cancer care facilities

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Summary: Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Factors influencing time from presentation to treatment of colorectal and breast cancer in urban and rural areas
    R 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
  2. pmc The role of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center status: observed variation in surgical care depends on the level of evidence
    Haejin In
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Surg 255:890-5. 2012
  3. ncbi 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
  4. pmc Certification of breast centres in Germany: proof of concept for a prototypical example of quality assurance in multidisciplinary cancer care
    Sara Y Brucker
    German Society of Senology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:228. 2009
  5. ncbi Incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis after modern antiemetics
    Steven M Grunberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Cancer 100:2261-8. 2004
  6. pmc Prevalence and correlates of postdiagnosis initiation of complementary and alternative medicine among patients at a comprehensive cancer center
    Adam Perlman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Oncol Pract 9:34-41. 2013
  7. ncbi 'Working the system'. Achieving change through partnership working: an evaluation of cancer partnership groups
    Alison 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
  8. ncbi An economic evaluation of the optimal workload in treating surgical patients in a breast unit
    E Pagano
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Turin and CPO Piemonte, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 39:748-54. 2003
  9. ncbi Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2007 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care study
    Teruki 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
  10. ncbi Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2005 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care study
    Teruki 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

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  1. pmc Factors influencing time from presentation to treatment of colorectal and breast cancer in urban and rural areas
    R 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...
  2. pmc The role of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center status: observed variation in surgical care depends on the level of evidence
    Haejin 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. pmc Certification of breast centres in Germany: proof of concept for a prototypical example of quality assurance in multidisciplinary cancer care
    Sara Y Brucker
    German Society of Senology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:228. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi Incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis after modern antiemetics
    Steven 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...
  6. pmc Prevalence and correlates of postdiagnosis initiation of complementary and alternative medicine among patients at a comprehensive cancer center
    Adam 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...
  7. ncbi 'Working the system'. Achieving change through partnership working: an evaluation of cancer partnership groups
    Alison 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
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  8. ncbi An economic evaluation of the optimal workload in treating surgical patients in a breast unit
    E 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...
  9. ncbi Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2007 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care study
    Teruki 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...
  10. ncbi Japanese structure survey of radiation oncology in 2005 based on institutional stratification of patterns of care study
    Teruki 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. pmc Major depression in outpatients attending a regional cancer centre: screening and unmet treatment needs
    M 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...
  13. ncbi Cohort study in South and West England of the influence of specialization on the management and outcome of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers
    M 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...
  14. ncbi Improving the efficiency of a chemotherapy day unit: applying a business approach to oncology
    Wineke 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)...
  15. ncbi Patients' satisfaction and importance ratings of quality in an outpatient oncology center
    Iris 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...
  16. ncbi A snapshot of MDT working and patient mapping in the UK colorectal cancer centres in 2002
    M 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...
  17. ncbi Assessment of quality of care in an oncology institute using information on patients' satisfaction
    A 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...
  18. ncbi Identifying priority actions for improving patient satisfaction with outpatient cancer care
    Sabina 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...
  19. ncbi Patient satisfaction in outpatient cancer care: a prospective survey using The PASQOC questionnaire
    Ulrich 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...
  20. pmc Management of major depression in outpatients attending a cancer centre: a preliminary evaluation of a multicomponent cancer nurse-delivered intervention
    M 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...
  21. pmc 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...
  22. ncbi The structural characteristics of radiation oncology in Japan in 2003
    Hitoshi 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...
  23. pmc 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 College
    G 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...
  24. ncbi Analysis of the recourse to conservative surgery in the treatment of breast tumors
    Patrizia 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)...
  25. ncbi EUSOMA accreditation of breast units
    R 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...
  26. ncbi Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty performed at a cancer center: refuting proposed contraindications
    Stephen 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
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  27. ncbi Interval between first palliative care consult and death in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer at a comprehensive cancer center
    Badi 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
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  28. ncbi Developing a multidisciplinary geriatric oncology program in a community cancer center
    Mary 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...
  29. ncbi Decrease in length of hospitalization before death of cancer patients in the Italian province of Imperia
    Elisabetta 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...
  30. ncbi Music therapy's relevance in a cancer hospital researched through a constructivist lens
    Clare 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...
  31. ncbi Referrals to a voluntary sector cancer day care centre: a descriptive study
    K 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...
  32. ncbi Mapping the journey of cancer patients through the health care system. Part 2: Methodological approaches and basic findings
    Jeff 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...
  33. ncbi An innovative rapid response radiotherapy program to reduce waiting time for palliative radiotherapy
    C 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...
  34. pmc Estimation of minimally important differences in EQ-5D utility and VAS scores in cancer
    A 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...
  35. ncbi Clinical, sociodemographic, and local system factors associated with a hospital death among cancer patients
    Marylou 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...
  36. ncbi Cancer chemotherapy near the end of life: the time has come to set guidelines for its appropriate use
    Andrea 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...
  37. ncbi "Juvenile" oncology--a missing subspecialty. The experience of a reference cancer centre
    George 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...
  38. ncbi Survivors of childhood sexual abuse diagnosed with cancer: managing the impact of early trauma on cancer treatment
    Les 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...
  39. ncbi Twenty years of therapeutic touch in a Canadian cancer agency: lessons learned from a case study of integrative oncology practice
    Joanne 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...
  40. ncbi Managing cancer pain in a 24-hour outpatient cancer center
    Thomas 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
  41. ncbi Evaluation and pharmacologic management of symptoms in cancer patients undergoing acute rehabilitation in a comprehensive cancer center
    Ying 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)...
  42. ncbi 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 Japan
    Yuka 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
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  43. ncbi The impact of the palliative care mobile team on symptom assessment and medication profiles in patients admitted to a comprehensive cancer center
    Sriram 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...
  44. pmc End-of-life care for nursing home residents dying from cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000-2003
    Grace 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...
  45. ncbi How to summarise and report written qualitative data from patients: a method for use in cancer support care
    Marie 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...
  46. ncbi Invasive fungal infections at The Norwegian Radium Hospital 1998-2003
    Dag 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...
  47. ncbi External audit of clinical practice and medical decision making in a new Asian oncology center: results and implications for both developing and developed nations
    Thomas 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...
  48. ncbi Hopes for eliminating cancer climb with every new breakthrough in oncology
    Richard 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...
  49. ncbi Caring in nursing: investigating the meaning of caring from the perspective of cancer patients in Beijing, China
    Jun 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...
  50. ncbi Health seeking behavior among cancer patients attending Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Tanzania
    Methods 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...
  51. ncbi Clinically relevant fatigue in cancer outpatients: the Edinburgh Cancer Centre symptom study
    D 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...
  52. ncbi Computed tomography guided needle biopsy: experience from 1,300 procedures
    Rubens 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...
  53. ncbi Health experts aim to curb potential epidemic
    Kate Travis
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1146-7. 2007
  54. ncbi Developing adolescent services--crossing the divide
    S Morgan
    Arch Pediatr 13:709-10. 2006
  55. ncbi Diagnosing cancer: changing patterns of care
    E 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...
  56. ncbi Adjunctive nabilone in cancer pain and symptom management: a prospective observational study using propensity scoring
    Vincent Maida
    Division of Palliative Medicine, William Osler Health Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Support Oncol 6:119-24. 2008
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  57. ncbi Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer
    Alison 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...
  58. pmc Preparing professional staff to care for cancer survivors
    Marcia 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
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  59. pmc Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997
    Frederick 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...
  60. ncbi A comparison of cancer patients and nurse specialist's symptom-assessment scores, in an acute hospital
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College, School of Health Studies, University Hospital, Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L97AL, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 7:130-1. 2003
  61. ncbi Breakthrough candidemia in patients with cancer differs from de novo candidemia in host factors and Candida species but not intensity
    Dimitrios 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...
  62. ncbi Palliative medicine in a United States cancer center: a prospective study
    John 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...
  63. ncbi Pain and fatigue management: results of a nursing randomized clinical trial
    Barbara Given
    College of Nursing and Institute for Health Care Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:949-56. 2002
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  64. ncbi Learning and support preferences of adult patients with cancer at a comprehensive cancer center
    Jane Harper Chelf
    Interactive Health Communication Team at MayoClinic com, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:863-7. 2002
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  65. ncbi How sociodemographics, presence of oncology specialists, and hospital cancer programs affect accrual to cancer treatment trials
    Warren 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...
  66. ncbi Bringing music to life: a study of music therapy and palliative care experiences in a cancer hospital
    C 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...
  67. pmc Out-of-hours palliative care in the UK: perspectives from general practice and specialist services
    Daniel 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...
  68. ncbi Psychiatric disorders in cancer patients: descriptive analysis of 1721 psychiatric referrals at two Japanese cancer center hospitals
    T 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...
  69. ncbi An audit of clinic consultation times in a cancer centre: implications for national manpower planning
    R 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...
