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Cancer Care: Keeping Up to Date

This guide includes tools and resources on the topic of cancer care.

COVID-19 and Cancer

The following references are sourced from Medline. 

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Recent Irish Research

Lyons P, Kennedy A, Clover AJP. Electrochemotherapy and basal cell carcinomas: First-time appraisal of the efficacy of electrochemotherapy on survivorship using FACE-Q. JPRAS Open. 2020 Dec 25;27:119-128. doi: 10.1016/j.jpra.2020.12.004. PMID: 33490356; PMCID: PMC7809247.

Fleming C, O'Keeffe S, McDermott R, Dunne M, McClean B, León Vintró L. The influence of Acuros XB on dose volume histogram metrics and tumour control probability modelling in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Phys Med. 2020 Dec 19:S1120-1797(20)30305-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.11.030. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33349542.

Collins PM, Brennan MJ, Elliott JA, Abd Elwahab S, Barry K, Sweeney K, Malone C, Lowery A, Mclaughlin R, Kerin MJ. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for luminal a breast cancer: Factors predictive of histopathologic response and oncologic outcome. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec 9:S0002-9610(20)30776-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.11.053. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33334569.

Brady L, Hayes B, Sheill G, Baird AM, Guinan E, Stanfill B, Vlajnic T, Casey O, Murphy V, Greene J, Allott EH, Hussey J, Cahill F, Van Hemelrijck M, Peat N, Mucci L, Cunningham M, Grogan L, Lynch T, Manecksha RP, McCaffrey J, O'Donnell D, Sheils O, O'Leary J, Rudman S, McDermott R, Finn S. Platelet cloaking of circulating tumour cells in patients with metastatic prostate cancer: Results from ExPeCT, a randomised controlled trial. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 18;15(12):e0243928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243928. PMID: 33338056; PMCID: PMC7748139.

Saab MM, Noonan B, Kilty C, FitzGerald S, Collins A, Lyng Á, Kennedy U, O'Brien M, Hegarty J. Awareness and help-seeking for early signs and symptoms of lung cancer: A qualitative study with high-risk individuals. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2020 Nov 24;50:101880. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101880. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33333451.

Journal Titles TOCs

These are RSS feeds for current issues of selected key journal titles for oncology. Click tabs for each aspect of Oncology. 

Lancet Oncology

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Cancer Treatment Reviews

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Clinical Oncology

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These are RSS feeds for current issues of selected key journal titles for oncology.  

Psycho-Oncology

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Cancer Nursing

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These are RSS feeds for current issues of selected key journal titles for oncology. Click tabs for each aspect of Oncology.

European Journal of Oncology Nursing

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Seminars in Oncology Nursing

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These are RSS feeds for current issues of selected key journal titles for oncology. Click tabs for each aspect of Oncology.

Radiotherapy & Oncology

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International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 

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Brachytherapy

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Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice

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Practical Radiation Oncology

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These are RSS feeds for current issues of selected key journal titles for oncology. Click tabs for each aspect of Oncology. 

Cancer

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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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QxMD video guide

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point of care decision making. 

Below are recent cancer related Cochrane clinical questions, click on the links to view answers. 

For people with non‐small cell lung cancer, what are the effects of adjunct chemotherapy? Jane Burch (PhD) and Sera Tort (MD) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3458.

For adults with non‐advanced colorectal cancer, what are the effects of physical activity? Agustín Ciapponi (MD, MSc) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3488.

For adults with locally advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma receiving palliative care, how does doxorubicin monotherapy compare with doxorubicin‐based combination chemotherapy? Jane Burch (PhD) and Sera Tort (MD) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2021. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3469.

What is the accuracy of basal calcitonin for detection of medullary thyroid cancer in people with nodular thyroid disease? Jane Burch (PhD) and Adarsh Gupta (DO, MS, FACOFP) (on behalf of Cochrane Clinical Answers Editors). Cochrane Clinical Answers 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cca.3232.

Practice Update

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Practice Update connects healthcare professionals with news and information for patient care. Practice Update is free, based upon users registering with the site. 

Read by QxMD app

The QxMD app provides the latest articles in full text (through your Athens account). The app can be installed on your phone or tablet or viewed through an internet browser on your desktop/laptop computer.

On a smartphone or tablet

1. Download Read by QxMD by following this link http://qx.md/read or search for us in the app store. 

2. Add your institution, Health Service Executive, Ireland, to your “Account Settings” under “Institutional Access”.

On desktop or laptop computers

A desktop version is also available at https://readbyqxmd.com

When you have signed up for an account, add your institution, Health Service Executive, Ireland, to your “Account Settings” under “Institutional Access”.

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