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From the MASCC Journal, Supportive Care in Cancer

“Use of olanzapine for the relief of nausea and vomiting in patients with advanced cancer: a multicenter survey in Japan”

“Screening for psychological distress in follow-up care to identify head and neck cancer patients with untreated distress” 

“Long-term safety of fentanyl sublingual spray in opioid-tolerant patients with breakthrough cancer pain” 

“Detrimental social interactions predict loss of dignity among patients with cancer” 

“Is it possible to detect an improvement in cancer pain management? A comparison of two Norwegian cross-sectional studies conducted 5 years apart” 

“PRO-ONKO—selection of patient-reported outcome assessments for the clinical use in cancer patients—a mixed-method multicenter cross-sectional exploratory study” 

“Scrambler Therapy for the management of chronic pain”

“Psychological flexibility correlates with patient-reported outcomes independent of clinical or sociodemographic characteristics” 

“A web-based intervention (RESTORE) to support self-management of cancer-related fatigue following primary cancer treatment: a multi-centre proof of concept randomised controlled trial” 

“Taxane acute pain syndrome (TAPS) in patients receiving taxane-based chemotherapy for breast cancer—a systematic review” 

“The association between patient’s and partner’s fatigue in couples coping with colorectal cancer: a longitudinal study” 

“Sleep disorders in breast cancer survivors” 

“Characteristics and predictors of fatigue among men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a controlled comparison” 

“Assessing cancer-related distress in cancer patients and caregivers receiving outpatient psycho-oncological counseling” 

“Chemotherapy-induced gut toxicity and pain: involvement of TLRs” 

“Do-not-resuscitate orders and related factors among family surrogates of patients in the emergency department” 

“Symptom burden in long-term germ cell tumor survivors” 

“Efficacy of venlafaxine for the relief of taxane and oxaliplatin-induced acute neurotoxicity: a single-center retrospective case–control study” 

“Family caregiving challenges in advanced colorectal cancer: patient and caregiver perspectives” 

“Changes in physical functioning and muscle strength in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a controlled comparison” 

“Prediction of critical weight loss during radiation treatment in head and neck cancer patients is dependent on BMI” 

“Polypharmacy in the terminal stage of cancer” 

“Safe and effective deodorization of malodorous fungating tumors using topical metronidazole 0.75 % gel (GK567): a multicenter, open-label, phase III study (RDT.07.SRE.27013)” 

“Treatment of taxane acute pain syndrome (TAPS) in cancer patients receiving taxane-based chemotherapy—a systematic review” 

“Health-related quality of life in patients with metastatic, relapsed, or inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in India” 

“Treatment of cancer patients in their last month of life: aimless chemotherapy” 

“Revisiting classification of pain from bone metastases as mild, moderate, or severe based on correlation with function and quality of life” 

“Antiepileptic drug treatment in the end-of-life phase of glioma patients: a feasibility study” 

“Pilot evaluation of scrambler therapy for pain induced by bone and visceral metastases and refractory to standard therapies” 

“Dysgeusia and weight loss under treatment with vismodegib: benefit of nutritional management” 

“Cancer patients’ respect experiences in relation to perceived communication behaviours from hospital staff: analysis of the 2012–2013 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey” 

“Do-not-resuscitate orders among advanced-stage Chinese lung cancer patients who died in hospital” 

“Malignancy associated hypercalcaemia-responsiveness to IV bisphosphonates and prognosis in a palliative population” 

“Evaluating the efficacy of a self-guided Web-based CBT intervention for reducing cancer-distress: a randomised controlled trial” 

“A new once-a-day fentanyl citrate patch (Fentos® Tape) could be a new treatment option in patients with end-of-dose failure using a 72-h transdermal fentanyl matrix patch” 

“Phase II evaluation of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) for the treatment of hot flashes” 

“MC11C4: a pilot randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of venlafaxine to prevent oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy” 

“Factors associated with aggressive end of life cancer care” 

“The effect of melatonin on sleep and quality of life in patients with advanced breast cancer” 

“Understanding domains of health-related quality of life concerns of Singapore Chinese patients with advanced cancer: a qualitative analysis” 

“Reversal of muscle atrophy by Zhimu and Huangbai herb pair via activation of IGF-1/Akt and autophagy signal in cancer cachexia” 

“Differences of symptoms in head and neck cancer patients with and without lymphedema” 

“Pain and analgesic use associated with skeletal-related events in patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases” 

“Buspirone for management of dyspnea in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized placebo-controlled URCC CCOP study” 

“Fatigue and its associated psychosocial factors in cancer patients on active palliative treatment measured over time” 

“Subtypes of depression in cancer patients: an empirically driven approach” 

“Chemotherapy at end-of-life: an integration of oncology and palliative team” 

“National Cancer Institute-supported chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy trials: outcomes and lessons” 

“Can pregabalin prevent paclitaxel-associated neuropathy?—An ACCRU pilot trial” 

“Improving psychosocial outcomes for caregivers of people with poor prognosis gastrointestinal cancers: a randomized controlled trial (Family Connect)” 

“Efficacy and safety of an amino acid jelly containing coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine in controlling fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a multi-institutional, randomized, exploratory trial (JORTC-CAM01)” 

“The assessment of anorexia in patients with cancer: cut-off values for the FAACT–A/CS and the VAS for appetite” 

“Constipation in specialized palliative care: factors related to constipation when applying different definitions” 

“Skeletal related events in patients with bone metastasis arising from non-small cell lung cancer” 

“Cancer and quality of life in spousal dyads: spillover in couples with and without cancer-related health problems” 

“Assessing the psychosocial needs and program preferences of adolescents and young adults with cancer” 

“Inadequate pain management in cancer patients attending an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic” 

“Implementation of NCCN Palliative Care Guidelines by member institutions” 

“Breakthrough pain and its treatment: critical review and recommendations of IOPS (Italian Oncologic Pain Survey) expert group” 

“Effects of aerobic exercise on cancer-related fatigue: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” 

“Non-pharmacological cancer pain interventions in populations with social disparities: a systematic review and meta-analysis”