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Sustainability of Tobacco Treatment Programs in the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative

The Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Sustainability Working Group

Background NCI launched the C3I to support the implementation of tobacco treatment programs at NCI-designated Cancer Centers nationwide. 1 C3I has a specific objective “to help cancer centers build and implement sustainable tobacco cessation

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Clinical Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk Based on Family History

Kaylene Ready and Banu Arun

B reast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States with a lifetime risk of 1 in 8 (12%). 1 Multiple risk factors for breast cancer have been identified and include gender, age, race, benign breast disease (atypical ductal

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Randall W. Burt, Jamie A. Cannon, Donald S. David, Dayna S. Early, James M. Ford, Francis M. Giardiello, Amy L. Halverson, Stanley R. Hamilton, Heather Hampel, Mohammad K. Ismail, Kory Jasperson, Jason B. Klapman, Audrey J. Lazenby, Patrick M. Lynch, Robert J. Mayer, Reid M. Ness, Dawn Provenzale, M. Sambasiva Rao, Moshe Shike, Gideon Steinbach, Jonathan P. Terdiman, David Weinberg, Mary Dwyer, and Deborah Freedman-Cass

appropriate. All recommendations are category 2A unless otherwise noted. Clinical trials: NCCN believes that the best management for any cancer patient is in a clinical trial. Participation in clinical trials is especially encouraged. Overview

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Ethical Obligations and Counseling Challenges in Cancer Genetics

Wylie Burke and Nancy Press

Supported in part by grant HG02263 from the National Institutes of Health. References 1. Queller J . Cancer and the maiden . NY Times National Edition , Mar 5 , 2005 . 2. Crawshaw R Rogers DE Pellegrino ED

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A Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic: Opportunities and Challenges

Carmen P. Escalante, Ellen Manzullo, and Rosalie Valdres

The authors receive grant funding from Ortho Biotech Oncology. References 1 Mock V Atkinson A Barsevick A NCCN cancer-related fatigue clinical practice guidelines in oncology . Oncology 2000 ; 14 : 151 – 161 . 2

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Point: TheValue of Predicting Life Expectancy in Men with Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Douglass B. Clayton and Donald A. Urban

The authors have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with the manufacturers of any products discussed in the article or their competitors. References 1. Weeks JC Cook EF O'Day SJ . Relationship of cancer patient

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Mental Illness Stigma as a Barrier to Psychosocial Services for Cancer Patients

Alicia K. Matthews, Patrick W. Corrigan, and Judith Lee Rutherford

of cancer, 1973-1998; feature focuses on cancers with recent increasing trends . J Natl Cancer Inst 93 : 824 – 842 . 2 Ries LG Wingo PA Miller DS . The annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1973-1997, with a special

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Assessment of Pain Caused by Invasive Procedures in Cancer Patients

Jana Portnow, Christine Lim, and Stuart A. Grossman

None of the authors have received any financial support for this study. References 1 McGrath PJ Hsu E Cappelli M . Pain from pediatric cancer: a survey of an outpatient oncology clinic . J Psychosoc Oncol 1990 ; 8 : 109

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Modification and Implementation of NCCN Guidelines on Palliative Care in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Omar Shamieh and Abdul-Rahman Jazieh

A n initiative was launched to adapt several of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Palliative care was one area of cancer treatment selected because of its high

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Representation of Sexual and Gender Minority People in Patient Nondiscrimination Policies of Cancer Centers in the United States

Iman K. Berrahou, Ava Snow, Megan Swanson, and Juno Obedin-Maliver

million LGBTQ cancer survivors living in the United States. 1 , 2 Although it is known that SGM people get cancer, the incidence and prevalence of cancer in this population remain unknown, because no national health surveys or cancer registries routinely