Review Collection: Cancer

419 reviews

General 219 reviews
Brain 22 reviews
Breast 23 reviews
Colorectal 20 reviews
Lung 38 reviews
Melanoma 4 reviews
Other 73 reviews
Prostate 12 reviews
Stomach 12 reviews

General: 219 reviews


Alyami HM, Chan RJ, New K. End-of-life care preferences for people with advanced cancer and their families in intensive care units: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 17. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04844-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Ariyawardana A, Cheng KKF, Kandwal A, Tilly V, Al-Azri AR, Galiti D, Chiang K, Vaddi A, Ranna V, Nicolatou-Galitis O, Lalla RV, Bossi P, Elad S. Systematic review of anti-inflammatory agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04888-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Armstrong M, Flemming K, Kupeli N, Stone P, Wilkinson S, Candy B. Aromatherapy, massage and reflexology: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the perspectives from people with palliative care needs. Palliat Med. 2019 May 6:269216319846440. doi: 10.1177/0269216319846440. [Epub ahead of print]

Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Espeleta HC, Gamwell KL, Baudino M, Delozier AM, Chaney JM, Matt Alderson R, Mullins LL. The Relationship Between Parent and Child Distress in Pediatric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Jul 1. pii: jsz051. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz051. [Epub ahead of print]

Bannon M, Ernecoff NC, Dionne-Odom JN, Zimmermann C, Corbelli J, Klein-Fedyshin M, Arnold RM, Schenker Y, Kavalieratos D. Comparison of Palliative Care Interventions for Cancer versus Heart Failure Patients: A Secondary Analysis of a Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0513. [Epub ahead of print]

Beauchemin M, Murray MT, Sung L, Hershman DL, Weng C, Schnall R. Clinical decision support for therapeutic decision-making in cancer: A systematic review. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Oct;130:103940. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.07.019. Epub 2019 Aug 12.

Bernard P, Savard J, Steindorf K, Sweegers MG, Courneya KS, Newton RU, Aaronson NK, Jacobsen PB, May AM, Galvao DA, Chinapaw MJ, Stuiver MM, Griffith KA, Mesters I, Knoop H, Goedendorp MM, Bohus M, Thorsen L, Schmidt ME, Ulrich CM, Sonke GS, van Harten W, Winters-Stone KM, Velthuis MJ, Taaffe DR, van Mechelen W, Kersten MJ, Nollet F, Wenzel J, Wiskemann J, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Brug J, Buffart LM. Effects and moderators of exercise on sleep in adults with cancer: Individual patient data and aggregated meta-analyses. J Psychosom Res. 2019 Sep;124:109746. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109746. Epub 2019 Jun 23.

Bowen JM, Gibson RJ, Coller JK, Blijlevens N, Bossi P, Al-Dasooqi N, Bateman EH, Chiang K, de Mooij C, Mayo B, Stringer AM, Tissing W, Wardill HR, van Sebille YZA, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Keefe DM, Lalla RV, Cheng KKF, Elad S. Systematic review of agents for the management of cancer treatment-related gastrointestinal mucositis and clinical practice guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Oct;27(10):4011-4022. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04892-0. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

Bozzetti F. The role of parenteral nutrition in patients with malignant bowel obstruction. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 17. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04948-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Brown D, Watson M, Schloss J. Pharmacological evidence of medicinal cannabis in oncology: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04774-5. [Epub ahead of print]

​Cai R, Zimmermann C, Krzyzanowska M, Granton J, Hannon B. Thromboprophylaxis for inpatients with advanced cancer in palliative care settings: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Mar 1:269216319830860. doi: 10.1177/0269216319830860. [Epub ahead of print]

Cheng BT, Rost M, De Clercq E, Arnold L, Elger BS, Wangmo T. Palliative care initiation in pediatric oncology patients: A systematic review. Cancer Med. 2019 Jan;8(1):3-12. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1907. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cheng L, Liu F, Feng S, Wang Y, Gu Y, Kang Q. Symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age: an integrative review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Apr 10. pii: S0885-3924(19)30167-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.03.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Davies A, Leach C, Caponero R, Dickman A, Fuchs D, Paice J, Emmanuel A. MASCC recommendations on the management of constipation in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Aug 9. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05016-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Dimitrov L, Moschopoulou E, Korszun A. Interventions for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress Symptoms: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Psychooncology. 2019 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/pon.5055. [Epub ahead of print]

Edwards Z, Ziegler L, Craigs C, Blenkinsopp A, Bennett MI. Pharmacist educational interventions for cancer pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Pharm Pract. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12516. [Epub ahead of print]

Gessler D, Juraskova I, Sansom-Daly UM, Shepherd HL, Patterson P, Muscat DM. Clinician-patient-family decision-making and health literacy in adolescents and young adults with cancer and their families: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Psychooncology. 2019 May 20. doi: 10.1002/pon.5110. [Epub ahead of print]

Hall CC, Cook J, Maddocks M, Skipworth RJE, Fallon M, Laird BJ. Combined exercise and nutritional rehabilitation in outpatients with incurable cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Apr 3. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04749-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Hall ET, Singhal S, Dickerson J, Gabster B, Wong HN, Aslakson RA, Schapira L; AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group. Patient-Reported Outcomes for Cancer Patients Receiving Checkpoint Inhibitors: Opportunities for Palliative Care-A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jul;58(1):137-156.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.03.015. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Häuser W, Welsch P, Klose P, Radbruch L, Fitzcharles MA. Efficacy, tolerability and safety of cannabis-based medicines for cancer pain : A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Schmerz. 2019 May 9. doi: 10.1007/s00482-019-0373-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Hauskov Graungaard A, Roested Bendixen C, Haavet OR, Smith-Sivertsen T, Mäkelä M. Somatic symptoms in children who have a parent with cancer: A systematic review. Child Care Health Dev. 2019 Mar;45(2):147-158. doi: 10.1111/cch.12647.

Heckel L, Heynsbergh NL, Livingston PM. Are cancer helplines effective in supporting caregivers? A systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04807-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Hoerger M, Wayser GR, Schwing G, Suzuki A, Perry LM. Impact of Interdisciplinary Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care on Survival and Quality of Life in Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Ann Behav Med. 2019 Jun 4;53(7):674-685. doi: 10.1093/abm/kay077.

Hong CHL, Gueiros LA, Fulton JS, Cheng KKF, Kandwal A, Galiti D, Fall-Dickson JM, Johansen J, Ameringer S, Kataoka T, Weikel D, Eilers J, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Lalla RV, Bossi P, Elad S. Systematic review of basic oral care for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04848-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Hughes JG, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Witt CM, Cummings M, Fisher P. Assessment of the quality of reporting in studies of acupuncture for patients with cancer using the STRICTA guidelines. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12:acupmed2017011592. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2017-011592. [Epub ahead of print]

Johnston L, Young J, Campbell K. The implementation and impact of Holistic Needs Assessments for people affected by cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May;28(3):e13087. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13087. Epub 2019 May 14.

Kang KA, Han SJ, Lim YS, Kim SJ. Meaning-Centered Interventions for Patients With Advanced or Terminal Cancer: A Meta-analysis. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Jul/Aug;42(4):332-340. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000628.

Levoy K, Salani DA, Buck H. A Systematic Review and Gap Analysis of Advance Care Planning Intervention Components and Outcomes Among Cancer Patients Using the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):118-139.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.502. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Licqurish SM, Cook OY, Pattuwage LP, Saunders C, Jefford M, Koczwara B, Johnson CE, Emery JD. Tools to facilitate communication during physician-patient consultations in cancer care: An overview of systematic reviews. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 Jul 24. doi: 10.3322/caac.21573. [Epub ahead of print]

Livergant J, Howard M, Klein J. Barriers to Referral for Palliative Radiotherapy by Physicians: A Systematic Review. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2019 Jan;31(1):e75-e84. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2018.09.009. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

Lundquist DM, Berry DL. Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Advanced Cancer: An Integrative Review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2019 Jul 1;46(4):451-458. doi: 10.1188/19.ONF.451-458.

Makhlouf SM, Pini S, Ahmed S, Bennett MI. Managing Pain in People with Cancer-a Systematic Review of the Attitudes and Knowledge of Professionals, Patients, Caregivers and Public. J Cancer Educ. 2019 May 22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01548-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Martin C, Shrestha A, Burton M, Collins K, Wyld L. How are caregivers involved in treatment decision-making for older people with dementia and a new diagnosis of cancer? Psychooncology. 2019 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/pon.5070. [Epub ahead of print]

Millard SK, de Knegt NC. Cancer Pain in People With Intellectual Disabilities: Systematic Review and Survey of Health Care Professionals. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jul 19. pii: S0885-3924(19)30386-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.07.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Park CL, Pustejovsky JE, Trevino K, Sherman AC, Esposito C, Berendsen M, Salsman JM. Effects of psychosocial interventions on meaning and purpose in adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer. 2019 Jul 15;125(14):2383-2393. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32078. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

Pyke-Grimm KA, Franck LS, Patterson Kelly K, Halpern-Felsher B, Goldsby RE, Kleiman A, Rehm RS. Treatment Decision-Making Involvement in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2019 Jan 13;46(1):E22-E37. doi: 10.1188/19.ONF.E22-E37.

