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Cancer Nutrition Rehabilitation Program: The Role of Social Work

by D. Townsend, C. Accurso–Massana, C. Lechman msw, S. Duder msw, and M. Chasen.

Read the article in Current Oncology 

Abstract

The Cancer Nutrition Rehabilitation (cnr) program at the McGill University Health Centre is an inter-disciplinary 8-week treatment program offering patients information, education, treatment, and support in areas such as diet, exercise, and rehabilitation, plus resources to address their psychosocial needs.

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Do Recent Studies Demonstrate New Uses For an Age-Old Idea?

by Jonathan Klein, M.D

The April 2011 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, colloquially known as “The Red Journal,” contained a potentially provocative article by Ashamalla et al. from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In it, the authors reported on a study they performed using acupuncture to treat hot flashes in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Using a validated scoring method, which grades hot flashes by multiplying their frequency times their severity, they report that the mean Hot Flash Score (HFS) reported by the 14 patients in their study dropped from 28.3 before treatment to 10.3 at 2 weeks post-treatment, 7.5 at 6 weeks, and 7.0 at 8 weeks; these results were reported to be statistically significant in all cases.

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List compiled by Monisha Sudarshan, M.D.

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Accredited Fellowships in surgical oncology and its sub-specialities in Canada

Royal College Objectives and training requirements for surgical oncology specialities

Staging, Clinical practice guidelines and more

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Accredited Fellowships in surgical oncology and its sub-specialities in Canada

Surgical Oncology

University of Calgary, Calgary

Dr. Gregory McKinnon|
Division of General Surgical Oncology
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 — 29th Street NW
Calgary AB   T2N 4N2
mckinnon@ucalgary.ca

http://medicine.ucalgary.ca/postgrad/programs/surgicaloncology

 

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Fellowship Information

List compiled by Monisha Sudarshan, M.D.

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Accredited Fellowships in surgical oncology and its sub-specialities in Canada

Royal College Objectives and training requirements for surgical oncology specialities

 

Accredited Fellowships in surgical oncology and its sub-specialities in Canada

Surgical Oncology

University of Calgary, Calgary

Dr. Gregory McKinnon|
Division of General Surgical Oncology
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 — 29th Street NW
Calgary AB   T2N 4N2
mckinnon@ucalgary.ca

http://medicine.ucalgary.ca/postgrad/programs/surgicaloncology

 

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Challenges in the Care of Cancer Survivors

We asked our Current Oncology Section Editors how they would define the term “life after cancer” and how that theme presents itself in their chosen fields.  Below is a response from  Dr. Thierry Alcindor, Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine, McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

The outcome of several cancers has improved over the past few decades, owing to advances in surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care. Therefore, taking care of the surviving victim of cancer has now become an integral part of oncology.

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Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Cancer Survivors

We asked our Current Oncology Section Editors how they would define the term “life after cancer” and how that theme presents itself in their chosen fields.  Below is a response from Dr. George Shenouda, Department of Radiation Oncology, Montreal General Hospital:

 

Since the turn of the century, cancer has become the leading cause of death in adults.  Due to an aging population and advances in screening and early diagnosis, more and more patients will be diagnosed and cured from their cancers. These patients will undergo oncological treatments which have a significant impact on the rest of their lives.

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