cancer care facilities
Summary: Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
Publications235 found, 100 shown here
- Factors influencing time from presentation to treatment of colorectal and breast cancer in urban and rural areasR Robertson
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, AB25 2AY Aberdeen, UK
Br J Cancer 90:1479-85. 2004..Delay was associated with past anxiety or depression. There was variation between general practices and treatment appeared quicker at practices with more female general practitioners...
- The role of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center status: observed variation in surgical care depends on the level of evidenceHaejin In
Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Surg 255:890-5. 2012..We sought to evaluate differences in guideline concordance between National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated and other centers and determine whether the level of available evidence influences the degree of variation in concordance...
- What do 1281 distress screeners tell us about cancer patients in a community cancer center?Jeff Kendall
UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8590, USA
Psychooncology 20:594-600. 2011..Specifically, this article reports the intensity of distress, frequency of problem endorsement, and requests for specific psychosocial providers by cancer patients...
- Certification of breast centres in Germany: proof of concept for a prototypical example of quality assurance in multidisciplinary cancer careSara Y Brucker
German Society of Senology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
BMC Cancer 9:228. 2009....
- Incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis after modern antiemeticsSteven M Grunberg
Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
Cancer 100:2261-8. 2004..They also assessed whether physicians and nurses accurately recognized the incidence of acute and delayed CINV in their own practices...
- Prevalence and correlates of postdiagnosis initiation of complementary and alternative medicine among patients at a comprehensive cancer centerAdam Perlman
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
J Oncol Pract 9:34-41. 2013..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of individual CAM modalities initiated after cancer diagnosis...
- 'Working the system'. Achieving change through partnership working: an evaluation of cancer partnership groupsAlison Richardson
Chair of Cancer and Palliative Nursing Care, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, UK
Health Expect 8:210-20. 2005....
- An economic evaluation of the optimal workload in treating surgical patients in a breast unitE Pagano
Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Turin and CPO Piemonte, Italy
Eur J Cancer 39:748-54. 2003..Cost reduction is important up to a volume of 200 new cases per year. For economic investment to be justified, it is desirable that intake rises to at least 200 new cases per year. Our result is in-line with the EUSOMA recommendation...
- Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2007 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care studyTeruki Teshima
Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:1483-93. 2010..To evaluate the ongoing structure of radiation oncology in Japan in terms of equipment, personnel, patient load, and geographic distribution to identify and improve any deficiencies...
- Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2005 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care studyTeruki Teshima
Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:144-52. 2008..To evaluate the structure of radiation oncology in Japan in terms of equipment, personnel, patient load, and geographic distribution to identify and improve any deficiencies...
- Does a centralized radiotherapy system provide adequate access to care?W J Mackillop
Department of Oncology, Queen s University, Canada
J Clin Oncol 15:1261-71. 1997..The primary goal of this study was to determine whether this highly centralized radiotherapy system provides adequate and equitable access to care for the province's dispersed population...
- Major depression in outpatients attending a regional cancer centre: screening and unmet treatment needsM Sharpe
Division of Psychiatry, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Park, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK
Br J Cancer 90:314-20. 2004..Very few had received psychological treatment or had been referred to mental health services. Most were receiving no potentially effective therapy...
- Cohort study in South and West England of the influence of specialization on the management and outcome of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancersM O Bachmann
Medical Research Council Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Br J Surg 89:914-22. 2002..To evaluate specialization in National Health Service (NHS) cancer care, volume-outcome relationships were examined...
- Improving the efficiency of a chemotherapy day unit: applying a business approach to oncologyWineke A M van Lent
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer 45:800-6. 2009..To improve the efficiency of a hospital-based chemotherapy day unit (CDU)...
- Patients' satisfaction and importance ratings of quality in an outpatient oncology centerIris Gourdji
School of Nursing McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Nurs Care Qual 18:43-55. 2003..Findings suggest that by identifying what is most important to patients, nurses can readily modify the care environment to enhance patient satisfaction and quality of care...
- A snapshot of MDT working and patient mapping in the UK colorectal cancer centres in 2002M J Kelly
Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
Colorectal Dis 5:577-81. 2003..To ascertain the position nationally of Colorectal Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) implementation as part of the NHS cancer plan. Also to define nationally patterns of 'bottlenecks' in the patient journey from referral to treatment...
- Assessment of quality of care in an oncology institute using information on patients' satisfactionA Bredart
Psycho Oncology Research Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Oncology 61:120-8. 2001..To evaluate the feasibility of conducting a patient satisfaction survey in the oncology hospital setting, using a multidimensional patient satisfaction questionnaire to be completed at home...
- Identifying priority actions for improving patient satisfaction with outpatient cancer careSabina B Gesell
Research and Development, Press Ganey Associates, South Bend, IN 46601, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 19:226-33. 2004..They included meeting patients' emotional needs, providing information to patients and family members, reducing waiting times, and providing convenience and coordinated care among physicians and other care providers...