Qian Y, Wu Y, Rozman de Moraes A, Yi X, Geng Y, Dibaj S, Liu D, Naberhuis J, Bruera E. Fan Therapy for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Adults: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep;58(3):481-486. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.011. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Robert R, Stavinoha P, Jones BL, Robinson J, Larson K, Hicklen R, Smith B, Perko K, Koch K, Findley S, Weaver MS. Spiritual assessment and spiritual care offerings as a standard of care in pediatric oncology: A recommendation informed by a systematic review of the literature. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Apr 29:e27764. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27764. [Epub ahead of print]

Sheill G, Guinan E, Brady L, Hevey D, Hussey J. Exercise interventions for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review of recruitment, attrition, and exercise adherence rates. Palliat Support Care. 2019 May 21:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000312. [Epub ahead of print]

Shrestha A, Martin C, Walters S, Collins K, Burton M, Wyld L. Quality of life versus Length of Life Considerations in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Literature Review. Psychooncology. 2019 Jul;28(7):1367-1380. doi: 10.1002/pon.5054. Epub 2019 May 15.

Sotoudeh S, Mahdavi H, Tahmasebi M. Crises in Caring for Dying Patients Regarding Cancer Within Iranian Cultural Backgrounds: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Int J Cancer Manag. 2019 Feb;12(2). doi: 10.5812/ijcm.87245. 

Spelten ER, Geerse O, van Vuuren J, Timmis J, Blanch B, Duijts S, MacDermott S. Factors influencing the engagement of cancer patients with advance care planning: A scoping review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May;28(3):e13091. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13091. Epub 2019 May 9.

Teo I, Krishnan A, Lee GL. Psychosocial interventions for advanced cancer patients: A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2019 May 11. doi: 10.1002/pon.5103. [Epub ahead of print]

Tian L, Cao X, Feng X. Evaluation of psychometric properties of needs assessment tools in cancer patients: A systematic literature review. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 8;14(1):e0210242. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210242. eCollection 2019.

Tobberup R, Thoresen L, Falkmer UG, Yilmaz MK, Solheim TS, Balstad TR. Effects of current parenteral nutrition treatment on health-related quality of life, physical function, nutritional status, survival and adverse events exclusively in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic literature review. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2019 Jul;139:96-107. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2019.04.014. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Ugalde A, Gaskin CJ, Rankin NM, Schofield P, Boltong A, Aranda S, Chambers S, Krishnasamy M, Livingston PM. A systematic review of cancer caregiver interventions: Appraising the potential for implementation of evidence into practice. Psychooncology. 2019 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/pon.5018. [Epub ahead of print]

Wu C, Zheng Y, Duan Y, Lai X, Cui S, Xu N, Tang C, Lu L. Nonpharmacological Interventions for Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2019 Apr;16(2):102-110. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12352. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Xiao J, Chow KM, Liu Y, Chan CWH. Effects of dignity therapy on dignity, psychological well-being, and quality of life among palliative care cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2019 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/pon.5162. [Epub ahead of print]

Yarom N, Hovan A, Bossi P, Ariyawardana A, Jensen SB, Gobbo M, Saca-Hazboun H, Kandwal A, Majorana A, Ottaviani G, Pentenero M, Nasr NM, Rouleau T, Lucas AS, Treister NS, Zur E, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Cheng KKF, Barasch A, Lalla RV, Elad S. Systematic review of natural and miscellaneous agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines-part 1: vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Oct;27(10):3997-4010. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04887-x. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

Yusufov M, Braun IM, Pirl WF. A systematic review of substance use and substance use disorders in patients with cancer. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0163-8343(18)30527-9. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.04.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Zadik Y, Arany PR, Fregnani ER, Bossi P, Antunes HS, Bensadoun RJ, Gueiros LA, Majorana A, Nair RG, Ranna V, Tissing WJE, Vaddi A, Lubart R, Migliorati CA, Lalla RV, Cheng KKF, Elad S. Systematic review of photobiomodulation for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Oct;27(10):3969-3983. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04890-2. Epub 2019 Jul 8.


Abahussin AA, West RM, Wong DC, Ziegler LE. PROMs for pain in adult cancer patients: a systematic review of measurement properties. Pain Pract. 2018 May 17. doi: 10.1111/papr.12711. [Epub ahead of print]

Al Daken LI, Ahmad MM. The implementation of mindfulness-based interventions and educational interventions to support family caregivers of patients with cancer: A systematic review. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12286. [Epub ahead of print]

Anshasi HA, Ahmad M. An assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Aug;32:163-168. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.06.013. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Bauereiß N, Obermaier S, Özünal SE, Baumeister H. Effects of existential interventions on spiritual, psychological and physical well-being in adult patients with cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychooncology. 2018 Jun 29. doi: 10.1002/pon.4829. [Epub ahead of print]

Bell JA, Galaznik A, Huelin R, Stokes M, Guo Y, Fram RJ, Faller DV. Effectiveness and Safety of Therapeutic Regimens for Elderly Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Systematic Literature Review. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2018 May 10. pii: S2152-2650(18)30131-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Bouya S, Balouchi A, Maleknejad A, Koochakzai M, AlKhasawneh E, Abdollahimohammad A. Cancer Pain Management Among Oncology Nurses: Knowledge, Attitude, Related Factors, and Clinical Recommendations: a Systematic Review. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Oct 12. doi: 10.1007/s13187-018-1433-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Buffart LM, Sweegers MG, May AM, Chinapaw MJ, van Vulpen JK, Newton RU, Galvão DA, Aaronson NK, Stuiver MM, Jacobsen PB, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM, Steindorf K, Irwin ML, Hayes S, Griffith KA, Lucia A, Herrero-Roman F, Mesters I, van Weert E, Knoop H, Goedendorp MM, Mutrie N, Daley AJ, McConnachie A, Bohus M, Thorsen L, Schulz KH, Short CE, James EL, Plotnikoff RC, Arbane G, Schmidt ME, Potthoff K, van Beurden M, Oldenburg HS, Sonke GS, van Harten WH, Garrod R, Schmitz KH, Winters-Stone KM, Velthuis MJ, Taaffe DR, van Mechelen W, José Kersten M, Nollet F, Wenzel J, Wiskemann J, Brug J, Courneya KS. Targeting Exercise Interventions to Patients With Cancer in Need: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy161. [Epub ahead of print]

Candy B, Jones L, Vickerstaff V, Larkin PJ, Stone P. Mu-opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jun 5;6:CD006332. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006332.pub3. [Epub ahead of print]

Cheng L, Wang L, He M, Feng S, Zhu Y, Rodgers C. Perspectives of children, family caregivers, and health professionals about pediatric oncology symptoms: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Sep;26(9):2957-2971. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4257-3. Epub 2018 May 17.

Coughtrey A, Millington A, Bennett S, Christie D, Hough R, Su MT, Constantinou MP, Shafran R. The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Psychological Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):1004-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.022. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Cuthbert CA. The Role of Physical Activity in Supporting Health and Wellbeing in Family Caregivers to Cancer Patients. Dissertation abstracts international. B, The sciences and engineering. 2018;78(11-B(E)).

Darkovska-Serafimovska M, Serafimovska T, Arsova-Sarafinovska Z, Stefanoski S, Keskovski Z, Balkanov T. Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases. J Pain Res. 2018 Apr 23;11:837-842. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S160556. eCollection 2018.

Ennis GM, Kirshbaum M, Waheed N. The energy-enhancing potential of participatory performance-based arts activities in the care of people with a diagnosis of cancer: an integrative review. Arts Health. 2018 Mar 8:1-17. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1443951. [Epub ahead of print]

Faccio F, Ferrari F, Pravettoni G. When a parent has cancer: How does it impact on children's psychosocial functioning? A systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jul 23:e12895. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12895. [Epub ahead of print]

Ferrer-Mileo L, Luque Blanco AI, González-Barboteo J. Efficacy of Cryoablation to Control Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review. Pain Pract. 2018 May 7. doi: 10.1111/papr.12707. [Epub ahead of print]

Fulton JJ, LeBlanc TW, Cutson TM, Porter Starr KN, Kamal A, Ramos K, Freiermuth CE, McDuffie JR, Kosinski A, Adam S, Nagi A, Williams JW. Integrated outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2018 Nov 29:269216318812633. doi: 10.1177/0269216318812633. [Epub ahead of print]

Gall A, Leske S, Adams J, Matthews V, Anderson K, Lawler S, Garvey G. Traditional and Complementary Medicine Use Among Indigenous Cancer Patients in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: A Systematic Review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Sep;17(3):568-581. doi: 10.1177/1534735418775821. Epub 2018 May 21.

