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  1. Paediatric Oncology Patients’ Definitions of a Good Physician and Good Nurse.Elif Aşikli & Rahime Aydin Er - forthcoming - Nursing Ethics:096973302096149.
    Background: It is stated that the communication and disease experiences of paediatric patients, especially paediatric oncology patients, with healthcare professionals are completely different from those of adults. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the definitions of a good physician and good nurse provided by elementary school-age oncology patients. Research design: In this qualitative research, data were collected through semi-structured individual interviews. The data were evaluated thorough thematic analysis. Participants and research context: Eighteen children hospitalised due to cancer (...)
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  2. Costa, Cancer and Coronavirus: Contractualism as a Guide to the Ethics of Lockdown.Stephen David John & Emma J. Curran - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2020-107103.
    Lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic involve placing huge burdens on some members of society for the sake of benefiting other members of society. How should we decide when these policies are permissible? Many writers propose we should address this question using cost-benefit analysis, a broadly consequentialist approach. We argue for an alternative non-consequentialist approach, grounded in contractualist moral theorising. The first section sets up key issues in the ethics of lockdown, and sketches the apparent appeal of addressing (...)
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  3. To Test or Not to Test: Genetic Cancer Predisposition Testing in Paediatric Patients with Cancer.Sapna Mehta & Dennis John Kuo - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2020-106656.
    Genetic cancer predisposition testing in the paediatric population poses unique ethical dilemmas. Using the hypothetical example of a teenager with cancer with a high probability of having an underlying cancer predisposition syndrome, we discuss the ethical considerations that affect the decision-making process. Because legally these decisions are made by parents, genetic testing in paediatrics can remove a child’s autonomy to preserve his or her own ‘open future’. However, knowledge of results confirming a predisposition syndrome can potentially be beneficial in modifying (...)
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  4. A Systematic Review of Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Indigenous and Minority Peoples.Kate Anderson, Allan ‘Ben' Smith, Abbey Diaz, Joanne Shaw, Phyllis Butow, Louise Sharpe, Afaf Girgis, Sophie Lebel, Haryana Dhillon, Linda Burhansstipanov, Boden Tighe & Gail Garvey - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    While cancer survivors commonly experience fear and anxiety, a substantial minority experience an enduring and debilitating fear that their cancer will return; a condition commonly referred to as fear of cancer recurrence. Despite recent advances in this area, little is known about FCR among people from Indigenous or other ethnic and racial minority populations. Given the high prevalence and poor outcomes of cancer among people from these populations, a robust understanding of FCR among people from these groups is critical. The (...)
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  5. Patients Living With Breast Cancer During the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Role of Family Resilience, Coping Flexibility, and Locus of Control on Affective Responses.Eleonora Brivio, Paolo Guiddi, Ludovica Scotto, Alice V. Giudice, Greta Pettini, Derna Busacchio, Florence Didier, Ketti Mazzocco & Gabriella Pravettoni - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has strongly affected oncology patients. Many screening and treatment programs have been postponed or canceled, and such patients also experience fear of increased risk of exposure to the virus. In many cases, locus of control, coping flexibility, and perception of a supportive environment, specifically family resilience, can allow for positive emotional outcomes for individuals managing complex health conditions like cancer. This study aims to determine if family resilience, coping flexibility, and locus of control can mitigate (...)
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  6. “Lights and Shadows”: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Lived Experience of Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer During Pregnancy.Federica Facchin, Giovanna Scarfone, Giancarlo Tamanza, Silvia Ravani, Federica Francini, Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, Eugenia Di Loreto, Andrea Dell’Acqua & Emanuela Saita - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is a rare event. The most common type of malignancy diagnosed in pregnant women is breast cancer, whose incidence is expected to raise in the next future due to delayed childbirth, as well as to the increased occurrence of the disease at young age. Pregnant women diagnosed with breast cancer are exposed to multiple sources of stress, which may lead to poorer obstetric outcomes, such as preterm birth and low birth weight. In addition, pregnancy involves physiological (...)
