Dion Smyth

Cancer Nursing Practice

Study looks to understand reluctance to engage in healthcare services in some black males

A joint Canadian and English study looked at the reluctance seen in some black men over using a Western healthcare system.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Screening for cancer-related psychological distress reduces hospital admissions

Cancer-related psychological distress can contribute to additional mortality and morbidity, worse healthcare outcomes, increased service use and healthcare costs.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Pregnancy rates lower in cancer survivors than general population, study finds

Study suggests that fewer than one in 15 premenopausal women will preserve their fertility following breast cancer treatment.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Misapprehension in patients prescribed palliative chemotherapy for metastatic cancer

Many patients who are prescribed palliative chemotherapy for metastatic cancer misconstrue the possible effects of such treatment.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Improve cancer nurses’ pain screening and assessment practices through online intervention

This Australian study examined the value of an online educational intervention on the competence of cancer nurses’ pain assessment.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study

Study explores one year incidence of cancer in a community population

Cancer Nursing Practice

Impact of a decision aid on newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients' understanding of active surveillance

American researchers conducted a cross-sectional study on men with early stage prostate cancer who are given evidence based information.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Radiotherapy associated with greater secondary malignancies risks in prostate cancer patients

Study shows overall hazard from external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy remains low.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Systemic review of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for radiation-induced skin necrosis

Study finds that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reduced the symptom burden of patients receiving radiation therapy.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Greater need for pre-test genetic counselling, survey reveals

Researchers from Stanford University in America have conducted a survey on the experiences of those involved in genetic testing.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Sunlight and cancer: what are the risks in the UK?

If a causal relationship is acknowledged, 2 per cent of all cutaneous malignant melanoma in Britain may be ascribed to work-related sunlight exposure, suggest researchers at Imperial College, London.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Can treatments for autoimmune diseases cause neoplastic changes?

Long-term use of azathioprine, an anti-proliferative immunosuppressant antimetabolite, is associated with a seven-fold risk in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, according to a recent US study.

Cancer Nursing Practice

Mammography programme associated with significant reduction in breast cancer deaths

Researchers have conducted an analysis of breast screening processes to determine the...

Paediatric brain tumour
Cancer Nursing Practice

Reflection and problem-based learning may help nurses to care for children with cancer

Preparing children's nurses to provide competent clinical care for children living with...

Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer patient autonomy support associated with higher decision quality scores

A study in breast cancer patients found a link between self-managing ​treatment and...

Fusobacterium nucleatum bacteria
Cancer Nursing Practice

Faecal bacteria act as novel biomarkers for non-invasive diagnosis of colorectal cancer

China sees up to fourfold increase in occurrence of the disease

Cancer Nursing Practice

HPV vaccine reduces cervical pre-cancers in young women

Greater than expected reduction rate in all grades of invasive cervical cancer among women aged 15 to 19 years old

Cancer Nursing Practice

Barriers in HIV-testing oncology patients may be physician-led

Swiss study reveals younger, non-migrant men with cancer more likely to be offered HIV testing