- Patient satisfaction in outpatient cancer care: a prospective survey using The PASQOC questionnaireUlrich R Kleeberg
Hämatologisch Onkologische Praxis Altona HOPA, Hamburg, Germany
Support Care Cancer 16:947-54. 2008..To examine how outpatient cancer patients assess their cancer care in private oncology practices and day hospitals, and to identify the extent to which staff meet the expectations of their patients...
- Management of major depression in outpatients attending a cancer centre: a preliminary evaluation of a multicomponent cancer nurse-delivered interventionM Sharpe
Division of Psychiatry, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Park, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK
Br J Cancer 90:310-3. 2004..At the final 6-month outcome, 38.5% (95% CI, 5.4-57%) fewer patients in the intervention group still met the criteria for MDD...
- Patient or treatment centre? Where are efforts invested to improve cancer patients' psychosocial outcomes?M L Carey
The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 20:152-62. 2011..Potential reasons for the overwhelming dominance of individual predictors and individual-focused interventions in psychosocial literature are discussed...
- The structural characteristics of radiation oncology in Japan in 2003Hitoshi Shibuya
JASTRO Database Committee, Department of Radiology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62:1472-6. 2005..The aims of the survey included the following: present status of radiation treatment facilities, equipment, personnel, patient loads, and other factors...
- A Scottish national mortality study assessing cause of death, quality of and variation in management of patients with testicular non-seminomatous germ-cell tumours. The Scottish Radiological Society and the Scottish Standing Committee of the Royal CollegeG C Howard
Department of Clinical Oncology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Br J Cancer 72:1307-11. 1995..There is a suggestion that the number of patients treated suboptimally decreases with increasing number of patients seen, but this does not reach statistical significance...
- Analysis of the recourse to conservative surgery in the treatment of breast tumorsPatrizia Schifano
Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit RME, Rome, Italy
Tumori 88:131-6. 2002..The aim of this study was to analyze the recourse to conservative surgery for breast tumors and its determinants (ie, characteristics of hospitals and patients)...
- EUSOMA accreditation of breast unitsR W Blamey
EUSOMA Secretariat Via del Pratellino, 7, 50131 Florence, Italy
Eur J Cancer 42:1331-7. 2006..EUSOMA Guidelines have been published on several aspects of breast cancer and are on service provision as well as giving clinical guidance and providing the basis for audit...
- Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty performed at a cancer center: refuting proposed contraindicationsStephen J Hentschel
Department of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology Pain Management, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
J Neurosurg Spine 2:436-40. 2005....
- Interval between first palliative care consult and death in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer at a comprehensive cancer centerBadi El Osta
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
J Palliat Med 11:51-7. 2008....
- Developing a multidisciplinary geriatric oncology program in a community cancer centerMary Pat Lynch
The Joan Karnell Cancer Center, Pennsylvania Hospital in the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 11:929-33. 2007..It also describes a replicable plan for the development of a geriatric oncology program, which demonstrates how nursing can benefit from collaboration with other disciplines such as social work and psychology in service provision...
- Decrease in length of hospitalization before death of cancer patients in the Italian province of ImperiaElisabetta Campora
Division of Medical Oncology, Ospedale Civile, Sanremo Imperia, Italy
Tumori 90:244-6. 2004..In addition, fewer days in hospital before death may have had an important impact on the quality of life of these cancer patients...
- Music therapy's relevance in a cancer hospital researched through a constructivist lensClare O'Callaghan
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
J Music Ther 41:151-85. 2004..Philosophical depictions about the relevance of music in human life, including theories by Addis and Winnicott, substantiated the therapeutic reactions...
- Referrals to a voluntary sector cancer day care centre: a descriptive studyK Wilson
Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester, UK
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:342-52. 2005..Care offered at the centre appeared to supplement and complement that provided by local statutory services. The study raised issues for practice and further research that may be relevant to those working in similar centres...
- Mapping the journey of cancer patients through the health care system. Part 2: Methodological approaches and basic findingsJeff A Sloan
Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba
Can Oncol Nurs J 14:224-32. 2004..This part of the research demonstrates that diverse data sources in the health care system can be linked with a high degree of accuracy and completeness of data...
- An innovative rapid response radiotherapy program to reduce waiting time for palliative radiotherapyC Danjoux
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Support Care Cancer 14:38-43. 2006..In 1996, the Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre (TSRCC) initiated a Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP) to provide timely palliative RT for symptom relief of patients with terminal cancer...
- Estimation of minimally important differences in EQ-5D utility and VAS scores in cancerA Simon Pickard
Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:70. 2007..The aim of this study was to provide a range of estimates of minimally important differences (MIDs) in EQ-5D scores in cancer and to determine if estimates are comparable in lung cancer...