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  7. Feelings Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Patients Treated in the Oncology Clinics.Mateusz Grajek, Eliza Działach, Marta Buczkowska, Michał Górski & Elzbieta Nowara - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Background: The number of cancer patients is constantly growing. Both WHO and IARC report that this number may reach up to 24 million new diagnosed cases in the next two decades. The proposed treatment and especially the diagnosis can have a significant impact on an individual's approach to the disease, as well as on the patient's quality of life.Objectives: The study aimed to assess the quality of life, feelings, and fear of cancer-treating oncological patients, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.Material (...)
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  8. Neuronal Effects of Listening to Entrainment Music Versus Preferred Music in Patients With Chronic Cancer Pain as Measured Via EEG and LORETA Imaging.Andrea McGraw Hunt, Jörg Fachner, Rachel Clark-Vetri, Robert B. Raffa, Carrie Rupnow-Kidd, Clemens Maidhof & Cheryl Dileo - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Previous studies examining EEG and LORETA in patients with chronic pain discovered an overactivation of high theta and low beta power in central regions. MEG studies with healthy subjects correlating evoked nociception ratings and source localization described delta and gamma changes according to two music interventions. Using similar music conditions with chronic pain patients, we examined EEG in response to two different music interventions for pain. To study this process in-depth we conducted a mixed-methods case study approach, based on three (...)
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  9. A Discussion on Controversies and Ethical Dilemmas in Prostate Cancer Screening.Satish Chandra Mishra - 2021 - Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (3):152-158.
    Prostate cancer is one of the the most common cancers in men. A blood test called prostate-specific antigen has a potential to pick up this cancer very early and is used for screening of this disease. However, screening for prostate cancer is a matter of debate. Level 1 evidence from randomised controlled trials suggests a reduction in cancer-specific mortality from PCa screening. However, there could be an associated impact on quality of life due to a high proportion of overdiagnosis and (...)
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  10. Cancer and Relationship Dissolution: Perspective of Partners of Cancer Patients.Bahar Nalbant, André Karger & Tanja Zimmermann - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    PurposeCancer can be a burden on the relationship and even lead to relationship dissolution. Previous studies about the impact of cancer on close relationships almost exclusively involve cancer patients. So far, little is known about the views of spouses. Therefore, this study focuses on partners or ex-partners of cancer patients.MethodsIn this cross-sectional study, N = 265 partners or ex-partners of cancer patients are examined regarding a possible separation, the reasons for separation and the influence of the cancer on the relationship. (...)
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  11. Mood Disorder in Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy During the COVID-19 Outbreak.Valerio Nardone, Alfonso Reginelli, Claudia Vinciguerra, Pierpaolo Correale, Maria Grazia Calvanese, Sara Falivene, Angelo Sangiovanni, Roberta Grassi, Angela Di Biase, Maria Angela Polifrone, Michele Caraglia, Salvatore Cappabianca & Cesare Guida - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Introduction: Novel coronavirus is having a devastating psychological impact on patients, especially patients with cancer. This work aims to evaluate mood disorders of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy during COVID-19 in comparison with cancer patients who underwent radiation therapy in 2019.Materials and Methods: We included all the patients undergoing radiation therapy at our department in two-time points and during the COVID-19 outbreak. All the patients were asked to fulfill a validated questionnaire, the Symptom Distress thermometer, and the Beck Depression Inventory (...)
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  12. Depression and Anxiety in Patients With Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Study.Abdallah Y. Naser, Anas Nawfal Hameed, Nour Mustafa, Hassan Alwafi, Eman Zmaily Dahmash, Hamad S. Alyami & Haya Khalil - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    ObjectivesDepression and anxiety persist in cancer patients, creating an additional burden during treatment and making it more challenging in terms of management and control. Studies on the prevalence of depression and anxiety among cancer patients in the Middle East are limited and include many limitations such as their small sample sizes and restriction to a specific type of cancer in specific clinical settings. This study aimed to describe the prevalence and risk factors of depression and anxiety among cancer patients in (...)
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  13. How is cancer complex?Anya Plutynski - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (2):1-30.
    Cancer is typically spoken of as a “complex” disease. But, in what sense are cancers “complex”? Is there one sense, or several? What implications does this complexity have – both for how we study, and how we intervene upon cancers? The aim of this paper is first, to clarify the variety of senses in which cancer is spoken of as "complex" in the scientific literature, and second, to discover what explanatory and predictive roles such features play.
