Additional reading on safety, education and challenges associated with oncology care:

  • Neuss MN, Gilmore TR, Belderson KM, et al. 2016 Updated American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards, Including Standard for Pediatric Oncology. ONF, 44(1), A1-A13. Doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.017905
  • Galassi A, Morgan C, Muha C. Making the invisible visible: Oncology nursing efforts of NCI-designated cancer centers in LMICs. Journal of Cancer Policy. 2017
  • Wyatt TE, Pernenkel V, Akinyemiju TF. Preventive Medicine Reports. https://doi.ord/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.04.001

Additional reading for patients with comorbidities:

  • Von Moos R, Costa L, Ripamonti CI, Niepal D, Santini D. Improving quality of life in patients with advanced cancer: Targeting metastatic bone pain. European Journal of Cancer. Vol 71, pp 80-94.
  • Ugalde A, Haynes K, Boltong A, White V, Krishasamy M. Self-guided interventions for managing psychological distress in people with cancer – A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling. Vol 100, Iss 5, pps 846-857.
  • Strong V, Waters R, Hibberd C, Murray G, Wall L, et al. Management of depression for people with cancer (SMaRT oncology 1): a randomised trial. The Lancet. 2008 Vol 372, Iss 9632, 5-11, pgs 40-48.
  • Paice JA, Mulvey M, Bennett M, Dougherty PM, et al. AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Cancer Pain Conditions. The Journal of Pain. Vol 18, No 3. Pp 233-246. http://dx/
  • Sogaard M, Wernich Thomsen R, Skovgaard K, et al. The impact of comorbidity on cancer survival: a review. Clinical Epidemiology. 2013;5(Suppl 1):3-29. Doi: 10.2147/CLEP.S47150
  • Sarfati D, Koczwara B, Jackson C. The impact of comorbidity on cancer and its treatment. CA Cancer J Clin. 2016; 66:337-350. Doi: 10.3322/caac.27342
  • Edwards BK, Noone AM, Marlotto AB, et al. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast or prostate cancer. 2014. 120: 1290-1314. Doi: 10.1002/cncr.28509

Additional reading for patients of older age:

  • Colussi AM, Mazzer L, Candotto D, De Biasi M, De Lorenzi L, Pin I, Pusiol N, Romanin, C, Zamattio V. The elderly cancer patient: a nursing perspective. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 39 (2001) 235-245. Available here
  • Van Abbema D, van Vuuren A, van den Berkmortel F, et al. Functional status decline in older patients with breast and colorectal cancer after cancer treatment: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 8, pps 176-184.
  • Van Deudekom FJ, Schimberg AS, et al. Functional and cognitive impairment, social environment, frailty and adverse health outcomes in older patients with head and neck cancer, a systematic review. Oral Oncology. 2017. Vol 64, Pp 27-36.
  • Decoster L, Van Puyvelde K, Mohile S, et al. Screening tools for multidimensional health problems warranting a geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: an update on SIOG recommendations. Ann Oncol. 2015; 26(2):288-300.
  • Pallis AG, Gridelli C, Wedding U. Management of elderly patients with NSCLC: updated expert opinion paper: EORTC Elderly Task Force, Lung Cancer Group and International Society for Geriatric Oncology. Ann Onc. 2014; 25(7)1270-1283.
  • Exterman M. Geriatric Oncology: An Overview of Progress and Challenges. Cancer Res Treat. 2010; 42(2) 61-68.

Additional Resources for patient centered material:

  • American Cancer Society. Site available at:
  • OncoLink Site Available at:
  • NCCN Guidelines for Patients. Available at:
  • CancerCare. Available at: