Cancer: Treatment, Decision Making and Quality of Life

Breanne Lechner (Editor)
Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ronald Chow (Editor)
Infinitas Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada

Natalie Pulenzas (Editor)
Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Marko Popovic (Editor)
Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Na Zhang (Editor)
Professor of Radiation Oncology at Liaoning Province Cancer Hospital in China

Xiaojing Zhang, MD, PhD (Editor)
Department of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, Dalian Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Edward Chow, PhD (Editor)
Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED062000

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In early stages of cancer, patients are often presented with treatment options and encouraged to have shared treatment decisions with their oncologists. Shared decision making becomes particularly important, as several treatment options with different possible outcomes and adverse events exist. For example, women with early breast cancer are counseled on the options of mastectomy versus lumpectomy and radiation. The same principle should also apply in late stages of cancer, where cure is usually not possible in patients with widespread metastases. In these cases, the aim of treatment should be to relieve symptoms and suffering.

Improving quality of life (QOL) rather than tumor control takes priority in palliative care. QOL has also been identified as an important endpoint for new cancer drugs, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); as such, cancer drug approval can be based on improvement of QOL. The use of patient-reported QOL instrument tools help clinicians determine if certain treatments improve QOL. The research of palliative interventions should have QOL assessment to assist clinicians, patients and their family members in shared decision making.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1
Decision Making and Quality of Life in Palliative Care
(Ronald Chow, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Edward Chow, and Joav Merrick, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Section One: Cancer Treatment and Decision Making

Chapter 2
Advances of Palliative Cancer Treatments
(Dominic Chu, Nicholas Chiu, Erin Wong, Nicholas Lao, Carlo DeAngelis, Rachel McDonald, Natalie Pulenzas, Julia Hamer, Marko Popovic, Sherlyn Vuong, and Edward Chow, Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and others)

Chapter 3
A Multidisciplinary Bone Metastases Clinic at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
(Selina Chow, Rachel McDonald, Albert Yee, Joel Finkelstein, Michael Ford, Elizabeth David, Natalie Pulenzas, Ronald Chow, Carlo DeAngelis, and Edward Chow, Bone Metastases Site Group, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 4
Karnofsky Performance Status: Change in Overall Survival Over Time
(Rachel McDonald, Liying Zhang, Gillian Bedard, Erin Wong, Henry Lam, Marko Popovic, Danielle Rodin, Lori Holden, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Cyril Danjoux, Christine Ecclestone, Leigha Rowbottom, and Edward Chow, Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 5
Incorporation of Life Expectancy Estimates in the Treatment of Palliative Care Patients Receiving Radiotherapy: Treatment Approaches in Light of Incomplete Prognostic Models
(Nicholas Chiu, Leonard Chiu, Stephen Lutz, Na Zhang, Breanne Lechner, Natalie Pulenzas, Marko Popovic, Carlo DeAngelis, Milica Milakovic, Ronald Chow and Edward Chow, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 6
Factors Influencing Parental Decision Making for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
(Nemica Thavarajah, Edward Chow, and Jose Arocha, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 7
Self-Care and Burnout in Oncology Professionals
(Christina Crowe, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)

Section Two: Quality of Life

Chapter 8
Quality of Life in Patients with Lung Cancer
(Julia DiGiovanni, Marko Popovic, Edward Chow, David Cella, Jennifer L Beaumont, Jasmine Nguyen, Dominic Chu, MBBCh, Anthony Adili, MBBCh, Natalie Pulenzas, Breanne Lechner, Henry Lam, and Andrew Bottomley, Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 9
Quality of Life in Patients with Brain Metastases
(Nemica Thavarajah, Gillian Bedard, Liying Zhang, David Cella, Jennifer L Beaumont, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Cyril Danjoux, Arjun Sahgal, Hany Soliman, and Edward Chow, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 10
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer Patients
(Christina Crowe, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)

Section Three: Acknowledgements

Chapter 11
About the Editors

Chapter 12
About the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Chapter 13
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Chapter 14
About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

Section Four: Index

Index

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