  70. ncbi Integration of a palliative and terminal care center into a comprehensive pediatric oncology department
    Hana 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...
  71. ncbi Primary care continuity and location of death for those with cancer
    Frederick 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...
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. ncbi Early Austrian multicenter experience with palonosetron as antiemetic treatment for patients undergoing highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy
    Edgar 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...
  74. ncbi Palliative care inpatient service in a comprehensive cancer center: clinical and financial outcomes
    Ahmed 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...
  75. ncbi Communication with referring physicians in a palliative radiotherapy clinic
    Elizabeth 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...
  76. ncbi Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology survey
    Sandra 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...
  77. ncbi A study of transdermal fentanyl in cancer pain at Aichi-Cancer Center
    Kumi 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...
  78. ncbi 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 center
    Kazuki 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...
  79. ncbi Incidence of and risk factors for transferring cancer patients from rehabilitation to acute care units
    Ying 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...
  80. ncbi Adequacy of cancer pain management in a Japanese Cancer Hospital
    Toru 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...
  81. doi Health profiles of older women cancer survivors
    Charles 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...
  82. ncbi Breast cancer survival in different country settings: comparisons between a Filipino resident population, Filipino-Americans and Caucasians
    Maria 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.
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi Audit of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient in a Dutch cancer hospital
    Laetitia Veerbeek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Palliat Care 22:305-8. 2006
  85. pmc Health care utilization by adult Hispanic long-term survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: report from the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Study
    Pinki 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...
  86. ncbi [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...
  87. ncbi Hope in adults, ages 20-59, with advanced stage cancer
    Mary 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...
  88. ncbi Establishing a quality measurement system for cancer care in Japan
    Takahiro 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...
  89. pmc Prognostic indicators of mortality of mechanically ventilated patients with acute leukemia in a comprehensive cancer center
    K J Price
    Department of Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 79:147-55. 2013
    ....
  90. ncbi [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
  91. ncbi [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...
  92. pmc 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...
  93. pmc International collaboration for the prevention of colorectal cancer
    S 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...
  94. ncbi Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer center
    Susan 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...
  95. ncbi [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. ..
  96. ncbi Better coordination needed to fund effective cancer care
    Claire Tilstone
    Lancet Oncol 5:702. 2004
  97. ncbi The business of palliative medicine--Part 3: The development of a palliative medicine program in an academic medical center
    Kristine 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...
  98. ncbi Performance of different radiotherapy workload models
    Lisa 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...
  99. ncbi Where excellence is standard
    Carolyn Scott
    Prof Nurse 20:16-9. 2005
  100. ncbi Managed clinical network in practice--is it working?
    A Gregor
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 15:169-71. 2003
  101. ncbi [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...

Research Grants64

  1. Using the RE-AIM Model to Translate Distress Screening into Cancer Care
    Ruth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  2. The MB-CCOP at Boston Medical Center
    Lisa A Kachnic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    The 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 ..
  3. Interactive CD-ROM for Coping with Breast Cancer
    WILL 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.
  4. Fostering Independence in Nursing and Outcomes Research
    Christopher Friese; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The research projects examine the relationship between the nursing practice environment and outcomes of care for patients with cancer. ..
  5. A Standardized Nursing Intervention Protocol for HCT Patients
    Marcia 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. ..
  6. DISSEMINATING END OF LIFE EDUCATION TO CANCER CENTERS
    Marcia Grant; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  7. Oral Chemotherapy Safety in Ambulatory Oncology: A Proactive Risk Assessment
    SAUL WEINGART; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lessons about oral chemotherapy safety are applicable to other high-alert medications in ambulatory care. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. Morphine versus Methadone as First Line Strong Opioid for Cancer Pain
    Eduardo 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. ..
  9. Methylphenidate for Fatigue in Advanced Cancer Patients
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  10. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo 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. ..
  11. MULTIRISK FACTOR INTERVENTION FOR COLON POLYP PATIENTS
    Karen 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. ..
  12. Colon Cancer Prevention in Low Income Housing Sites
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. SMOKING CESSATION AMONG CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
    Karen 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. ..
  14. A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer Survivors
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors. ..
  15. Economic Evaluations of Emerging Genomic Tests for Early Stage Breast Cancer
    YA CHEN SHIH; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..To estimate the budgetary impact of the emerging pharmacogenomic prognostic and/or predictive tests [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. ITEM BANKING AND CAT FOR QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES
    David Cella; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We will also monitor treatment/management changes, and evaluate acceptability of computer assessments and the perceived benefits of the recommendations. ..