- Clinical, sociodemographic, and local system factors associated with a hospital death among cancer patientsMarylou Cardenas-Turanzas
Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, P O Box 196, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
Support Care Cancer 14:71-7. 2006..The study was conducted to examine factors associated with hospital deaths among a group of cancer patients...
- Cancer chemotherapy near the end of life: the time has come to set guidelines for its appropriate useAndrea Angelo Martoni
Medical Oncology Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
Tumori 93:417-22. 2007..In the latter group, the prescription and delivery of chemotherapy had been performed by doctors of medical oncology departments other than the MOU...
- "Juvenile" oncology--a missing subspecialty. The experience of a reference cancer centreGeorge Pentheroudakis
Department of Medical Oncology, Ioannina University Hospital, Greece
Clin Transl Oncol 8:444-9. 2006..In an effort to emphasize this need, we present outcome and toxicity data from a reference centre...
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse diagnosed with cancer: managing the impact of early trauma on cancer treatmentLes Gallo-Silver
CancerCare, New York, NY 10001, USA
J Psychosoc Oncol 24:107-34. 2006..Health care/psychosocial clinicians' awareness and use of appropriate interventions can minimize the affects of re-traumatization and enhance the CSA survivor's treatment experience...
- Twenty years of therapeutic touch in a Canadian cancer agency: lessons learned from a case study of integrative oncology practiceJoanne E Stephen
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Support Care Cancer 15:993-8. 2007..Our TT practice evolved in response to changing needs and our experience may be useful to those who are contemplating offering a CAM treatment within a conventional setting...
- Managing cancer pain in a 24-hour outpatient cancer centerThomas B Strouse
Psychosocial Services and Cancer Pain Management Services, Cedars Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
J Support Oncol 4:351-4. 2006
- Evaluation and pharmacologic management of symptoms in cancer patients undergoing acute rehabilitation in a comprehensive cancer centerYing Guo
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:891-5. 2007..To identify cancer patients' symptoms at admission and on discharge from an acute rehabilitation unit, to document the discharge medications used for symptom management, and to assess how symptoms affect lengths of stay (LOS)...
- Factors relating to terminally ill cancer patients' willingness to continue living at home during the early phase of home care after discharge from clinical cancer centers in JapanYuka Hirabayashi
Statistics and Cancer Control Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Center, 5 1 1 Tsuikiji Chuo ku, Tokyo 104 0045, Japan
Palliat Support Care 5:19-30. 2007....
- The impact of the palliative care mobile team on symptom assessment and medication profiles in patients admitted to a comprehensive cancer centerSriram Yennurajalingam
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Support Care Cancer 15:471-5. 2007..However, the availability of such information is limited. The purpose of our study was therefore to describe the experience of a palliative care team at our comprehensive cancer center...
- End-of-life care for nursing home residents dying from cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000-2003Grace M Johnston
School of Health Services Administration, Dalhousie University and Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, 5599 Fenwick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1R2, Canada
Support Care Cancer 15:1015-21. 2007..This paper identifies associations between residing in a nursing home and end-of-life palliative cancer care, controlling for demographic factors...
- How to summarise and report written qualitative data from patients: a method for use in cancer support careMarie J Polley
Department of Complementary Therapies, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, UK
Support Care Cancer 15:963-71. 2007..The goal of this study is the determination of key themes to aid the analysis of qualitative data collected at three cancer support centres in England, using the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) questionnaire...
- Invasive fungal infections at The Norwegian Radium Hospital 1998-2003Dag Torfoss
Department of Medical Oncology, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, NO 0310 Oslo, Norway
Scand J Infect Dis 37:585-589. 2005..30% of the patients died of acute septic candidiasis. Within 14 months 90% of the patients were dead from their underlying diseases. A diagnosis of invasive fungal infection is an ominous sign for the patient's overall prognosis...
- External audit of clinical practice and medical decision making in a new Asian oncology center: results and implications for both developing and developed nationsThomas P Shakespeare
North Coast Cancer Institute, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:941-7. 2006..Our institution (The Cancer Institute, Singapore) was asked to externally audit an oncology department in a developing Asian nation, providing a unique opportunity to explore the feasibility of such a process...
- Hopes for eliminating cancer climb with every new breakthrough in oncologyRichard Haugh
Hosp Health Netw 79:46-8, 50, 1. 2005..Every advance in cancer treatment and technology heightens hopes for a cure. But proposed changes in how Medicare reimburses hospitals and physicians imperil progress...
- Caring in nursing: investigating the meaning of caring from the perspective of cancer patients in Beijing, ChinaJun E Liu
School of Nursing, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
J Clin Nurs 15:188-96. 2006..The aims of the study were to develop an understanding of caring in nursing from the perspective of cancer patients and attempt to identify the concept of caring in the Chinese cultural context...