Geng HM, Chuang DM, Yang F, Yang Y, Liu WM, Liu LH, Tian HM. Prevalence and determinants of depression in caregivers of cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e11863. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011863.

González-Fernández S, Fernández-Rodríguez C. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in cancer: Review of applications and findings. Behav Med. 2018 Mar 20:1-26. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2018.1452713. [Epub ahead of print]

Green SB, Markaki A. Interprofessional palliative care education for pediatric oncology clinicians: an evidence-based practice review. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Nov 7;11(1):797. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3905-5.

Grimshaw SL, Taylor NF, Mechinaud F, Shields N. Assessment of physical function in children with cancer: A systematic review. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Aug 9:e27369. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27369. [Epub ahead of print]

Grossman CH, Brooker J, Michael N, Kissane D. Death anxiety interventions in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):172-184. doi: 10.1177/0269216317722123. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Gustafson C, Lazenby M. Assessing the Unique Experiences and Needs of Muslim Oncology Patients Receiving Palliative and End-of-Life Care: An Integrative Review. J Palliat Care. 2018 Sep 20:825859718800496. doi: 10.1177/0825859718800496. [Epub ahead of print]

Hainsworth EG, Shahmanesh M, Stevenson F. Exploring the views and experiences of HIV positive patients treated for cancer: a systematic review of the literature. AIDS Care. 2018 May;30(5):535-543. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1381332. Epub 2017 Oct 4.

Harrington SE, Gilchrist L, Lee J, Westlake FL, Baker A. Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Cancer: A Systematic Review of Clinical Measures for Pain. Rehabil Oncol. 2018 Apr;36(2):83-92.

Hatano Y, Matsuoka H, Lam L, Currow DC. Side effects of corticosteroids in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jul 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4339-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Heywood R, McCarthy AL, Skinner TL. Efficacy of Exercise Interventions in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec;99(12):2595-2620. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.008. Epub 2018 May 5.

Hilfiker R, Meichtry A, Eicher M, Nilsson Balfe L, Knols RH, Verra ML, Taeymans J. Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment: a systematic review incorporating an indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2018 May;52(10):651-658. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096422. Epub 2017 May 13.

Hoffmann R, Kaiser J, Kersting A. Psychosocial outcomes in cancer-bereaved children and adolescents - A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2018 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/pon.4863. [Epub ahead of print]

Jeon YS, Kearney AM, Baker PG. Management of hiccups in palliative care patients. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;8(1):1-6. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001264. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Johnson RJ 3rd. A research study review of effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric conditions common to end-stage cancer patients: needs assessment for future research and an impassioned plea. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 3;18(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1651-9.

Jørgensen CR, Thomsen TG, Ross L, Dietz SM, Therkildsen S, Groenvold M, Rasmussen CL, Johnsen AT. What Facilitates “Patient Empowerment” in Cancer Patients During Follow-Up: A Qualitative Systematic Review of the Literature. Qual Health Res. 2018 Jan;28(2):292-304. doi: 10.1177/1049732317721477. Epub 2017 Jul 30.

Kane CM, Mulvey MR, Wright S, Craigs C, Wright JM, Bennett MI. Opioids combined with antidepressants or antiepileptic drugs for cancer pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):276-286. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711826. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

Kang HS, Kim HK, Park SM, Kim JH. Online-based interventions for sexual health among individuals with cancer: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Mar 7;18(1):167. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2972-6.

Kenny C, Gilheaney Ó, Walsh D, Regan J. Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Evaluation Tools in Adults with Solid Malignancies Outside the Head and Neck and Upper GI Tract: A Systematic Review. Dysphagia. 2018 Jun;33(3):303-320. doi: 10.1007/s00455-018-9892-9. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Kim K, Heinze K, Xu J, Kurtz M, Park H, Foradori M, Nolan MT. Theories of Health Care Decision Making at the End of Life: A Meta-Ethnography. West J Nurs Res. 2018 Dec;40(12):1861-1884. doi: 10.1177/0193945917723010. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Kim Y, Mitchell HR, Ting A. Application of psychological theories on the role of gender in caregiving to psycho-oncology research. Psychooncology. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1002/pon.4953. [Epub ahead of print]

Lehto RH, Miller SEL, Flanigan M, Wyatt G. Mental health in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life: evaluation of evidence and future directions. Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer Care. 2018;3(2-3):79-94.

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Bailey LJ, Sanson-Fisher R, Aranda S, D'Este C, Sharkey K, Schofield P. Quality of life research: types of publication output over time for cancer patients, a systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2010 Sep;19(5):581-8. Epub 2009 Oct 14.

Koutsopoulou S, Papathanassoglou ED, Katapodi MC, Patiraki EI. A critical review of the evidence for nurses as information providers to cancer patients. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Mar;19(5-6):749-65.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Collaborative Group. Chemotherapy and supportive care versus supportive care alone for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 May 12;5:CD007309.

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Vigano A, Piccioni M, Trutschnigg B, Hornby L, Chaudhury P, Kilgour R. Male hypogonadism associated with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Jul;11(7):679-84. Epub 2010 Jun 10.


Beaton R, Pagdin-Friesen W, Robertson C, Vigar C, Watson H, Harris SR. Effects of exercise intervention on persons with metastatic cancer: a systematic review. Physiother Can. 2009;61(3):141-53.

Bozzetti F, Mori V. Nutritional support and tumour growth in humans: a narrative review of the literature. Clin Nutr. 2009 Jun;28(3):226-30. Epub 2009 Mar 13.

Hughes N, Closs SJ, Clark D. Experiencing cancer in old age: a qualitative systematic review. Qual Health Res. 2009 Aug;19(8):1139-53.

Esther Kim JE, Dodd MJ, Aouizerat BE, Jahan T, Miaskowski C. A review of the prevalence and impact of multiple symptoms in oncology patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Apr;37(4):715-36. Epub 2008 Nov 20.

Nausheen B, Gidron Y, Peveler R, Moss-Morris R. Social support and cancer progression: a systematic review. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Nov;67(5):403-15. Epub 2009 Mar 3.

Shahid S, Thompson SC. An overview of cancer and beliefs about the disease in Indigenous people of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2009 Apr;33(2):109-18.

Vivar CG, Canga N, Canga AD, Arantzamendi M. The psychosocial impact of recurrence on cancer survivors and family members: a narrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2009 Apr;65(4):724-36. Epub 2009 Feb 9.


Brown JP, Tracy JK. Lesbians and cancer: an overlooked health disparity. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1009-20. Epub 2008 Jun 13.

Kim Y, Given BA. Quality of life of family caregivers of cancer survivors: across the trajectory of the illness. Cancer. 2008 Jun 1;112(11 Suppl):2556-68.

Noble SI, Shelley MD, Coles B, Williams SM, Wilcock A, Johnson MJ; Association for Palliative Medicine for Great Britain and Ireland. Management of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2008 Jun;9(6):577-84.


Teunissen SC, Wesker W, Kruitwagen C, de Haes HC, Voest EE, de Graeff A. Symptom prevalence in patients with incurable cancer: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Jul;34(1):94-104. Epub 2007 May 23.

van den Beuken-van Everdingen MH, de Rijke JM, Kessels AG, Schouten HC, van Kleef M, Patijn J. Prevalence of pain in patients with cancer: a systematic review of the past 40 years. Ann Oncol. 2007 Sep;18(9):1437-49. Epub 2007 Mar 12.


Hauser CA, Stockler MR, Tattersall MH. Prognostic factors in patients with recently diagnosed incurable cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2006 Oct;14(10):999-1011. Epub 2006 May 18.

Kirkova J, Davis MP, Walsh D, Tiernan E, O'Leary N, LeGrand SB, Lagman RL, Russell KM. Cancer symptom assessment instruments: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Mar 20;24(9):1459-73. Review. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20;24(18):2973.


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Ross JR, Saunders Y, Edmonds PM, Patel S, Broadley KE, Johnston SR. Systematic review of role of bisphosphonates on skeletal morbidity in metastatic cancer. BMJ. 2003 Aug 30;327(7413):469.


Carr D, Goudas L, Lawrence D, Pirl W, Lau J, DeVine D, Kupelnick B, Miller K. Management of cancer symptoms: pain, depression, and fatigue. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ). 2002 Jul;(61):1-5.

