Survivorship care provision for patients with hematologic malignancies: The quest for quality evidence

Chan, Raymond Javan & Chan, Alexandre (2015) Survivorship care provision for patients with hematologic malignancies: The quest for quality evidence. Cancer Nursing, 38(5), pp. 414-415.

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Abstract

This is an editorial that depicts the importance for developing more quality evidence to guide the survivorship care provision for patients with hematologic malignancies.

Treatments for hematologic malignancies are often complex and debilitating, with increased risk of immune suppression and infections1. Some patients receive allogeneic stem cell transplantation that often requires in-patient stay of several weeks and life-long medical follow up. In recent years, advances in treatment regimens, and an aging population saw an increasing number of patients living with a hematologic malignancies or surviving curative therapy.2 The increased use of targeted therapies in hematologic malignancies (e.g. rituximab for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, bortezomib in multiple myeloma and imatinib in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia has also resulted in improved overall survival...

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ID Code: 84410
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: haematologic malignancies, blood cancer, survivorship care, survivorship models of care, cancer nursing
DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000288
ISSN: 0162-220X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Haematological Tumours (111206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 22 May 2015 00:45
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2015 19:04

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