Special Issue "Quality of Life for Cancer Patients"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Prof. Dr. Siu Fun Wong
Professor and Associate Dean of Assessment and Scholarship, Chapman University School of Pharmacy, 9401 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
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Interests: supportive care; EGFRI-induced papulopustular skin rash; cancer care delivery outcome research; drug development
Cancer can impact significantly on the emotional, physical, and mental states of the patients and their caregivers, including survivors. The delivery of coordinated models of care is crucial for maximizing outcomes and quality of life for all patients living with and surviving cancer. A multidisciplinary team model employs a wide range of medical and allied healthcare professionals that consider all relevant treatment and care options adopting a holistic, person- centered approach promotes for personalized treatment plan for each patient. The use of molecular biology and genomic approach to promote the use of translational science in symptom management drives for precision medicine in cancer care. The engagement of both patients and providers is essential to advocate for governments to enable access to symptom control and palliative care.
Cancers, an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on oncology, is planning a Special Issue on "Quality of Life for Cancer Patients". We are seeking for submissions of original research, case reports, and reviews to highlight all these aforementioned developments in optimizing the quality of life of cancer patients. Studies showing meaningful but negative results are also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Siu Fun Wong
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- quality of life
- symptom management
- precision medicine
- cancer care delivery
- barriers to pain relief
- multidisciplinary or interprofessional care