Brain: 22 reviews


Afseth J, Neubeck L, Karatzias T, Grant R. Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: A systematic review of available tools. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Oct 26:e12931. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12931. [Epub ahead of print]

Kline C, Felton E, Allen IE, Tahir P, Mueller S. Survival outcomes in pediatric recurrent high-grade glioma: results of a 20-year systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurooncol. 2018 Mar;137(1):103-110. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2701-8. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Pan-Weisz TM, Kryza-Lacombe M, Burkeen J, Hattangadi-Gluth J, Malcarne VL, McDonald CR. Patient-reported health-related quality of life outcomes in supportive-care interventions for adults with brain tumors: A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2018 Oct 2. doi: 10.1002/pon.4906. [Epub ahead of print]

Piil K, Nordentoft S, Larsen A, Jarden M. Bereaved caregivers of patients with high-grade glioma: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 23. pii: bmjspcare-2017-001386. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001386. [Epub ahead of print]


Gately L, McLachlan SA, Dowling A, Philip J. Life beyond a diagnosis of glioblastoma: a systematic review of the literature. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Aug;11(4):447-452. doi: 10.1007/s11764-017-0602-7. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Maqbool T, Agarwal A, Sium A, Trang A, Chung C, Papadakos J. Informational and supportive care needs of brain metastases patients and caregivers: A systematic review. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Dec;32(4):914-923. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1030-5.

Pace A, Dirven L, Koekkoek JAF, Golla H, Fleming J, Rudà R, Marosi C, Le Rhun E, Grant R, Oliver K, Oberg I, Bulbeck HJ, Rooney AG, Henriksson R, Pasman HRW, Oberndorfer S, Weller M, Taphoorn MJB; European Association of Neuro-Oncology palliative care task force. European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) guidelines for palliative care in adults with glioma. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jun;18(6):e330-e340. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30345-5.


Applebaum AJ, Kryza-Lacombe M, Buthorn J, DeRosa A, Corner G, Diamond EL. Presurgical assessment of cognitive function in pediatric brain tumor patients: feasibility and initial findings. Neurooncol Pract. 2016 Dec;3(4):232-244.

King S, Exley J, Parks S, Ball S, Bienkowska-Gibbs T, MacLure C, Harte E, Stewart K, Larkin J, Bottomley A, Marjanovic S. The use and impact of quality of life assessment tools in clinical care settings for cancer patients, with a particular emphasis on brain cancer: insights from a systematic review and stakeholder consultations. Qual Life Res. 2016 Sep;25(9):2245-56. Epub 2016 Apr 2.

Piil K, Juhler M, Jakobsen J, Jarden M. Controlled rehabilitative and supportive care intervention trials in patients with high-grade gliomas and their caregivers: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Mar;6(1):27-34. Epub 2014 Jun 2.

Song K, Amatya B, Voutier C, Khan F. Advance Care Planning in Patients with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors: A Systematic Review. Front Oncol. 2016 Oct 24;6:223. eCollection 2016.


Koekkoek JAF, Dirven L, Reijneveld JC, Postma TJ, Grant R, Pace A, Oberndorfer S, Heimans JJ, Taphoorn MJ. Epilepsy in the end of life phase of brain tumor patients: a systematic review. Neurooncol Pract. 2014 Sep 1;1(3):134-40.

Walbert T, Khan M. End-of-life symptoms and care in patients with primary malignant brain tumors: a systematic literature review. J Neurooncol.2014 Apr;117(2):217-24.Epub 2014 Feb 13.


Moore G, Collins A, Brand C, Gold M, Lethborg C, Murphy M, Sundararajan V, Philip J. Palliative and supportive care needs of patients with high-grade glioma and their carers: a systematic review of qualitative literature. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 May;91(2):141-53.

Sterckx W, Coolbrandt A, Dierckx de Casterlé B, Van den Heede K, Decruyenaere M, Borgenon S, Mees A, Clement P. The impact of a high-grade glioma on everyday life: a systematic review from the patient's and caregiver's perspective. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Feb;17(1):107-17. Epub 2012 May 31.


Ford E, Catt S, Chalmers A, Fallowfield L. Systematic review of supportive care needs in patients with primary malignant brain tumors. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Apr;14(4):392-404. Epub 2012 Feb 3.

Nieder C, Astner ST, Grosu AL. Glioblastoma research 2006-2010: pattern of citation and systematic review of highly cited articles. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Nov;114(9):1207-10. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

Nieder C, Pawinski A, Dalhaug. A contribution of case reports to brain metastases research: systematic review and analysis of pattern of citation. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e34300. Epub 2012 Mar 28.


Madsen K, Poulsen HS. Needs for everyday life support for brain tumour patients' relatives: systematic literature review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2011 Jan;20(1):33-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01184.x


Ownsworth T, Hawkes A, Steginga S, Walker D, Shum D. A biopsychosocial perspective on adjustment and quality of life following brain tumor: a systematic evaluation of the literature. Disabil Rehabil. 2009;31(13):1038-55.


Wong J, Hird A, Kirou-Mauro A, Napolskikh J, Chow E. Quality of life in brain metastases radiation trials: a literature review. Curr Oncol. 2008 Oct;15(5):25-45.


Davies E, Higginson IJ. Communication, information and support for adults with malignant cerebral glioma: a systematic literature review. Support Care Cancer. 2003 Jan;11(1):21-9. Epub 2002 Sep 5.

Breast: 23 reviews


Gebruers N, Camberlin M, Theunissen F, Tjalma W, Verbelen H, Van Soom T, van Breda E. The effect of training interventions on physical performance, quality of life, and fatigue in patients receiving breast cancer treatment: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4490-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Pereira PTVT, Reis AD, Diniz RR, Lima FA, Leite RD, da Silva MCP, Guerra RNM, de Moraes Vieira ÉB, Garcia JBS. Dietary supplements and fatigue in patients with breast cancer: a systematic review. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4857-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Rich SE, Chow R, Raman S, Liang Zeng K, Lutz S, Lam H, Silva MF, Chow E. Update of the systematic review of palliative radiation therapy fractionation for bone metastases. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Mar;126(3):547-557. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.01.003. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Song S, Yu J, Ruan Y, Liu X, Xiu L, Yue X. Ameliorative effects of Tai Chi on cancer-related fatigue: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4136-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Spronk I, Burgers JS, Schellevis FG, van Vliet LM, Korevaar JC. The availability and effectiveness of tools supporting shared decision making in metastatic breast cancer care: a review. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 May 11;17(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0330-4.

Tang Y, Fu F, Gao H, Shen L, Chi I, Bai Z. Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Nov 13:1-17. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1506855. [Epub ahead of print]


Fairhurst K, Leopardi L, Satyadas T, Maddern G. The safety and effectiveness of liver resection for breast cancer liver metastases: A systematic review. Breast. 2016 Dec;30:175-184. Epub 2016 Oct 18.


Zainal NZ, Booth S, Huppert FA. The efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction on mental health of breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2013 Jul;22(7):1457-65. Epub 2012 Sep 7.


Christensen MH, Petersen LJ. Radionuclide treatment of painful bone metastases in patients with breast cancer: a systematic review. Cancer Treat Rev. 2012 Apr;38(2):164-71.

Harder H, Parlour L, Jenkins V. Randomised controlled trials of yoga interventions for women with breast cancer: a systematic literature review. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3055-64. Epub 2012 Oct 6.

Wong MH, Stockler MR, Pavlakis N. Bisphosphonates and other bone agents for breast cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 15;2:CD003474.


Chua TC, Saxena A, Liauw W, Chu F, Morris DL.Hepatic resection for metastatic breast cancer: a systematic review.Eur J Cancer. 2011 Oct;47(15):2282-90. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

Duijts SF, Faber MM, Oldenburg HS, van Beurden M, Aaronson NK. Effectiveness of behavioral techniques and physical exercise on psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients and survivors--a meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2011 Feb;20(2):115-26. doi: 10.1002/pon.1728.

Ng CG, Boks MP, Zainal NZ, de Wit NJ. The prevalence and pharmacotherapy of depression in cancer patients. J Affect Disord. 2011 Jun;131(1-3):1-7. Epub 2010 Aug 21.


Allen JM. Economic/societal burden of metastatic breast cancer: a US perspective. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Sep;16(9):697-704.


Naaman SC, Radwan K, Fergusson D, Johnson S. Status of psychological trials in breast cancer patients: a report of three meta-analyses. Psychiatry. 2009 Spring;72(1):50-69.

Warren M. Metastatic breast cancer recurrence: a literature review of themes and issues arising from diagnosis. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 May;15(5):222-5.


Cruickshank S, Kennedy C, Lockhart K, Dosser I, Dallas L. Specialist breast care nurses for supportive care of women with breast cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jan 23;(1):CD005634.


