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Access to and Appropriateness of Cancer Care: Who Decides?

William T. McGivney

clinicians and on the judgement of experts, in particular. To some extent, the clinical community brought this situation on itself with the variations in care and unnecessary procedure rates that were documented in the late 1980s. Now, unfortunately, the

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The Challenges of Colorectal Cancer Survivorship

Crystal S. Denlinger and Andrea M. Barsevick

Edited by Kerrin G. Robinson

treatment of vaginal stenosis resulting from pelvic radiation therapy . Community Oncology 2006 ; 3 : 665 – 671 . 80 Lindsey I George B Kettlewell M Mortensen N . Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of sildenafil (Viagra) for

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Patterns and Trends of Cancer Screening in Canada: Results From a Contemporary National Survey

Omar Abdel-Rahman

individuals with a confirmed cancer diagnosis. Cross-sectional studies may be more relevant to the assessment of adherence to different cancer screening programs. 7 The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is a cross-sectional study conducted annually and

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Personalizing Medicine Through Personalized Communication: Individuality of the Patient Across Borders and Cultures

Giuseppe Curigliano

) coping with cancer through spirituality and community involvement. 1. The predominant sense of loss associated with breast cancer is a consistent theme for all women, across any latitude or longitude. This loss is both physical and emotional. Women

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Racial Background and Health Behaviors Among Adults With Cancer in Canada: Results of a National Survey

Omar Abdel-Rahman

variable prevalence of different behaviors in different sectors of society. 1 , 9 – 13 The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is a national survey that has been conducted regularly on an annual basis. 14 It provides population

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Low Provider Knowledge Is Associated With Less Evidence-Based Lung Cancer Screening

Jennifer A. Lewis, Heidi Chen, Kathryn E. Weaver, Lucy B. Spalluto, Kim L. Sandler, Leora Horn, Robert S. Dittus, Pierre P. Massion, Christianne L. Roumie, and Hilary A. Tindle

, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, and gynecology within an academic medical center (Vanderbilt University Medical Center [VUMC]) and its affiliated Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including hospital-based and community-based practices. VUMC has an

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oncology with interests including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and thoracic surgery. Dr. D'Amico remains active in the research community with a focus on the molecular biology of lung cancer and esophageal cancer and the genomic analysis of mutations. He

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Social Determinants of Health and Racial Disparities in Cardiac Events in Breast Cancer

Nickolas Stabellini, Mantas Dmukauskas, Marcio S. Bittencourt, Jennifer Cullen, Amie J. Barda, Justin X. Moore, Susan Dent, Husam Abdel-Qadir, Aniket A. Kawatkar, Ambarish Pandey, John Shanahan, Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Kristin A. Waite, Alberto J. Montero, and Avirup Guha

included all patients who had SDOH information available; patients without SDOH information were excluded. Demographic information from the catchment area, primarily based on US Census and American Community Survey data, was included to demonstrate the

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Using the Science of Psychosocial Care to Implement the New American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Distress Screening Standard

Lynne I. Wagner, David Spiegel, and Timothy Pearman

be greatly expanded through integrating resources in the local community, such as Cancer Support Community sites, and nationally (eg, American Cancer Society, CancerCare, LIVESTRONG). Academic and high-volume cancer centers may have greater access

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The Abu Dhabi Declaration: Why the Hustle?

Hamdy A. Azim, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, and Mohammad Jahanzeb

approximately 15% of all cancer patients worldwide. Although this example shows its far-reaching benefit, it also shows that there is plenty of room for expanding its application. A real need exists within the oncology community to have a reliable evidence