- Health seeking behavior among cancer patients attending Ocean Road Cancer Institute, TanzaniaMethods R Kazaura
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
East Afr J Public Health 4:19-22. 2007..To characterize cancer patients and to determine the associated health seeking behaviours...
- Clinically relevant fatigue in cancer outpatients: the Edinburgh Cancer Centre symptom studyD J Storey
Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Ann Oncol 18:1861-9. 2007..We aimed to determine the prevalence of clinically relevant fatigue (CRF) and its associations in outpatients with various cancer diagnoses...
- Computed tomography guided needle biopsy: experience from 1,300 proceduresRubens Chojniak
Department of Radiology, Hospital do Cancer A C Camargo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo Med J 124:10-4. 2006..Accuracy depends on target organ and needle type. Cutting needles present advantages over fine needles. This study presents experience from CT guided biopsies performed at an oncology center...
- Health experts aim to curb potential epidemicKate Travis
J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1146-7. 2007
- Developing adolescent services--crossing the divideS Morgan
Arch Pediatr 13:709-10. 2006
- Diagnosing cancer: changing patterns of careE Lim
Department of Medical Oncology, Melbourne Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 37:124-6. 2007..6 days, compared with a similar study 13 years ago. This emphasizes the changing role of the oncologist in current day multidisciplinary cancer care...
- Adjunctive nabilone in cancer pain and symptom management: a prospective observational study using propensity scoringVincent Maida
Division of Palliative Medicine, William Osler Health Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
J Support Oncol 6:119-24. 2008....
- Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancerAlison Richardson
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College, London
Nurs Times 99:49. 2003..The national cancer patient survey (Department of Health, 2002), for example, showed wide variations in the quality of care delivered across the country...
- Preparing professional staff to care for cancer survivorsMarcia Grant
Department of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010 3000, USA
J Cancer Surviv 1:98-106. 2007....
- Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997Frederick Burge
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
CMAJ 168:265-70. 2003..We carried out a study to describe the yearly trends in the place of death between 1992 and 1997 and to determine predictors of out-of-hospital death for adults with cancer in Nova Scotia...
- A comparison of cancer patients and nurse specialist's symptom-assessment scores, in an acute hospitalBarbara Jack
Edge Hill College, School of Health Studies, University Hospital, Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L97AL, UK
Eur J Oncol Nurs 7:130-1. 2003
- Breakthrough candidemia in patients with cancer differs from de novo candidemia in host factors and Candida species but not intensityDimitrios P Kontoyiannis
Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:542-5. 2002..To evaluate the risk factors associated with breakthrough candidemia in patients with cancer and to compare them with those of de novo candidemia in this patient population...
- Palliative medicine in a United States cancer center: a prospective studyJohn D Cowan
Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Ohio, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 19:240-50. 2002..a) To report the medical complexity of cancer and noncancer patients receiving palliative medicine (PM) consultation at a tertiary medical center and (b) to describe the consult recommendations madefor this group...
- Pain and fatigue management: results of a nursing randomized clinical trialBarbara Given
College of Nursing and Institute for Health Care Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 29:949-56. 2002....
- Learning and support preferences of adult patients with cancer at a comprehensive cancer centerJane Harper Chelf
Interactive Health Communication Team at MayoClinic com, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 29:863-7. 2002....
- How sociodemographics, presence of oncology specialists, and hospital cancer programs affect accrual to cancer treatment trialsWarren B Sateren
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, MD, USA
J Clin Oncol 20:2109-17. 2002..We chose to examine the impact of socioeconomic factors on accrual to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored cancer treatment trials...
- Bringing music to life: a study of music therapy and palliative care experiences in a cancer hospitalC O'Callaghan
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
J Palliat Care 17:155-60. 2001..Themes encapsulating 128 patients' reflections about music therapy were delineated and substantiate how music therapy can support palliative care aims throughout the cancer illness trajectory...
- Out-of-hours palliative care in the UK: perspectives from general practice and specialist servicesDaniel Munday
Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
J R Soc Med 95:28-30. 2002..Equitable out-of-hours palliative care services of high quality are unlikely to be achieved without dialogue between primary and secondary care based providers, local needs assessment and adequate resourcing...
- Psychiatric disorders in cancer patients: descriptive analysis of 1721 psychiatric referrals at two Japanese cancer center hospitalsT Akechi
Psychiatry Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Jpn J Clin Oncol 31:188-94. 2001..CONCLUSION: The common psychiatric disorders observed in Japanese cancer patients were similar to those in the Western countries provided the cancer diagnosis is disclosed...
- An audit of clinic consultation times in a cancer centre: implications for national manpower planningR J Benson
Oncology Centre (Box 193, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 13:138-43. 2001..These results suggest that the RCR recommendations for consultant expansion substantially underestimates the true number of consultants required for the treatment of cancer patients in the UK...