Elkan R, Avis M, Cox K, Wilson E, Patel S, Miller S, Deepak N, Edwards C, Staniszewska S, Kai J. The reported views and experiences of cancer service users from minority ethnic groups: a critical review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007 Mar;16(2):109-21.


Tatrow K, Montgomery GH. Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for distress and pain in breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. J Behav Med. 2006 Feb;29(1):17-27.  Epub 2006 Jan 7.


Pavlakis N, Schmidt R, Stockler M. Bisphosphonates for breast cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jul 20;(3):CD003474 [Updated].

Seely D, Mills EJ, Wu P, Verma S, Guyatt GH. The effects of green tea consumption on incidence of breast cancer and recurrence of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Jun;4(2):144-55.


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Colorectal: 19 reviews


Santos RP, Fava SMCL, Dázio EMR. Self-care of elderly people with ostomy by colorectal cancer. J Coloproctol (Rio J). 2019.

Spronk I, Meijers MC, Heins MJ, Francke AL, Elwyn G, van Lindert A, van Dulmen S, van Vliet LM. Availability and effectiveness of decision aids for supporting shared decision making in patients with advanced colorectal and lung cancer: Results from a systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May;28(3):e13079. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13079. Epub 2019 May 8.


Wang SJ, Hathout L, Malhotra U, Maloney-Patel N, Kilic S, Poplin E, Jabbour SK. Decision-Making Strategy for Rectal Cancer Management Using Radiation Therapy for Elderly or Comorbid Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Mar 15;100(4):926-944. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.12.261.


Chionh F, Lau D, Yeung Y, Price T, Tebbutt N. Oral versus intravenous fluoropyrimidines for colorectal cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jul 28;7:CD008398. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008398.pub2.

Cranley NM, Curbow B, George TJ Jr, Christie J. Influential factors on treatment decision making among patients with colorectal cancer: A scoping review. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Sep;25(9):2943-2951. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3763-z. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Engelhardt EG, Révész D, Tamminga HJ, Punt CJA, Koopman M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Steyerberg EW, Jansma IP, De Vet HCW, Coupé VMH. Clinical Usefulness of Tools to Support Decision-making for Palliative Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2017 Jun 24. pii: S1533-0028(17)30148-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clcc.2017.06.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Mosher CE, Winger JG, Given BA, Shahda S, Helft PR. A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for colorectal cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jul;25(7):2349-2362. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3693-9. Epub 2017 Apr 22.

Wu W, Yan S, Liao X, Xiao H, Fu Z, Chen L, Mou J, Yu H, Zhao L, Liu X. Curative versus palliative treatments for colorectal cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis: A systematic review and metaanalysis. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct;8(68):113202-113212.


Ganesh V, Agarwal A, Popovic M, Cella D, McDonald R, Vuong S, Lam H, Rowbottom L, Chan S, Barakat T, DeAngelis C, Borean M1, Chow E, Bottomley A. Comparison of the FACT-C, EORTC QLQ-CR38, and QLQ-CR29 quality of life questionnaires for patients with colorectal cancer: a literature review. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Aug;24(8):3661-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3270-7. Epub 2016 May 18.

Ge L, Wang YF, Tian JH, Mao L, Zhang J, Zhang JH, Shen XP, Yang KH. Network meta-analysis of Chinese herb injections combined with FOLFOX chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 Aug;41(4):383-91.

Zhou MW, Gu XD, Xiang JB, Chen ZY. Clinical safety and outcomes of laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for palliative resection of primary tumors in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis. Surg Endosc. 2016 May;30(5):1902-10. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4409-1. Epub 2015 Aug 18.


Harji DP, Griffiths B, Velikova G, Sagar PM, Brown J. Systematic review of health-related quality of life issues in locally recurrent rectal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 15;111(4):431-8.

Petrelli F, Coinu A, Ghilardi M, Cabiddu M, Zaniboni A, Barni S. Efficacy of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy + bevacizumab as first-line treatment for advanced colorectal cancer: a systematic review and pooled analysis of published trials. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr;38(2):227-33.


Anwar S, Peter MB, Dent J, Scott NA. Palliative excisional surgery for primary colorectal cancer in patients with incurable metastatic disease. Is there a survival benefit? A systematic review. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Aug;14(8):920-30.


Stillwell AP, Ho YH, Veitch C. Systematic review of prognostic factors related to overall survival in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer and unresectable metastases. World J Surg. 2011 Mar;35(3):684-92.


Stillwell AP, Buettner PG, Ho YH. Meta-analysis of survival of patients with stage IV colorectal cancer managed with surgical resection versus chemotherapy alone. World J Surg. 2010 Apr;34(4):797-807.


Beck M, Justham D. Nurses' attitudes towards the sexuality of colorectal patients. Nurs Stand. 2009 Apr 8-14;23(31):44-8.

Tappenden P, Chilcott J, Brennan A, Pilgrim H. Systematic review of economic evidence for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2009 Oct;25(4):470-8.


de Kort SJ, Willemse PH, Habraken JM, de Haes HC, Willems DL, Richel DJ. Quality of life versus prolongation of life in patients treated with chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer: A review of randomized controlled clinical trials. Eur J Cancer. 2006 May;42(7):835-45. Epub 2006 Feb 14.

Golfinopoulos V, Pentheroudakis G, Pavlidis N. Treatment of colorectal cancer in the elderly: a review of the literature. Cancer Treat Rev. 2006 Feb;32(1):1-8. Epub 2005 Dec 5.

Lung: 38 reviews


Bylicki O, Didier M, Riviere F, Margery J, Grassin F, Chouaid C. Lung cancer and end-of-life care: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of aggressive inpatient care. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 31. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001770. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001770. [Epub ahead of print]

Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Singh F, Thomas R, Newton RU, Galvão DA, Cavalheri V. Exercise training for advanced lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 11;2:CD012685. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012685.pub2.

Spronk I, Meijers MC, Heins MJ, Francke AL, Elwyn G, van Lindert A, van Dulmen S, van Vliet LM. Availability and effectiveness of decision aids for supporting shared decision making in patients with advanced colorectal and lung cancer: Results from a systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May;28(3):e13079. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13079. Epub 2019 May 8.


Ambroggi M, Biasini C, Toscani I, Orlandi E, Berte R, Mazzari M, Cavanna L. Can early palliative care with anticancer treatment improve overall survival and patient-related outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients? A review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4184-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Geerse OP, Stegmann ME, Kerstjens HAM, Hiltermann TJN, Bakitas M, Zimmermann C, Deal AM, Brandenbarg D, Berger MY, Berendsen AJ. Effects of Shared Decision Making on Distress and Health Care Utilization Among Patients With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Aug 24. pii: S0885-3924(18)30441-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.08.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Papadopoulos D, Papadoudis A, Kiagia M, Syrigos K. Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Improving Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May;55(5):1364-1381.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.491. Epub 2018 Jan 6.

Song S, Yu J, Ruan Y, Liu X, Xiu L, Yue X. Ameliorative effects of Tai Chi on cancer-related fatigue: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4136-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Stone CJL, Vaid HM, Selvam R, Ashworth A, Robinson A, Digby GC. Multidisciplinary Clinics in Lung Cancer Care: A Systematic Review. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Jul;19(4):323-330.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 21.


Granger CL, Connolly B, Denehy L, Hart N, Antippa P, Lin KY, Parry SM. Understanding factors influencing physical activity and exercise in lung cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar;25(3):983-999. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3484-8. Epub 2016 Nov 29.

Jin J, Hu K, Zhou Y, Li W. Clinical utility of the modified Glasgow prognostic score in lung cancer: A meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 8;12(9):e0184412. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184412. eCollection 2017.

Youroukou A, Gkiozos I, Kalaitzi Z, Tsalafoutas I, Papalla K, Charpidou A, Kouloulias V. The potential role of brachytherapy in the irradiation of patients with lung cancer: a systematic review. Clin Transl Oncol. 2017 Aug;19(8):945-950. doi: 10.1007/s12094-017-1635-0. Epub 2017 Mar 2.


Ball H, Moore S, Leary A. A systematic literature review comparing the psychological care needs of patients with mesothelioma and advanced lung cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Dec;25:62-67. Epub 2016 Oct 12.


Schmidt K, Damm K, Prenzler A, Golpon H, Welte T. Preferences of lung cancer patients for treatment and decision-making: a systematic literature review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Jul;25(4):580-91. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Stevens R, Macbeth F, Toy E, Coles B, Lester JF. Palliative radiotherapy regimens for patients with thoracic symptoms from non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 14;1:CD002143. CD002143.pub4.