  17. Cardiovascular Status of HAART-Exposed Infants/Children
    Steven 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. ..
  18. CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAM
    Julia 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. ..
  19. Dignity Intervention for Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Harvey Chochinov; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. Polarity Therapy for Cancer-Related Fatigue
    Karen 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. ..
  21. Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life Care
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Post-BBA Changes in Rural Hospital LTC Strategies
    Mary Fennell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  23. CCNY / MSK Cancer Center Partnership
    Bruce Rapkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Physical Activity & Nutrition among Pacific Islander Youth: An Exploratory Study
    SORA TANJASIRI; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Health behaviors in testicular cancer survivors
    Steven Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 09/04, Reissued 4/2006) Page Continuation Format Page [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Genetic Mechanisms of Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors
    Steven 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. ..
  27. For-Profit Ownership and End-of-Life Care
    Elizabeth 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. ..
  28. PEDIATRIC CARDIOMYOPATHY REGISTRY
    Steven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These studies will dramatically increase our understanding of pediatric cardiomyopathy, suggest new areas of research and improved patient management. ..
  29. Illness Perception, Pain, and Symptom Distress in Gastrointestinal Cancers
    Virginia Sun; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This information will help improve the treatment of these cancers, lower patient distress, and improve QOL. ..
  30. Internet-Based Education for Prostate Cancer Screening
    Kathryn L Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Oxidative Stress, DNA Repair & Colorectal Adenoma Risk
    Michael 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. ..
  32. The Library-Based Health Partnership Project
    Bruce 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. ..
  33. HAART Associated Cardiotoxicity in HIV-Infected Children
    Steven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The findings will help determine the need for cardiovascular follow-up, prevention and therapeutic trials. ..
  34. Deep South CanCORS Colorectal and Lung Cancer PDCR Site
    Mona 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. ..
  35. Primary Cardiomyopathies in Children: Research Directions & Strategies
    Steven Lipshultz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. UAB Comprehensive Cancer Ctr/Tuskegee Univ Partnership
    Mona 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. ..
  37. Nursing's Impact on QOL Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer
    Ruth 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. ..
  38. Proxy Perspective on Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer
    ALAN PICKARD; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Health Disparity in Obesity and Diabetes
    Mona Fouad; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The conference will feature both didactic lectures and interactive presentations on possible reasons for health disparities. ..
  40. Methodology of Phase I and II trials of anticancer CAM
    Andrew Vickers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  41. Influenza-pneumococcal synergism: role of neuraminidase
    Jonathan McCullers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  42. 2nd Orthomyxoviruses Research Conference
    Jonathan 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. ..
  43. DNA methylation patterns as biomarker for breast cancer
    Kristin 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. ..
  44. SLEEP, FATIGUE, AND DEXAMETHOSONE IN CHILDHOOD CANCER
    Pamela 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. ..
  45. Lethal synergism between influenza and pneumococcus
    Jonathan McCullers; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  46. Tissue Homogenizaton by Pressure Cycling Technology
    Feng 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 ..
  47. Health Behavior Change in Cancer Patients and Families
    Carolyn 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. ..
  48. Tobacco Control Strategies for Medically At-Risk Youth
    Vida Tyc; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Working Group manuscripts that correspond to each objective will be published as a supplement to the journal, Pediatrics. ..
  49. Reduction of ETS Exposure in Pediatric Cancer Patients
    Vida 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. ..
  50. American Psychosocial Oncology Society 4th Annual Conference
    Ruth 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]..
  51. Psychosocial and Neurocognitive Consequences of Childhood Cancer
    Sean 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]..
  52. PATIENT AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT
    Betty 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. ..
  53. PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF PEDIATRIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT
    Sean 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. ..
  54. Health Information Technology Value in Rural Hospitals
    Marcia 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. ..
  55. End of Life Nursing Education through Graduate Programs
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. ..
  56. Family Home Care for Cancer-Community Based Model
    Barbara Given; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..That would make such interventions compelling additions to clinical practice. ..
  57. Simulation Algorithms for Spatial Pattern Recognition
    Pierre 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]..
  58. Geostatistical software for the analysis of individual-level epidemiologic data
    Pierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. Geostatistical software for health and exposure analysis
    Pierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. Geostatistical software for the space-time analysis of health disparities
    Pierre Goovaerts; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  61. A PCT Sample Preparation System for Proteomic Research and Clinical Diagnostics
    Feng Tao; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PHARMACOGENETIC DATABASE
    Prakash 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. ..