- Integration of a palliative and terminal care center into a comprehensive pediatric oncology departmentHana Golan
Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Marion and Elie Wiesel Children s Pavilion, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Ramat Gan, Israel
Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:949-55. 2008..We wished to explore the impact of such integrative model on patterns of hospitalizations and exposure to palliative care of pediatric oncology patients...
- Primary care continuity and location of death for those with cancerFrederick Burge
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
J Palliat Med 6:911-8. 2003..Despite continuity being a desired attribute of end-of-life care and despite the desire by most patients with cancer to die at home, there has been no health services research examining this relationship...
- Does a geriatric oncology consultation modify the cancer treatment plan for elderly patients?Veronique Girre
Institut Curie, Departement d Oncologie Medicale, Paris, France
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:724-30. 2008..This study was performed to describe the treatment plan modifications after a geriatric oncology clinic. Assessment of health and functional status and cancer assessment was performed in older cancer patients referred to a cancer center...
- Early Austrian multicenter experience with palonosetron as antiemetic treatment for patients undergoing highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapyEdgar Petru
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Wien Med Wochenschr 158:169-73. 2008..To evaluate the antiemetic efficacy of palonosetron in the daily hospital practice setting, a postmarketing study was carried out in Austria...
- Palliative care inpatient service in a comprehensive cancer center: clinical and financial outcomesAhmed Elsayem
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:2008-14. 2004..The purpose of this article is to review the outcomes of the first 344 admissions to the Palliative Care Inpatient Service (PCIS) at our comprehensive cancer center...
- Communication with referring physicians in a palliative radiotherapy clinicElizabeth A Barnes
Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4 N 3M5, Canada
Support Care Cancer 12:669-73. 2004..The purpose of this study was to assess how useful referring physicians perceive this interim report and whether this report needs to be modified to meet their information needs...
- Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology surveySandra L Wong
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 5932, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 15:2363-71. 2008..A survey of its members was conducted to determine which domains of "outcomes" are important and relevant to surgical oncologists...
- A study of transdermal fentanyl in cancer pain at Aichi-Cancer CenterKumi Kato
Department of Pharmacy and Team of Palliative Care, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, 1 1 Kanokoden, Chikusa ku, Nagoya 464 8681, Japan
Yakugaku Zasshi 124:287-91. 2004..For opioid rotation, quick-acting opioids other than morphine are expected to be launched in Japan...
- Reliability assessment and findings of a newly developed quality measurement instrument: quality indicators of end-of-life cancer care from medical chart review at a Japanese regional cancer centerKazuki Sato
Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
J Palliat Med 11:729-37. 2008..To assess the reliability of quality indicators of end-of-life cancer care (QI-EOL) and evaluate the quality of end-of-life cancer care in general wards by using QI-EOL...
- Incidence of and risk factors for transferring cancer patients from rehabilitation to acute care unitsYing Guo
Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:647-53. 2008..The aim of this study was to examine the clinical factors associated with transfer from an acute inpatient rehabilitation service to an inpatient oncology service...
- Adequacy of cancer pain management in a Japanese Cancer HospitalToru Okuyama
Department of Symptom Research, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Jpn J Clin Oncol 34:37-42. 2004..Pain is one of the most frequent and deleterious symptoms in cancer patients. This study was carried out to investigate the adequacy of pain management at the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan...
- Health profiles of older women cancer survivorsCharles J Stava
Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders, Unit 435, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Cancer Surviv 1:179-84. 2007..Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive analysis was to look at the health profiles and interpersonal relationships of older women survivors of cancer...
- Breast cancer survival in different country settings: comparisons between a Filipino resident population, Filipino-Americans and CaucasiansMaria Theresa Redaniel
Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, Bergheimer Str 20, D 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Breast 19:109-14. 2010..Access to, utilization and affordability of cancer care facilities are important for reducing breast cancer deaths in developing countries.
- Where do Egyptian palliative care patients with cancer die?Samy A Alsirafy
Palliative Care Medicine Unit, Kasr Al Aini Center of Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine NEMROCK, Kasr Al Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University, Manial El Roda, Cairo, Egypt
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:313-5. 2010..These results demonstrate the need for the integration of effective home care model in evolving Egyptian palliative care programs and suggest that physician home visits and earlier referral to palliative care help patients die at home...
- Audit of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient in a Dutch cancer hospitalLaetitia Veerbeek
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Palliat Care 22:305-8. 2006
- Health care utilization by adult Hispanic long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: report from the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor StudyPinki K Prasad
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Cancer 113:2724-33. 2008..The objective of the current study was to evaluate and compare the healthcare utilization by adult Hispanic and non-Hispanic white long-term survivors of HCT...