Maguire R, Papadopoulou C, Kotronoulas G, Simpson MF, McPhelim J, Irvine L. A systematic review of supportive care needs of people living with lung cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Aug;17(4):449-64.Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Chu D, Nguyen J, Koo K, Zeng L, Bedard G, Lam H, Wong E, Popovic M, Chow E. An update on the quality of life measurements in lung cancer patients receiving palliative radiotherapy: A literature review. World J Oncol. 2013 Jan; 4(2):67-73.


Lopez-Olivo MA, Shah NA, Pratt G, Risser JM, Symanski E, Suarez-Almazor ME. Bisphosphonates in the treatment of patients with lung cancer and metastatic bone disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Nov;20(11):2985-98. Epub 2012 Sep 7.

Rowland C, Eiser C, Rowe R, Danson S. The effect of smoking on health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2012 Dec;2(4):312-8.Epub 2012 Oct 12.


Calman L, Beaver K, Hind D, Lorigan P, Roberts C, Lloyd-Jones M. Survival benefits from follow-up of patients with lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analyss. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Dec;6(12):1993-2004.

Fritz H, Kennedy D, Fergusson D, Fernandes R, Cooley K, Seely A, Sagar S, Wong R, Seely D. Selenium and lung cancer: a systematic review and meta analysis. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26259. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

Rueda JR, Solà I, Pascual A, Subirana Casacuberta M. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Sep 7;9:CD004282.


Jack B, Boland A, Dickson R, Stevenson J, McLeod C. Best supportive care in lung cancer trials is inadequately described: a systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2010 May;19(3):293-301. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Loveman E, Jones J, Hartwell D, Bird A, Harris P, Welch K, Clegg A. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of topotecan for small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess. 2010 Mar;14(19):1-204.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Collaborative Group. Chemotherapy and supportive care versus supportive care alone for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 May 12;5:CD007309.


Sculier JP, Moro-Sibilot D. First- and second-line therapy for advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer. Eur Respir J. 2009 Apr;33(4):915-30.


Cardona AF, Reveiz L, Ospina EG, Ospina V, Yepes A. Palliative endobronchial brachytherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Apr 16;(2):CD004284.

Coory M, Gkolia P, Yang IA, Bowman RV, Fong KM. Systematic review of multidisciplinary teams in the management of lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2008 Apr;60(1):14-21. Epub 2008 Mar 4.

NSCLC Meta-Analyses Collaborative Group. Chemotherapy in addition to supportive care improves survival in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data from 16 randomized controlled trials. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Oct 1;26(28):4617-25.


Kvale PA. Chronic cough due to lung tumors: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2006 Jan;129(1 Suppl):147S-153S.

Lester JF, Macbeth FR, Toy E, Coles B. Palliative radiotherapy regimens for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD002143.

Solano JP, Gomes B, Higginson IJ. A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):58-69.


Earle CC. Outcomes research in lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2004;(33):56-77.

Sola I, Thompson E, Subirana M, Lopez C, Pascual A. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004282.


Griffin JP, Nelson JE, Koch KA, Niell HB, Ackerman TF, Thompson M, Cole FH Jr; American College of Chest Physicians. End-of-life care in patients with lung cancer. Chest. 2003 Jan;123(1 Suppl):312S-331S.

Kvale P, Simoff M, Prakash UB, American College of Chest Physicians. Lung cancer. Palliative care. Chest. 2003 Jan;123(1 suppl):284S-311S.

Toy E, Macbeth F, Coles B, Melville A, Eastwood A. Palliative thoracic radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review. Am J Clin Oncol. 2003 Apr;26(2):112-20.


Cooley ME. Symptoms in adults with lung cancer: a systematic research review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2000 Feb;19(2): 137-53.


Montazeri A, Gillis CR, McEwen J. Quality of life in patients with lung cancer: a review of literature from 1970 to 1995. Chest. 1998 Feb;113(2):467-81.

Melanoma: 4 reviews


Bougea A, Spantideas N, Katoulis A, Stefanis L. Levodopa-induced skin disorders in patients with Parkinson disease: a systematic literature review approach. Acta Neurol Belg. 2019 Sep;119(3):325-336. doi: 10.1007/s13760-019-01195-3. Epub 2019 Jul 23.


Aguado-Romeo MJ, Benot-López S, Romero-Tabares A. Electrochemotherapy for the Treatment of Unresectable Locoregionally Advanced Cutaneous Melanoma: A Systematic Review. [Article in English, Spanish] Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2017 Mar;108(2):91-97. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Austin E, Mamalis A, Ho D, Jagdeo J. Laser and light-based therapy for cutaneous and soft-tissue metastases of malignant melanoma: a systematic review. Arch Dermatol Res. 2017 May;309(4):229-242. Epub 2017 Mar 17.


Cashin RP, Lui P, Machado M, Hemels ME, Corey-Lisle PK, Einarson TR. Advanced cutaneous malignant melanoma: a systematic review of economic and quality-of-life studies. Value Health. 2008 Mar-Apr;11(2):259–271. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2007.00243.x.

Other: 73 reviews


Sørensen ST, Kirkegaard AO, Carreon L, Rousing R, Andersen MØ. Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty as palliative treatment for cancer-related vertebral compression fractures: a systematic review. Spine J. 2019 Feb 26. pii: S1529-9430(19)30073-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2019.02.012. [Epub ahead of print]

van Kleef JJ, Ter Veer E, van den Boorn HG, Schokker S, Ngai LL, Prins MJ, Mohammad NH, van de Poll-Franse LV, Zwinderman AH, van Oijen MGH, Sprangers MAG, van Laarhoven HWM. Quality of life during palliative systemic therapy for oesophagogastric cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Jun 28. pii: djz133. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz133. [Epub ahead of print]


Beesley VL, Alemayehu C, Webb PM. A systematic literature review of the prevalence of and risk factors for supportive care needs among women with gynaecological cancer and their caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar;26(3):701-710. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3971-6. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Bosshard R, O'Reilly K, Ralston S, Chadda S, Cork D. Systematic reviews of economic burden and health-related quality of life in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer Treat Rev. 2018 Jul 18;69:224-232. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2018.07.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Giusti R, Bossi P, Mazzotta M, Filetti M, Iacono D, Marchetti P. The use of fentanyl in pain management in head and neck cancer patients: a narrative review. Br J Pain. 2018 Aug;12(3):155-162. doi: 10.1177/2049463717736787. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Greco E, Simic T, Ringash J, Tomlinson G, Inamoto Y, Martino R. Dysphagia Treatment for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy: A Meta-analysis Review. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Jun 1;101(2):421-444. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.01.097. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Lu F, Dong J, Tang Y, Huang H, Liu H, Song L, Zhang, K. Bilateral vs. unilateral endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis for abdominal pain management in patients with pancreatic malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):353-359. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3888-0. Epub 2017 Sep 27.

Moreno-Alonso D, Porta-Sales J, Monforte-Royo C, Trelis-Navarro J, Sureda-Balari A, Fernandez De Sevilla-Ribosa A. Palliative care in patients with haematological neoplasms: An integrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):79-105. doi: 10.1177/0269216317735246. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

Mudumbi SK, Bourgeois CE, Hoppman NA, Smith CH, Verma M, Bakitas MA, Brown CJ, Markland AD. Palliative Care and Hospice Interventions in Decompensated Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Rapid Review of Literature. J Palliat Med. 2018 Apr 26. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0656. [Epub ahead of print]

Paterson C, Jensen BT, Jensen JB, Nabi G. Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review of the evidence. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2018.05.006. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Peng JK, Hepgul N, Higginson IJ, Gao W. Symptom prevalence and quality of life of patients with end-stage liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2018 Oct 22:269216318807051. doi: 10.1177/0269216318807051. [Epub ahead of print]

Pin Y, Paix A, Le Fèvre C, Antoni D, Blondet C, Noël G. A systematic review of palliative bone radiotherapy based on pain relief and retreatment rates. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2018 Mar;123:132-137. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2018.01.006. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Qualizza M, Bressan V, Rizzuto A, Stevanin S, Bulfone G, Cadorin L, Ghirotto L. Listening to the voice of patients with head and neck cancer: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Oct 4:e12939. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12939. [Epub ahead of print]

Rich SE, Chow R, Raman S, Liang Zeng K, Lutz S, Lam H, Silva MF, Chow E. Update of the systematic review of palliative radiation therapy fractionation for bone metastases. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Mar;126(3):547-557. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.01.003. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Seelisch J, Sung L, Kelly MJ, Raybin JL, Beauchemin M, Dvorak CC, Kelly KP, Nieder ML, Noll RB, Thackray J, Ullrich NJ, Cabral S, Dupuis LL, Robinson PD. Identifying clinical practice guidelines for the supportive care of children with cancer: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Sep 26:e27471. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27471. [Epub ahead of print]

Sowerbutts AM, Lal S, Sremanakova J, Clamp A, Todd C, Jayson GC, Teubner A, Raftery AM, Sutton EJ, Hardy L, Burden S. Home parenteral nutrition for patients with inoperable malignant bowel obstruction. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 10;8:CD012812. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012812.pub2. [Epub ahead of print]

Tong H, Fan Z, Liu B, Lu T. The benefits of modified FOLFIRINOX for advanced pancreatic cancer and its induced adverse events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 6;8(1):8666

van Deudekom FJ, Klop HG, Hartgrink HH, Boonstra JJ, Lips IM, Slingerland M, Mooijaart SP. Functional and cognitive impairment, social functioning, frailty and adverse health outcomes in older patients with esophageal cancer, a systematic review. J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Nov;9(6):560-568. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2018.03.019. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Zhou B, Zhan C, Ding Y, Yan S, Zheng S. Role of palliative resection of the primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in patients with unresectable metastatic liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Onco Targets Ther. 2018 Feb 23;11:975-982. doi: 10.2147/OTT.S158171. eCollection 2018.


