care in Cancer 17 (6):691- 699. Addington-Hall, J.M.; O Callaghan, A.C. (2009) A comparison of the quality of care provided to cancer patients in the UK in the last three months of life in in- patient hospices compared with hospitals, from the perspective of bereaved relatives: results from a survey using the VOICES questionnaire. Palliative Medicine 23 (3):190-197. Seale, C. (2009) End-of-life decisions in the UK involving medical practitioners. Palliative Medicine 23 (3):198-204. Bensink, M.E.; Armfield, N.R.; Pinkerton, R.; Irving, H.; Hallahan, A.R.; Theodoros, D.G.; Russell, T.; Barnett, A.G.; Scuffham, P.A.; Wootton, R. (20090 Using videotelephony to support paediatric oncology-related palliative care in the home: from abandoned RCT to acceptability study. Palliative Medicine 23 (3): 228-237. Marsella, A. Exploring the literature surrounding the transition into palliative care: a scoping review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 15 (4):186-189. McIlfatrick, S.J.; Fitzsimons, D.; Johnston, G.; McConkey, R.; Cupples, M.; Barr, O.; Hasson, F. (2009) Reform and modernisation: developing a new service model for palliative care. European Journal of Palliative Care 16 (3):131-135. Addington-Hall, J.M.; O Callaghan, A.C. (2009) A comparison of the quality of care provided to cancer patients in the UK in the last three months of life in in- patient hospices compared with hospitals, from the perspective of bereaved relatives: results from a survey using the VOICESquestionnaire. Palliative Medicine 23 (3): 190-197. Flynn, M.; Salomons, H.B.; Salomons, S.B.; Keywood, K. (20090 The palliative care experiences of adults with learning disabilities/intellectual disability: The implications for ethical decision making. International Journal of Disability and Human Development 8 (1):25-32.
  13. 13. Let's talk about DEATH, baby Taylor, J. (2009) Assisted suicide - A fitting end Public opinion runs high over severely ill people seeking access to a service allowing them to take their own life under clinical control. Could current law on assisted suicide be changed? Health Service Journal (6154):22-24. Mitchell,G. and Pigott,C. Palliative care: A patient-centered approach Contemporary Nurse 31 (2):190-191 Cherny, N. I. (2009) Stigma associated with "palliative care". Cancer 115 (9):1808-1812. Care of terminally ill attacked Terminally ill should be let die at home – report House of Commons-Public Accounts Committee, Nineteenth Report. End of life care. Charalambous, A.; Papastavrou, E. Problems arising when caring for a dying patient with cancer: reflection on a critical incident. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 15 (4):198-203. Only one in four terminal cancer patients in Scotland die at home ottish-report-apr09.htm? utm_source=eZineMay&utm_medium=ezine&utm_campaign=eZineMay Euthanasia doctor is allowed into UK for death talks Assisted suicide: 'Dr Death' gives right-to-die lesson to seaside retirement town. Euthanasia expert Philip Nitschke chooses Bournemouth as first stop in UK tour bournemouth Salvo, N.; Hadi, S.; Napolskikh, J.; Goh, P.; Sinclair, E.; Chow, E. (2009) Quality of life measurement in cancer patients receiving palliative radiotherapy for symptomatic lung cancer: a literature review. Current Oncology 16 (2):100-112.
  14. 14. Kelly, L.; Linkewich, B.; Cromarty, H.; St Pierre-Hansen, N.; Antone, I.; Gilles, C. (20090 Palliative care of First Nations people A qualitative study of bereaved family members. Canadian Family Physician 55:394-395. Assisted suicide: We must keep the taboo against suicide Chris Woodhead deserves sympathy for his despair in the face of terminal illness. But suicide should remain taboo, says Theo Hobson neurone-woodhead Duggleby, W.; Wright, K. (20090 Transforming Hope: How Elderly Palliative Patients Live With Hope. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 41 (1):204-217. Becker, R. Palliative care 3: Using palliative nursing skills in clinical practice. Nursing Times 105 (15):18-19. Todd, M. (2009) Managing lymphoedema in palliative care patients. British Journal of Nursing 18 (8):466-475. Research Simon, M.A.; Dong, X.; Nonzee, N.; Bennett, C.L. (2009) Heeding Our Words: Complexities of Research Among Low-Literacy Populations. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (12):1938-1940. O'Connor, S.J. (2009) It is time to stop paying lip service to the ideal of multiprofessional collaboration in cancer research and start delivering on the agenda. European Journal of Cancer Care 18 (3):219-221. Cassidy,J. (2009) Open government? Researchers are turning to the Freedom of Information Act to shed light on health policy decisions, but getting data is not always straightforward. BMJ 7703:1106-1107.