- [The conflict between work and private life and its relationship with burnout - results of a physician survey in breast cancer centers in North Rhine-Westphalia]A Nitzsche
IMVR Institut für Medizinsoziologie, Versorgungsforschung und Rehabilitationswissenschaft der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät und der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln KöR
Gesundheitswesen 75:301-6. 2013..Altogether, the results emphasise the importance of a successful interaction between professional work and private life ("work-life balance") for the health of medical personnel...
- Hope in adults, ages 20-59, with advanced stage cancerMary Anne Hales Reynolds
School of Nursing, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209 8101, USA
Palliat Support Care 6:259-64. 2008..The purpose of this study was to describe hope as defined and experienced by young and middle age adults with advanced stage cancer...
- Establishing a quality measurement system for cancer care in JapanTakahiro Higashi
Department of Public Health Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
Jpn J Clin Oncol 43:225-32. 2013..These activities will soon lead to effective quality monitoring and improvement in Japan...
- Prognostic indicators of mortality of mechanically ventilated patients with acute leukemia in a comprehensive cancer centerK J Price
Department of Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Minerva Anestesiol 79:147-55. 2013....
- [History of the Silesian Clinic of Child Oncology]Danuta Sonta-Jakimczyk
Klinika Pediatrii, Hematologii i Onkologii Dzieciecej w Zabrzu
Med Wieku Rozwoj 10:63. 2006
- [Access to preventative care, screening and treatment of women in vulnerable socio-economic groups presenting with cervical cancer]C Dalmon
Service de Gynecologie et Obstetrique, Hôpital Xavier Bichat, 42 Rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
Bull Cancer 96:961-9. 2009..The object of this study was to evaluate access to preventative care, screening and treatment of women in vulnerable socio-economic groups presenting with cervical cancer and the progression of their disease...
- Does practice make perfect?A M Hogan
Institute of Clinical Outcomes in Research and Education ICORE, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
Ann Surg Oncol 15:1267-70. 2008..Future balanced unbiased studies may enable equipoise in planning international cancer management strategies...
- International collaboration for the prevention of colorectal cancerS J Winawer
Gastroenterology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N Y 10021
Bull World Health Organ 68:373-5. 1990..These articles deal with primary prevention, risk and screening of average-risk individuals, as well as risk and surveillance of individuals with chronic ulcerative colitis, colorectal polyps, and heritable factors for colorectal cancer...
- Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer centerSusan C McMillan
College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 35:603-11. 2008..To describe the pain experience of outpatients with cancer and explore the relationships with sleep disturbance, depression, and patient functioning...
- [The basic plan to promote cancer control in Japan]Morito Monden
Cancer Institute Hospital, Japan
Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 40:559-64. 2013..This paper includes the history of cancer control promotion in Japan and viewpoints on the basic plan for cancer control. ..
- Better coordination needed to fund effective cancer careClaire Tilstone
Lancet Oncol 5:702. 2004
- The business of palliative medicine--Part 3: The development of a palliative medicine program in an academic medical centerKristine A Nelson
Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 20:345-52. 2003..In this article, we describe the structure and development of the program and suggest future avenues for growth...
- Performance of different radiotherapy workload modelsLisa Barbera
Radiation Oncology Research Unit, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen s University Cancer Research Institute, and Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 55:1143-9. 2003..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of different radiotherapy workload models using a prospectively collected dataset of patient and treatment information from a single center...
- Where excellence is standardCarolyn Scott
Prof Nurse 20:16-9. 2005
- Managed clinical network in practice--is it working?A Gregor
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 15:169-71. 2003
- [Trend of antimicrobial drug-susceptibility of blood isolates at an oncological center (1998-2003)]Patricia Cornejo-Juárez
Departamento de Infectologia, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Tlalpan, Mexico, DF Mexico
Salud Publica Mex 47:288-93. 2005..To describe the patterns of antimicrobial resistance organisms isolated in blood cultures from patients detected in a tertiary level of care, teaching oncological hospital...
- Using the RE-AIM Model to Translate Distress Screening into Cancer CareRuth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- The MB-CCOP at Boston Medical CenterLisa A Kachnic; Fiscal Year: 2013The City of Boston is rich with academic medical centers and cancer care facilities. However, these resources have done little to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in cancer mortality, in part due to a lack of minority enrollment in ..
- Interactive CD-ROM for Coping with Breast CancerWILL LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2002..A prototype internet-deliverable product will also be developed. The products will be marketed and disseminated through cancer care facilities and other health care institutions.
- Fostering Independence in Nursing and Outcomes ResearchChristopher Friese; Fiscal Year: 2009..The research projects examine the relationship between the nursing practice environment and outcomes of care for patients with cancer. ..
- A Standardized Nursing Intervention Protocol for HCT PatientsMarcia Grant; Fiscal Year: 2009..Outcomes are evaluated at 3,6 and 12months post hospital discharge. Thestudy builds on over ten years of research collaboration with an interdisciplinary HCT team. ..