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  14. EMDR in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review.Alberto Portigliatti Pomeri, Anna La Salvia, Sara Carletto, Francesco Oliva & Luca Ostacoli - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    Background: Psychological distress is common among patients with cancer, with severe consequences on their quality of life. Anxiety and depression are the most common clinical presentation of psychological distress in cancer patients, but in some cases cancer may represent a traumatic event resulting in posttraumatic stress disorder. Currently, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is considered an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, but recent studies also showed its effectiveness for anxiety and depression. The aim of the present systematic review is to (...)
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  15. “If You and I and Our Lord...”: A Qualitative Study of Religious Coping in Hodgkin’s Disease.Tor Torbjørnsen, Kenneth I. Pargament, Hans Stifoss-Hanssen, Knut A. Hestad & Lars Johan Danbolt - 2021 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 43 (1):3-20.
    Religious coping and spiritual struggles were qualitatively analyzed in 15 semi-structured interviews with Norwegian Hodgkin’s disease survivors. We asked, How is religious coping expressed in 15 Norwegian Hodgkin’s disease survivors? The analyses were theory-driven, using religious coping and spiritual struggles theories as explorative tools. Especially we focused on coping processes, coping dynamics, coping styles, and coping activities. The analyses show that religiousness functioned as a positive factor in coping with cancer in 14 of the 15 participants, equally distributed as conservational (...)
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  16. ANN for Lung Cancer Detection.Nassar AlIbrahim & Murshidy Suheil - 2020 - International Journal of Engineering and Information Systems (IJEAIS) 3 (3):17-21.
    In this paper, we developed an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for detect the absence or presence of lung cancer in human body. Symptoms were used to diagnose the lung cancer, these symptoms such as Yellow fingers, Anxiety, Chronic Disease, Fatigue, Allergy, Wheezing, Coughing, Shortness of Breath, Swallowing Difficulty and Chest pain. They were used and other information about the person as input variables for our ANN. Our ANN established, trained, and validated using data set, which its title is “survey lung (...)
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  17. Uso Del Concepto Cáncer Como Metáfora Social. Análisis a Través de la Prensa Escrita.Laura Almudéver Campo & Ramón Camaño Puig - 2020 - Studium 25.
    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el uso del término cáncer desde una perspectiva social y su representación en la prensa española a comienzos del siglo xx, en los periódicos La Vanguardia y ABC. A partir de la hemeroteca digital de ambos medios se seleccionaron todas y cada una de las veces que se pudo identificar el término «cáncer» y su aplicación metafórica desde una perspectiva de problemática social, procediéndose a la descripción de los rasgos significativos y al análisis (...)
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  18. Openings in Follow-Up Cancer Consultations: The ‘How Are You?’ Question Revisited.Anne Bannink & Manon van der Laaken - 2020 - Discourse Studies 22 (2):205-220.
    The standard process for starting anamnesis in the follow-up cancer consultation is for the doctor to ask a ‘How are you?’ question. This question gives the patient the opportunity to give a gloss of their general condition and offer the first topic of discussion. Findings in earlier analyses of US and UK data in a broad array of medical contexts show that the question is ambiguous and hence patients may interpret it as social rather than medical. A discourse analysis of (...)
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  19. Personalized Medicine in Practice: Postgenomics From Multiplicity to Immutability.Nadav Even Chorev - 2020 - Body and Society 26 (1):26-54.
    This article explores the ways in which predictive information technologies are used in the field of personalized medicine and the relations between this use and how patients and disease are perceived. This is examined in a qualitative case study of a personalized cancer clinical trial, where oncologists made clinical decisions for each patient based on drug matchings and efficacy predictions produced by bioinformatic technologies and algorithms. I focus on personalized practice itself, as a postgenomic phenomenon, rather than on epistemic, ethical (...)
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  20. Cancer and the Emotions in 18th-Century Literature.Noelle Gallagher - 2020 - Medical Humanities 46 (3):257-266.
    This essay argues that the emotional rhetoric of today’s breast cancer discourse—with its emphasis on stoicism and ‘positive thinking’ in the cancer patient, and its use of sympathetic feeling to encourage charitable giving—has its roots in the long 18th century. While cancer had long been connected with the emotions, 18th-century literature saw it associated with both ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ feelings, and metaphors describing jealousy, love and other sentiments as ‘like a cancer’ were used to highlight the danger of allowing feelings—even (...)
