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Jane McNeil Beith, MD, PhD, on Reducing Fear in Cancer Survivors

Jane McNeil Beith, MD, PhD, of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, discusses long-term study results on a psychological intervention, called “Conquer Fear,” designed to reduce clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence in breast, colorectal, and melanoma cancer survivors. (Abstract LBA10000)

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Viviane Hess, MD, on Managing Stress in Newly Diagnosed Patients

Viviane Hess, MD, of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, discusses a Web-based stress management tool, called STREAM, designed to reduce stress and improve quality of life for newly diagnosed cancer patients, who often lack psychological support. (Abstract LBA10002)

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issues in oncology

Gary Rodin, MD, on Advanced Cancer: The CALM Psychological Intervention

Gary Rodin, MD, of the University of Toronto, discusses study findings on a systematic approach to alleviating distress and managing predictable challenges. (Abstract LBA10001)

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supportive care
issues in oncology

Randy L. Wei, MD, PhD, on Radiation Oncologists and Palliative Care

Randy L. Wei, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Irvine, discusses findings from a survey that focused on ASTRO members who assessed their ability to deliver palliative and supportive care, and their access to continuing medical education on the topic (Abstract 105).

hematologic malignancies
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Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN: After Stem Cell Transplant: Enhancing Recovery With Strength Training

Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, discusses study findings that show improvement in physical activity, fatigue, muscle strength, and functional ability (Abstract 190).

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hematologic malignancies

Areej El-Jawahri, MD, on Hematologic Malignancies: Integrating Palliative Care in Treatment

Areej El-Jawahri, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses ways in which palliative care can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, reduce depression and anxiety, and potentially optimize end-of-life care for patients with hematologic malignancies.

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pain management
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Eduardo Bruera, MD, on Managing Opioid Use in Patients With a History of Addiction

Eduardo Bruera, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the need for outpatient palliative care programs to monitor and support these complex patients and their family members.

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symptom management
palliative care

Daniel A. Vorobiof, MD, and Bernardo Leon Rapoport, MD, on NK-1 Inhibitors for CINV: Potentially Practice-Changing Data

Daniel A. Vorobiof, MD, of the Sandton Oncology Centre, and Bernardo Leon Rapoport, MD, of The Medical Oncology Centre of Rosebank, discuss the first study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single dose of intravenous fosaprepitant. The use of this NK1 inhibitor and another (rolapitant) in a...

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Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, on The Effects of Gender on Patients’ Coping Strategies and Stress Management

Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW, of the City of Hope, discusses the ways in which a person’s gender influences how he or she reacts to and copes with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Creating Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss the early days of this new treatment for despair and distress in cancer patients.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Workshops in Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss a meaning-centered psychotherapy workshop they conducted for an international group of clinicians.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Adapting Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Caregivers

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explain how they brought this new treatment to help stressed caregivers of loved ones with cancer.

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Jimmie C. Holland, MD, and Tammy A. Schuler, PhD, on Talking With Patients About Their Distress: A Demonstration

Jimmie C. Holland, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Tammy A. Schuler, PhD, of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, demonstrate a dialogue between a clinician and a recently diagnosed cancer patient whose distress was discovered with the use of the Distress...

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Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAPOS, on Distress Screening in the Community Setting

Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAPOS, of the Yale School of Nursing, discusses the APOS–ACCC project to screen for psychosocial distress in community cancer centers. These model programs improve patient care and the patient experience.

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health-care policy

Jeff Dunn, AO, PhD, GAICD, on Community-Based Response to Cancer

Jeff Dunn, AO, PhD, GAICD, of the Cancer Council Queensland, discusses reducing the burden of cancer on individuals and communities.

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Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, on Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, and William S. Breitbart, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss a powerful treatment approach that is grounded in a moving personal story.

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Robert T. Croyle, PhD, on The 2015 NCI Initiative Expanding Health Care Delivery Research

Robert T. Croyle, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the research program on the variation in the quality of cancer care, our ability to monitor quality and measure outcomes, and understand the psychosocial aspects of care.

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD, on Incorporating Psychosocial Services for Quality Cancer Care

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the Institute of Medicine report on patient-centered care, its relation to psychosocial services, and the role IPOS/APOS members can play.

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Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD, on Standards for Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer

Andrea F. Patenaude, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the challenges to implementing standards for pediatric and adolescent psycho-oncology and looks ahead at next steps in the field.

survivorship
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prostate cancer

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, on The Risk of Suicide After a Cancer Diagnosis

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses what is known about suicide after cancer, the risks faced by prostate cancer patients within the first year after diagnosis, and challenges across the treatment trajectory

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survivorship

Julia H. Rowland, PhD, on The Psychosocial Challenges Cancer Survivors Face

Julia H. Rowland, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the growing number of promising interventions to improve health and function for those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis, as well as those who care for and about them.

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issues in oncology
survivorship

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, and Karen Fasciano, PsyD, on Psycho-Oncology: Where the Field Is Headed

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, of the National Cancer Institute, and Karen Fasciano, PsyD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the challenges of the art and science of psycho-oncology.

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global cancer care

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, and Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, on IPOS-APOS Themes of This Year’s Meeting

Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, of the National Cancer Institute, and Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center, discuss the highlights of this year’s meeting, which for the first time brings together the international and American psychosocial oncology societies.

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Bradley J. Zebrack, PhD, and Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD, on Global Psychosocial Standards of Care for Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

Bradley J. Zebrack, PhD, of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and Ursula Sansom-Daly, PhD, of the University of New South Wales, talk about providing supportive care services that meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

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