- DISSEMINATING END OF LIFE EDUCATION TO CANCER CENTERSMarcia Grant; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Oral Chemotherapy Safety in Ambulatory Oncology: A Proactive Risk AssessmentSAUL WEINGART; Fiscal Year: 2007..Lessons about oral chemotherapy safety are applicable to other high-alert medications in ambulatory care. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Morphine versus Methadone as First Line Strong Opioid for Cancer PainEduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009..Relevance to Public Health: In this study, we will test if methadone is better than morphine in cancer pain control, quality of life, and is more cost-effective. ..
- Methylphenidate for Fatigue in Advanced Cancer PatientsEduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled TrialEduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..
- MULTIRISK FACTOR INTERVENTION FOR COLON POLYP PATIENTSKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2001..The intervention is suited to the managed care environment, thus increasing its potential generalize ability and disseminability. A process tracking system will enable a detailed cost-effectiveness evaluation. ..
- Colon Cancer Prevention in Low Income Housing SitesKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- SMOKING CESSATION AMONG CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORSKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2002..The proposed project will begin an effort to build on this success related to clinical therapeutic outcomes, and transfer it to cancer prevention outcomes. ..
- A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer SurvivorsKaren Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009..Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors. ..
- Economic Evaluations of Emerging Genomic Tests for Early Stage Breast CancerYA CHEN SHIH; Fiscal Year: 2008..To estimate the budgetary impact of the emerging pharmacogenomic prognostic and/or predictive tests [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- ITEM BANKING AND CAT FOR QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMESDavid Cella; Fiscal Year: 2008..We will also monitor treatment/management changes, and evaluate acceptability of computer assessments and the perceived benefits of the recommendations. ..
- Cardiovascular Status of HAART-Exposed Infants/ChildrenSteven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study will determine the cardiovascular effects of HAART in seroreverters and the need for future cardiovascular follow-up and cardiovascular preventive and therapeutic trials in this rapidly expanding population. ..
- CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAMJulia White; Fiscal Year: 2007..Longitudinal tracking of student participants at a later point in their medical training is done to assess the long-term impact of the research experience on career paths. ..
- Dignity Intervention for Terminally Ill Cancer PatientsHarvey Chochinov; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Polarity Therapy for Cancer-Related FatigueKaren Mustian; Fiscal Year: 2007..Anticipated results could have clinical, methodological, and theoretical application in the treatment and study of CRF, a symptom affecting most cancer patients during radiation therapy. ..
- Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life CareBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Post-BBA Changes in Rural Hospital LTC StrategiesMary Fennell; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- CCNY / MSK Cancer Center PartnershipBruce Rapkin; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Physical Activity & Nutrition among Pacific Islander Youth: An Exploratory StudySORA TANJASIRI; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Health behaviors in testicular cancer survivorsSteven Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2008..PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 09/04, Reissued 4/2006) Page Continuation Format Page [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Genetic Mechanisms of Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric Cancer SurvivorsSteven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2009..If the HFE mutations are related to increased cardiotoxicity of anthracyclines. This study will elucidate the molecular mechanisms of anthracycline cardiotoxicity in pediatric ALL cancer survivors. ..
- For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life CareElizabeth Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2009..Relevance in lay language: We will generate knowledge about the influence of for-profit hospice ownership on the experiences of patients with cancer and their families. ..
- PEDIATRIC CARDIOMYOPATHY REGISTRYSteven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2009..These studies will dramatically increase our understanding of pediatric cardiomyopathy, suggest new areas of research and improved patient management. ..
- Illness Perception, Pain, and Symptom Distress in Gastrointestinal CancersVirginia Sun; Fiscal Year: 2009..This information will help improve the treatment of these cancers, lower patient distress, and improve QOL. ..
- Internet-Based Education for Prostate Cancer ScreeningKathryn L Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair & Colorectal Adenoma RiskMichael Goodman; Fiscal Year: 2009..The resulting data will be analyzed using multivariate unconditional logistic regression models. Particular attention will be paid to identification of potential gene- gene, gene-lifestyle, and gene-phenotype interactions. ..
- The Library-Based Health Partnership ProjectBruce D Rapkin; Fiscal Year: 2010..Core organizations involved in this project comprise a four-way partnership including the Queens Borough Public Library System, the Queens Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society of Queens, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. ..
- HAART Associated Cardiotoxicity in HIV-Infected ChildrenSteven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2008..The findings will help determine the need for cardiovascular follow-up, prevention and therapeutic trials. ..
- Deep South CanCORS Colorectal and Lung Cancer PDCR SiteMona Fouad; Fiscal Year: 2008..Finally, we have available highly experienced staff and an advanced infrastructure to support all aspects of the recruitment, follow-up, and data collection and management activities required for CanCORS. ..