Almadi MA, Barkun A, Martel M. Plastic vs. Self-Expandable Metal Stents for Palliation in Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Series of Meta-Analyses. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb;112(2):260-273. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.512. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Almond LM, Hodson J, Ford SJ, Gourevitch D, Roberts KJ, Shah T, Isaac J, Desai A. Role of palliative resection of the primary tumour in advanced pancreatic and small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct;43(10):1808-1815. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2017.05.016. Epub 2017 May 25.

Bressan V, Bagnasco A, Aleo G, Catania G, Zanini MP, Timmins F, Sasso L. The life experience of nutrition impact symptoms during treatment for head and neck cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Support Care Cancer. 2017 May;25(5):1699-1712. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

Button E, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, Yates P. A systematic review of prognostic factors at the end of life for people with a hematological malignancy. BMC Cancer. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):213. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3207-7.

Chen HL, Shen WQ, Liu K. Radioactive self-expanding stents for palliative management of unresectable esophageal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dis Esophagus. 2017 May 1;30(5):1-16. doi: 10.1093/dote/dow010.

Cook O, McIntyre M, Recoche K, Lee S. Experiences of gynecological cancer patients receiving care from specialist nurses: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Aug;15(8):2087-2112. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003126.

Cowley A, Bath-Hextall F, Cooper J. Interventions for healthcare professionals, organizations and patients to enhance quality of life for people diagnosed with palliative esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Mar;15(3):840-852. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003108.

Ferreira EB, Vasques CI, Gadia R, Chan RJ, Guerra EN, Mezzomo LA, De Luca Canto G, Dos Reis PE. Topical interventions to prevent acute radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar;25(3):1001-1011. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3521-7. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

Moole H, Tathireddy H, Dharmapuri S, Moole V, Boddireddy R, Yedama P, Dharmapuri S, Uppu A, Bondalapati N, Duvvuri A. Success of photodynamic therapy in palliating patients with nonresectable cholangiocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 21;23(7):1278-1288.

PEBC’s Ovarian Oncology Guidelines Group. A systematic review of patient values, preferences and expectations for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Jun 7. pii: S0090-8258(17)30895-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.05.039. [Epub ahead of print]

Simons M. Massuger L. Bruls J. Bulten J. Teerenstra S. Nagtegaal I. Relatively poor survival of mucinous ovarian carcinoma in advanced stage: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2017 May;27(4):651-658. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000932.

Sun L, Zhao F, Zeng Y, Yi C. Risks and benefits of multimodal esophageal cancer treatments: A meta-analysis. Med Sci Monit. 2017 Feb 19;23:889-910.

Wang L, Zhu C, Ma X, Shen K, Li H, Hu Y, Guo L, Zhang J, Li P. Impact of enhanced recovery program on patients with esophageal cancer in comparison with traditional care. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Feb;25(2):381-389. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3410-0. Epub 2016 Oct 10.


Albero A, Lopéz JE, Torres A, de la Cruz L, Martín T. Effectiveness of chemotherapy in advanced differentiated thyroid cancer: a systematic review. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Feb;23(2):R71-84.

Button E, Chan R, Chambers S, Butler J, Yates P. Signs, Symptoms, and Characteristics Associated With End of Life in People With a Hematologic Malignancy: A Review of the Literature. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 Sep 1;43(5):E178-87.

Cowley A, Evans C, Bath-Hextall F, Cooper J. Patient, nursing and medical staff experiences and perceptions of the care of people with palliative esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Oct;14(10):134-166.

Hussain Z, Diamantopoulos A, Krokidis M, Katsanos K. Double-layered covered stent for the treatment of malignant oesophageal obstructions: Systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep 14;22(34):7841-50.

Kristensen A, Vagnildhaug OM, Grønberg BH, Kaasa S, Laird B, Solheim TS. Does chemotherapy improve health-related quality of life in advanced pancreatic cancer? A systematic review. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2016 Mar;99:286-98. Epub 2016 Jan 15.

Petricone-Westwood D, Lebel S. Being a caregiver to patients with ovarian cancer: A scoping review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Oct;143(1):184-92. Epub 2016 Jul 25.

Ramsenthaler C, Kane P, Gao W, Siegert RJ, Edmonds PM, Schey SA, Higginson IJ. Prevalence of symptoms in patients with multiple myeloma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Haematol. 2016 Nov;97(5):416-429. Epub 2016 Sep 6.

Ter Veer E, Haj Mohammad N, van Valkenhoef G, Ngai LL, Mali RM, van Oijen MG, van Laarhoven HW. Second- and third-line systemic therapy in patients with advanced esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review of the literature. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2016 Sep;35(3):439-56.


Rombouts SJ, Vogel JA, van Santvoort HC, van Lienden KP, van Hillegersberg R, Busch OR, Besselink MG, Molenaar IQ. Systematic review of innovative ablative therapies for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Br J Surg. 2015 Feb;102(3):182-93.


Dai Y, Li C, Xie Y, Liu X, Zhang J, Zhou J, Pan X, Yang S. Interventions for dysphagia in oesophageal cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Oct 30;10:CD005048.

Gurusamy KS, Kumar S, Davidson BR, Fusai G. Resection versus other treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Feb 27;2:CD010244.

Kothari G, Foroudi F, Gill S, Corcoran NM, Siva S. Outcomes of stereotactic radiotherapy for cranial and extracranial metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review. Acta Oncol. 2015 Feb;54(2):148-57. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

Pang X, Wei W, Leng W, Chen Q, Xia H, Chen L, Li R. Radiotherapy for gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Tumour Biol. 2014 Jan;35(1):387-96. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Steel JL, Bress K, Popichak L, Evans JS, Savkova A, Biala M, Ordos J, Carr BI.  A systematic review of randomized controlled trials testing the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for gastrointestinal cancers. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun;45(2):181-9.


Amdal CD, Jacobsen AB, Guren MG, Bjordal K. Patient-reported outcomes evaluating palliative radiotherapy and chemotherapy in patients with oesophageal cancer: a systematic review. Acta Oncol. 2013 May;52(4):679-90. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Yang J, Zhu L, Wu Z, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30;4:CD005096.


Trilling GM, Cho H, Ugas MA, Saeed S, Katunda A, Jerjes W, Giannoudis P. Spinal metastasis in head and neck cancer. Head Neck Oncol. 2012 Jun 20;4:36.


Howell DA, Shellens R, Roman E, Garry AC, Patmore R, Howard MR. Haematological malignancy: are patients appropriately referred for specialist palliative and hospice care? A systematic review and meta-analysis of published data. Palliat Med. 2011 Sep;25(6):630-41. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

Mitchell AJ, Chan M, Bhatti H, Halton M, Grassi L, Johansen C, Meader N. Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorder in oncological, haematological, and palliative-care settings: a meta-analysis of 94 interview-based studies. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Feb;12(2):160-74. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

van Lonkhuijzen L, Thomas G. Palliative radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma, a systematic review. Radiother Oncol. 2011 Mar;98(3):287-91.

Whistance RN, Blazeby JM. Systematic review: quality of life after treatment for upper gastrointestinal cancer. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2011 Mar;5(1):37-46.


Bensadoun RJ, Riesenbeck D, Lockhart PB, Elting LS, Spijkervet FK, Brennan MT; Trismus Section, Oral Care Study Group, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)/International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). A systematic review of trismus induced by cancer therapies in head and neck cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Aug;18(8):1033-8.

Cabibbo G, Enea M, Attanasio M, Bruix J, Craxì A, Cammà C. A meta-analysis of survival rates of untreated patients in randomized clinical trials of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology. 2010 Apr;51(4):1274-83.