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  21. Breast Cancer and Resilience: The Controversial Role of Perceived Emotional Intelligence.Rocio Guil, Paula Ruiz-González, Ana Merchán-Clavellino, Lucía Morales-Sánchez, Antonio Zayas & Rocio Gómez-Molinero - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    Cancer is a chronic disease that causes the most deaths in the world, being a public health problem nowadays. Even though breast cancer affects the daily lives of patients, many women become resilient after the disease, decreasing the impact of the diagnosis. Based on a positive psychology approach, the concept of co-vitality arises understood as a set of socio-emotional competencies that enhance psychological adaptation. In this sense, emotional intelligence is one of the main protective factors associated with resilience. However, it (...)
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  22. The Importance of Alexithymia in Post-Surgery. Differences on Body Image and Psychological Adjustment in Breast Cancer Patients.Lorena Gutiérrez Hermoso, Lilian Velasco Furlong, Sofía Sánchez-Román & Lorena Salas Costumero - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    Breast cancer is a disease that is difficult to face and that often hinders body acceptance. Body changes due to surgery can be very emotionally challenging for those who experience them. The aim of this study is to explore the differences on body image and psychological adjustment on women with breast cancer with high and low alexithymia according to the type of surgery. In this cross-sectional study, 119 women diagnosed with breast cancer were evaluated with different self-report questionnaires. Afterward, patients (...)
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  23. Role of Public Service Awareness Messages in Developing Precautionary Attitude Towards Breast Cancer Detection Among Pakistani Women.Moneeba Iftikhar & Zahid Yousaf - 2020 - Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies 20 (2):59-78.
    The study was aimed at scrutinizing the effects of the Public Service Awareness Messages about breast cancer detection among women in terms of developing precautionary measures for the life-threatening disease in order to fight against it before time. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among the women around the world and especially in Pakistan. The study has been carried out with a survey with 300 women of Lahore, Pakistan and found that Public Service Awareness Messages have been significantly perceived (...)
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  24. The Vitality of Mortality: Being-Toward-Death and Long-Term Cancer Survivorship.Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox - 2020 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 45 (6):703-724.
    Long-term cancer survivorship is an emerging field that focuses on physical late-effects and psychosocial implications for the inflicted. This study wishes to cast light on the underlying ontological aspect of long-term survivorship by philosophically exploring how being in life post cancer is perceived by survivors. Sixteen in-depth interviews with 14 Danish cancer survivors were conducted by the author. Having faced a life-threatening disease but no longer being in imminent danger of dying, survivors still considered death a defining yet dynamic component (...)
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  25. Testing the Treatment Integrity of the Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Patients With Advanced Cancer.Susan Koranyi, Rebecca Philipp, Leonhard Quintero Garzón, Katharina Scheffold, Frank Schulz-Kindermann, Martin Härter, Gary Rodin & Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    IntroductionThe Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully therapy for patients with advanced cancer was tested against a supportive psycho-oncological counseling intervention in a randomized controlled trial. We investigated whether CALM was delivered as intended ; whether CALM therapists with less experience in psycho-oncological care show higher adherence scores; and whether potential overlapping treatment elements between CALM and SPI can be identified.MethodsTwo trained and blinded raters assessed on 19 items four subscales of the Treatment Integrity Scale covering treatment domains of CALM. A (...)
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  26. Artificial Neural Network for Lung Cancer Detection.Ola Mohammed Abu Kweik, Mohammed Atta Abu Hamid, Samer Osama Sheqlieh, Bassem S. Abu-Nasser & Samy S. Abu-Naser - 2020 - International Journal of Academic Engineering Research (IJAER) 4 (11):1-7.
    Abstract: The effectiveness of cancer prediction system helps the people to know their cancer risk with low cost and it also helps the people to take the appropriate decision based on their cancer risk status. The dataset is collected from the data world website. In this paper, we proposed an Artificial Neural Network for detecting whether lung cancer is found or not in human body. Symptoms were used to diagnose the lung cancer, these symptoms such as Yellow fingers, Anxiety, Chronic (...)