- Primary Cardiomyopathies in Children: Research Directions & StrategiesSteven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- UAB Comprehensive Cancer Ctr/Tuskegee Univ PartnershipMona Fouad; Fiscal Year: 2004..Last but not least, a full sustainable partnership will enhance both institutions and make the elimination of the disparities between Caucasians and African Americans a real possibility by the year 2010-2015. ..
- Nursing's Impact on QOL Outcomes in Ovarian CancerRuth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2005..Data analysis will include: mean difference analyses, individual difference analyses, and outcome analyses. The primary analysis will be a multivariate analysis of covariance with repeated measures. ..
- Proxy Perspective on Quality of Life in Prostate CancerALAN PICKARD; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Health Disparity in Obesity and DiabetesMona Fouad; Fiscal Year: 2004..The conference will feature both didactic lectures and interactive presentations on possible reasons for health disparities. ..
- Methodology of Phase I and II trials of anticancer CAMAndrew Vickers; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- Influenza-pneumococcal synergism: role of neuraminidaseJonathan McCullers; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- 2nd Orthomyxoviruses Research ConferenceJonathan McCullers; Fiscal Year: 2003..The purpose of this proposal is to provide funds that will allow promising young investigators to interact with their peers and develop a commitment to this area of research. ..
- DNA methylation patterns as biomarker for breast cancerKristin Skinner; Fiscal Year: 2003..These future studies will determine whether DNA methylation changes can be used a) to stratify women at risk for breast cancer and b) as a surrogate endpoint in chemoprevention trials. ..
- SLEEP, FATIGUE, AND DEXAMETHOSONE IN CHILDHOOD CANCERPamela Hinds; Fiscal Year: 2003..Our study findings will explicate the relationship between sleep efficiency and fatigue, and between sleep, fatigue, and systemic exposure to dexamethasone. ..
- Lethal synergism between influenza and pneumococcusJonathan McCullers; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Tissue Homogenizaton by Pressure Cycling TechnologyFeng Tao; Fiscal Year: 2003..The successful development of the PCT homogenization technology will benefit molecular based analytical procedures in genomics, medical, forensic, agricultural, pharmaceutical, veterinary and clinical applications ..
- Health Behavior Change in Cancer Patients and FamiliesCarolyn Rabin; Fiscal Year: 2003..This brief assessment study, therefore, has the potential to shed light on an important area of primary and secondary cancer prevention. ..
- Tobacco Control Strategies for Medically At-Risk YouthVida Tyc; Fiscal Year: 2005..Working Group manuscripts that correspond to each objective will be published as a supplement to the journal, Pediatrics. ..
- Reduction of ETS Exposure in Pediatric Cancer PatientsVida Tyc; Fiscal Year: 2006..Our planned clinical trial may verify the effectiveness of an important clinical service for this vulnerable population that can be adapted for other pediatric oncology settings. ..
- American Psychosocial Oncology Society 4th Annual ConferenceRuth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2007..Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a supplement to the journal Psycho-Oncology, and presentations will be posted on the APOS website. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Psychosocial and Neurocognitive Consequences of Childhood CancerSean Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2006..Publication of the conference proceedings will serve to summarize the current state of the field and to point towards new research agendas for the future. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PATIENT AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENTBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2002..This course will impact 120 healthcare settings to improve pain management and quality of life in cancer patients and to establish model pain education programs for national dissemination. ..
- PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF PEDIATRIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTSean Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, analyses will explore hypotheses specific to the positive psychology model, testing the role of positive affect and dispositional optimism as mediators and moderators of the intervention on child and parent well being. ..
- Health Information Technology Value in Rural HospitalsMarcia Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006..The toolkits will facilitate rural hospitals' ability to utilize current and emerging evidence to guide HIT investment and implementation decisions that fit their particular healthcare environment. ..
- End of Life Nursing Education through Graduate ProgramsBetty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2006..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. ..
- Family Home Care for Cancer-Community Based ModelBarbara Given; Fiscal Year: 2006..That would make such interventions compelling additions to clinical practice. ..
- Simulation Algorithms for Spatial Pattern RecognitionPierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2006..The neutral models and methods in this proposal make possible, for the first time ever, evaluation of the sensitivity of the results of cluster or boundary analyses to specification of the null hypothesis. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Geostatistical software for the analysis of individual-level epidemiologic dataPierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Geostatistical software for health and exposure analysisPierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Geostatistical software for the space-time analysis of health disparitiesPierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- A PCT Sample Preparation System for Proteomic Research and Clinical DiagnosticsFeng Tao; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PHARMACOGENETIC DATABASEPrakash Nadkarni; Fiscal Year: 2002..Informatics assistance will be provided to the individual nodes to assist the task of data exchange, and when necessary, to assist the design of local data collection systems. ..