Gan T, Wu Z, Tian L, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD005096. [withdrawn - new version is available here ]

Howell DA, Roman E, Cox H, Smith AG, Patmore R, Garry AC, Howard MR. Destined to die in hospital? Systematic review and meta-analysis of place of death in haematological malignancy. BMC Palliat Care. 2010 Jun 1;9(1):9. [Epub ahead of print]

Keen A, Fitzgerald D, Bryant A, Dickinson HO. Management of drainage for malignant ascites in gynaecological cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007794.

Kucukmetin A, Naik R, Galaal K, Bryant A, Dickinson HO. Palliative surgery versus medical management for bowel obstruction in ovarian cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jul 7;(7):CD007792.


Bartosch-Härlid A, Andersson R. Cachexia in pancreatic cancer – mechanisms and potential intervention. e-SPEN, the European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. 2009 Dec;4(6):e337-e343.

Bird J, Hayter M. A review of the literature on the impact of renal cancer therapy on quality of life. J Clin Nurs. 2009 Oct;18(20):2783-800.

Ghahestani SM, Shakhssalim N. Palliative treatment of intractable hematuria in context of advanced bladder cancer: a systematic review. Urol J. 2009 Summer;6(3):149-56.

Gurusamy KS, Pamecha V, Sharma D, Davidson BR. Palliative cytoreductive surgery versus other palliative treatments in patients with unresectable liver metastases from gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD007118.

Harris DG, Noble SI. Management of terminal hemorrhage in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Dec;38(6):913-27. Epub.

Sreedharan A, Harris K, Crellin A, Forman D, Everett SM. Interventions for dysphagia in oesophageal cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD005048. [WITHDRAWN]


Arden-Close E, Gidron Y, Moss-Morris R. Psychological distress and its correlates in ovarian cancer: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2008 Nov;17(11):1061-72.

Murphy G, Perras C, Desjardins B, Chen S, Moulton K, Jonker D, Perlman K, Pasieka J, Ezzat S, Cripps C, Mensinkai M, Skidmore B. Octreotide for endocrine, oncologic, and gastrointestinal disorders: systematic review and budget impact analysis. [Technology overview number 45]. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2008 Jul;10pp. [462kb pdf]


Noble H, Kelly D, Rawlings-Anderson K, Meyer J. A concept analysis of renal supportive care: the changing world of nephrology. J Adv Nurs. 2007 Sep;59(6):644-53.


Casaretto L, Sousa PL, Mari JJ. Chemotherapy versus support cancer treatment in advanced gastric cancer: a meta-analysis. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2006 Apr;39(4):431-40. Epub 2006 Apr 3.

Jones GL, Ledger W, Bonnett TJ, Radley S, Parkinson N, Kennedy SH. The impact of treatment for gynecological cancer on health-related quality of life (HRQoL): a systematic review. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jan;194(1):26-42.


Ok JH, Meyers FJ, Evans CP. Medical and surgical palliative care of patients with urological malignancies. J Urol. 2005 Oct;174(4 pt 1):1177-82.

Shu X, McCulloch M, Xiao H, Broffman M, Gao J. Chinese herbal medicine and chemotherapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Sep;4(3):219-29.


Ahmed N, Ahmedzai S, Vora V, Harrison S, Paz S. Supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004(3):CD003445.

Prostate: 12 reviews


Rich SE, Chow R, Raman S, Liang Zeng K, Lutz S, Lam H, Silva MF, Chow E. Update of the systematic review of palliative radiation therapy fractionation for bone metastases. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Mar;126(3):547-557. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.01.003. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Ying M, Zhao R, Jiang D, Gu S, Li M. Lifestyle interventions to alleviate side effects on prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy: a meta-analysis. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 24. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyy101. [Epub ahead of print]


Macherey S, Monsef I, Jahn F, Jordan K, Yuen KK, Heidenreich A, Skoetz N. Bisphosphonates for advanced prostate cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Dec 26;12:CD006250. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006250.pub2.


Fu G, Agarwal A, Popovic M, Lam M, Milakovic M, Fu W, Cheon S, DiGiovanni J, Chow R, Fu T, Lam H, Lechner B, Pulenzas N, Chow E. Survival benefit from palliative treatment in patients with advanced prostate cancer: A selected review. J Pain Manage. 2015;8(4):313-320.

King AJ, Evans M, Moore TH, Paterson C, Sharp D, Persad R, Huntley AL. Prostate cancer and supportive care: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis of men's experiences and unmet needs. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2015 Sep;24(5):618-34. Epub 2015 Jan 29.

Qi WX, Fu S, Zhang Q, Guo XM. Efficacy and toxicity of molecular targeted therapies in combination with docetaxel for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of phase III randomized controlled trials. J Chemother. 2015 Jun;27(3):181-7. Epub 2014 Dec 10


Cameron MG, Kersten C, Guren MG, Fosså SD, Vistad I. Palliative pelvic radiotherapy of symptomatic incurable prostate cancer - a systematic review. Radiother Oncol. 2014 Jan;110(1):55-60. Epub 2013 Sep 14.


Kirby M, Hirst C, Crawford ED. Characterising the castration-resistant prostate cancer population: a systematic review. Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Nov;65(11):1180-92.


Colloca G, Venturino A, Checcaglini F. Patient-reported outcomes after cytotoxic chemotherapy in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a systematic review. Cancer Treat Rev. 2010 Oct;36(6):501-6. Epub 2010 Feb 23.


Yuen KK, Shelley M, Sze WM, Wilt T, Mason MD. Bisphosphonates for advanced prostate cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD006250. [Updated 2017]

Zeliadt SB, Ramsey SD, Penson DF, Hall IJ, Ekwueme DU, Stroud L, Lee S. Why do men choose one treatment over another? Cancer. 2006 May 1;106(9):1865-74. 


Penson D, Litwin M, Aaronson N. Health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer. J Urol. 2003 May;169(5):1653-61.

Stomach: 12 reviews


Mintziras I, Miligkos M, Wächter S, Manoharan J, Bartsch DK. Palliative surgical bypass is superior to palliative endoscopic stenting in patients with malignant gastric outlet obstruction: systematic review and meta-analysis. Surg Endosc. 2019 Oct;33(10):3153-3164. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-06955-z. Epub 2019 Jul 22.


Ter Veer E, van Kleef JJ, Sprangers MAG, Haj Mohammad N, van Oijen MGH, van Laarhoven HWM. Reporting of health-related quality of life in randomized controlled trials involving palliative systemic therapy for esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review. Gastric Cancer. 2018 Jan 29. doi: 10.1007/s10120-018-0792-3. [Epub ahead of print]


Liao YY, Peng NF, Long D, Yu PC, Zhang S, Zhong JH, Li LQ. Hepatectomy for liver metastases from gastric cancer: a systematic review. BMC Surg. 2017 Feb 13;17(1):14.


Bian SB, Shen WS, Xi HQ, Wei B, Chen L. Palliative Therapy for Gastric Outlet Obstruction Caused by Unresectable Gastric Cancer: A Meta-analysis Comparison of Gastrojejunostomy with Endoscopic Stenting. Chin Med J (Engl). 2016 May 5;129(9):1113-21.


Lasithiotakis K, Antoniou SA, Antoniou GA, Kaklamanos I, Zoras O. Gastrectomy for stage IV gastric cancer. a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anticancer Res. 2014 May;34(5):2079-85.


Sun J, Song Y, Wang Z, Chen X, Gao P, Xu Y, Zhou B, Xu H. Clinical significance of palliative gastrectomy on the survival of patients with incurable advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2013 Dec 5;13:577.


Gillen S, Schuster T, Friess H, Kleeff J. Palliative resections versus palliative bypass procedures in pancreatic cancer--a systematic review. Am J Surg. 2012 Apr;203(4):496-502. Epub 2011 Aug 26.

Mahar AL, Coburn NG, Singh S, Law C, Helyer LK. A systematic review of surgery for non-curative gastric cancer. Gastric Cancer.  2012 Sep;15 Suppl 1:S125-37. Epub 2011 Oct 28.


Sgourakis G, Gockel I, Radtke A, Dedemadi G, Goumas K, Mylona S, Lang H, Tsiamis A, Karaliotas C. The use of self-expanding stents in esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancer palliation: a meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis of outcomes. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Nov;55(11):3018-30. Epub 2010 May 4.


Bird J, Hayter M. A review of the literature on the impact of renal cancer therapy on quality of life. J Clin Nurs. 2009 Oct;18(20):2783-800.

Grant DG, Bradley PT, Pothier DD, Bailey D, Caldera S, Baldwin DL, Birchall MA. Complications following gastrostomy tube insertion in patients with head and neck cancer: a prospective multi-institution study, systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Apr;34(2):103-12.


Bomeli SR, Desai SC, Johnson JT, Walvekar RR. Management of salivary flow in head and neck cancer patients--a systematic review. Oral Oncol. 2008 Nov;44(11):1000-8. Epub 2008 May 16

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