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  27. Identification of Biomarker on Biological and Gene Expression Data Using Fuzzy Preference Based Rough Set.Ujjwal Maulik, Debasis Chakraborty, Ram Sarkar & Shemim Begum - 2020 - Journal of Intelligent Systems 30 (1):130-141.
    Cancer is fast becoming an alarming cause of human death. However, it has been reported that if the disease is detected at an early stage, diagnosed, treated appropriately, the patient has better chances of survival long life. Machine learning technique with feature-selection contributes greatly to the detecting of cancer, because an efficient feature-selection method can remove redundant features. In this paper, a Fuzzy Preference-Based Rough Set blended with Support Vector Machine has been applied in order to predict cancer biomarkers for (...)
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  28. Adherence to Endocrine Therapy and its Relation to Disease‐Free Survival Among Breast Cancer Patients Visiting an Out‐Patient Clinic at Khartoum Oncology Hospital, Sudan.Kamal E. H. Mohamed & Amany Elamin - 2020 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 26 (6):1731-1743.
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  29. Relation of Common ABL Kinase Domain Mutations with Resistance to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibiters in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Middle Euphrates of Iraq.Mohammed Sadeq Mahdi Al- Musawi - 2020 - International Journal of Scientific Research and Management (IJSRM) 8 (02).
    Background: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematopoietic stem cell disease, associated with a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and chromosome 22, lead to the formation of the BCRABL fusion gene (Philadelphia chromosome). This fusion gene is believed to play golden role in the initial development of CML with constitutive tyrosine kinase activation. Successful use of tyrosine kinase inhibiters (TKIs) play a role in improve survival and increase prevalence of CML, but un fortunately mutations in the BCR-ABL kinase domain may (...)
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  30. Psychological Distress in a Sample of Inpatients With Mixed Cancer—A Cross-Sectional Study of Routine Clinical Data.Luisa Peters, Jan Brederecke, Anke Franzke, Martina de Zwaan & Tanja Zimmermann - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    BackgroundThe diagnosis and treatment of cancer are associated with psychological distress that often leads to a significant reduction in emotional and physical well-being and quality of life. Early detection of psychological distress is therefore important. This study aims to assess the psychological distress of inpatient cancer patients using routine clinical data. Furthermore, variables and problems most strongly associated with psychological distress should be identified.Materials and MethodsN = 1,869 inpatients were investigated using the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Distress Thermometer and problem (...)
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  31. A Proposed Expert System for Diagnosing Skin Cancer Using SL5 Object.Mohammed O. Al-Shawwa & Samy S. Abu-Naser - 2019 - International Journal of Academic Information Systems Research (IJAISR) 4 (3):1-9.
    Skin is considered the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. For a patient to recover from any illness or weakness that affects the skin, he/she requires an accurate diagnosis of his/her the situation. In this paper will present an expert system that quickly diagnosis patient’s condition and propose a suitable solution (...)
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  32. Towards a Philosophy of Oncology: Anya Plutynski: Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 280pp, £47.99 HB.Olaf Dammann - 2019 - Metascience 28 (3):393-395.
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  33. Moral Ambivalence Towards the Cancer Drugs Fund.Ilias Ektor Epanomeritakis - 2019 - Journal of Medical Ethics 45 (9):623-626.
    The UK’s Cancer Drugs Fund was introduced in 2010 following the Conservative Party’s promise to address the fact that numerous efficacious cancer drugs were not available because of their cost ineffectiveness, as deduced by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. While, at face value, this policy appears only to promote the UK’s public welfare, a deeper analysis reveals the ethically unjustifiable inconsistencies that the CDF introduces; where is the analogous fund for other equally severe diseases? Have the patients (...)
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  34. What Is Cancer?Daniel M. Hausman - 2019 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 62 (4):778-784.
    Cancer is a puzzling and frightening disease or set of diseases. Cancers have afflicted multicellular living beings for more than 200 million years, and there is evidence of cancers among ancestors of modern humans going back well over a million years. Unlike infectious diseases, parasites, and many environmental diseases, cancer is not primarily caused by some entity that is foreign to our bodies. Its agents of destruction are human cells that have, as it were, slipped their reins, and have been (...)
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  35. Cognitive Performance and Psychological Distress in Breast Cancer Patients at Disease Onset.Jochen Kaiser, Jörg Dietrich, Miena Amiri, Isa Rüschel, Hazal Akbaba, Nonda Hantke, Klaus Fliessbach, Bianca Senf, Christine Solbach & Christoph Bledowski - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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  36. Randomized Controlled Trials for Diagnostic Imaging: Conceptual and Pratical Problems.Elisabetta Lalumera & Stefano Fanti - 2019 - Topoi 38 (2):395-400.
    We raise a problem of applicability of RCTs to validate nuclear diagnostic imaging tests. In spite of the wide application of PET and other similar techniques that use radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic purposes, RCT-based evidence on their validity is sparse. We claim that this is due to a general conceptual problem that we call Prevalence of Treatment, which arises in connection with designing RCTs for testing any diagnostic procedure in the present context of medical research, and is particularly apparent in this (...)
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  37. Anya Plutynski, explaining cancer. Finding order in disorder, oxford: Oxford university press, 2018, 280pp., £47.99. [REVIEW]Lucie Laplane - 2019 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (4):43.
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  38. Anya Plutynski, explaining cancer. Finding order in disorder, oxford: Oxford university press, 2018, 280pp., £47.99. [REVIEW]Lucie Laplane - 2019 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 41 (4):43.
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  39. Metastatic Metaphors: Poetry, Cancer Imagery, and the Imagined Self.Lois Leveen - 2019 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 62 (4):737-757.
    In 1997, the poet Judy Rowe Michaels was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Over the ensuing 20-plus years, she has published four books of poetry and experienced six recurrences of the disease. This double corpus—the body of literary work produced by a body affected by illness, diagnosis, treatment, remission, and recurrence—provides rich insight into experiences of health, disease, and medical care. But I find Michaels's poetry especially significant because it also offers a means to examine what poetry does, and doesn't do, (...)
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  40. The Paradoxical Body: A Glimpse of a Deeper Truth Through Relatives’ Stories.Vibeke Bruun Lorentsen, Dagfinn Nåden & Berit Sæteren - 2019 - Nursing Ethics 26 (6):1611-1622.
    Background: People with progressive cancer experience that their bodies change due to disease and/or treatment. The body is integral to the unity of the human being, a unity that must be perceived as whole if dignity shall be experienced. Relatives are in touch with the suffering bodies of their dear ones, physically, socially, mentally, and existentially, and thus the relatives’ experiences of the bodies of their dear ones might yield insight into the concept of dignity. Aim: The aim of this (...)
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  41. The Bible as Coping Tool: Its Use and Psychological Functions in a Sample of Practicing Christians Living with Cancer.Mikael Lundmark - 2019 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 41 (2):141-158.
    This study addresses the Bible as a coping tool in a sample of Swedish practising Christians living with cancer, gathered through a qualitative, in-depth interview study, on religious experiences and expressions that serve in the process of coping with a life situation changed by the disease. Through content analyses, and case studies combining tools from Pargament’s coping theory with, above all, role theory, it is shown that the Bible is a part of the coping process for approximately half of the (...)
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  42. Lung Cancer Detection Using Artificial Neural Network.Ibrahim M. Nasser & Samy S. Abu-Naser - 2019 - International Journal of Engineering and Information Systems (IJEAIS) 3 (3):17-23.
    In this paper, we developed an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for detect the absence or presence of lung cancer in human body. Symptoms were used to diagnose the lung cancer, these symptoms such as Yellow fingers, Anxiety, Chronic Disease, Fatigue, Allergy, Wheezing, Coughing, Shortness of Breath, Swallowing Difficulty and Chest pain. They were used and other information about the person as input variables for our ANN. Our ANN established, trained, and validated using data set, which its title is “survey lung (...)
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  43. Phenomenology of Depression of Cancer-Improved Patients and Reaching to Philosophy - Therapy as a Caring Approach.Behnaz Sadeghzadeh Oskouei, Mahmoud Sufiani & Esmat Mehrabi - 2019 - Philosophical Investigations 13 (27):139-158.
    Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The characteristics of resistance to treatment and its rapid progress are the high mortality rate reasons. Patients who have been diagnosed with the disease are losing their self-awareness, which itself has a negative effect on the treatment process. However, it seems that such patients need to be considered on depressive disorders even after complete treatment of cancer. After receiving the bad news of cancer; patient, his/her family, be anxious. (...)
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  44. Cancer Modeling: The Advantages and Limitations of Multiple Perspectives.A. Plutynski - 2019 - In Michela Massimi & Casey McCoy (eds.), Understanding Perspectivism: Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects. New York: Routledge.
    Cancer is a paradigmatic case of a complex causal process; causes of cancer operate at a variety of temporal and spatial scales, and the respects in which these causes act and interact are diverse. There are, for instance, temporal order effects, organizational effects, structural effects, and dynamic relationships between causes operating at different temporal and spatial scales. Because of this complexity, models of cancer initiation and progression often involve deliberate choices to focus on one time scale, one causal pathway, or (...)
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  45. Cancer.Anya Plutynski - 2019 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Cancer—and scientific research on cancer—raises a variety of compelling philosophical questions. This entry will focus on four topics, which philosophers of science have begun to explore and debate. First, scientific classifications of cancer have as yet failed to yield a unified taxonomy. There is a diversity of classificatory schemes for cancer, and while some are hierarchical, others appear to be “cross-cutting,” or non-nested. This literature thus raises a variety of questions about the nature of the disease and disease classification. Second, (...)
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  46. Review of Anya Plutynski’s Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder. [REVIEW]Miriam Solomon - 2019 - Biology and Philosophy 34 (3):37.
    Anya Plutynski’s Explaining Cancer extends the insights of contemporary philosophy of biology to research on cancer and cancer treatment. Cancer is conceptualized as a complex process for which a pluralist theoretical approach is the most appropriate. This review essay explores implications for philosophy of science and cancer research.
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  47. Diagnosing Breast Cancer Using Expert System.Suheir H. Almurshidi - 2018 - Dissertation, Al-Azhar University, Gaza
    The “Expert System for Diagnosing Breast Cancer" is used to assist medical students to improve their education on diagnosis and counseling the process of analyzing the biopsy image of the microscope, determining the type of tumor and the treatment method for each case and identifying the disease related questions. According to the Ministry of Health in its annual report in Gaza, between 2009 and 2014 there are 7069 cases of breast cancer, and in 2014 there are 1502 cases of breast (...)
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  48. Breast Cancer Knowledge Based System.Suheir H. Almurshidi & Samy S. Abu-Naser - 2018 - International Journal of Academic Health and Medical Research (IJAHMR) 2 (12):7-22.
    The Knowledge Based System for Diagnosing Breast Cancer is used to assist medical students to improve their education on diagnosis and counseling the process of analyzing the biopsy image of the microscope, determining the type of tumor and the treatment method for each case and identifying the disease related questions. According to the Ministry of Health in its annual report in Gaza, between 2009 and 2014 there are 7069 cases of breast cancer, and in 2014 there are 1502 cases of (...)
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  49. More Than One Way to Measure? A Casuistic Approach to Cancer Clinical Trials.Mattia Andreoletti - 2018 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 61 (2):174-190.
    In recent years, science and technology have made great progress towards a better understanding of fundamental biological mechanisms of the diseases. Physicians, relying just on their own clinical experience, have long recognized that each patient is different from every other patient in many aspects. It is a matter of simple facts that many patients die without responding to any treatment, while others with the same disease survive. In oncology, the variability of treatment response has been a long-standing problem. Nowadays, thanks (...)
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  50. Effect of Spiritual-Religious Intervention on Illness Perception in Women with Breast Cancer.Safoora Davari, Isaac Rahimian Boogar, Siavash Talepasand & Mohamad Reza Evazi - 2018 - Health, Spirituality and Medical Ethics 5 (4):28-35.
    Background and Objectives: Due to the high prevalence of breast cancer, as well as the improved survival of the patients affected with this disease, management and adaptation to this disease are very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of spiritual/religious intervention on the illness perception of women with breast cancer. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 45 women with breast cancer using a pretest-posttest design. The participants were divided into three groups of intervention, placebo, (...)
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