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Find out what is going on in cancer survivorship research across Canada, and who is involved during these monthly rounds. It is a great chance to foster cross-Canada collaborations by giving and receiving input on current projects.

The consortium shares updates on the latest in cancer survivorship research monthly during research rounds.

When: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST, every third Friday of the month.
Where: ELLICSR Boardroom or email for remote registration instructions.

Registration information will be sent 2 weeks prior to each presentation. Please email to get on the distribution list.

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Congratulations to our researchers and their teams who have been recognized for their continued efforts in cancer survivorship.

  • Christine Maheu (2015). Pfizer Award of Excellence in Nursing Research provided by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) & Ovarian Cancer Canada Award in Support of Psychosocial Oncology Excellence at CAPO for her presentation: Fear of Cancer Recurrence: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Survivors of Ovarian Cancer.
  • Angela Bedard. (2014). BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. Excellence in Quality Award (End of Life Category). "Advance Care Planning Education at the BC Cancer Agency".
  • Christine Maheu (2013). Award in Support Psychosocial Oncology Excellence from Ovarian Cancer Canada in partnership with the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO).
  • Loiselle, C. G. (2012). Florence Prize for Excellence in Research from the OIIQ (l'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec).


Eng, L., Pringle, D., Su, J., Espin‐Garcia, O., Niu, C., Mahler, M., ... & Villeneuve, J. (2019). Patterns, perceptions and their association with changes in alcohol consumption in cancer survivors. European journal of cancer care, 28(1), e12933.

Liu, S. Y., Lu, L., Pringle, D., Mahler, M., Niu, C., Charow, R., ... & Hon, H. (2019). Impact of immigration status on health behaviors and perceptions in cancer survivors. Cancer medicine.

Saeed, O., Bernstein, L. J., Fazelzad, R., Samuels, M., Burmeister, L. A., Thabane, L., ... & Sawka, A. M. (2019). Cognitive functioning in thyroid cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13(2), 231-243.

Rodriguez, A. M., Komar, A., Ringash, J., Chan, C., Davis, A. M., Jones, J., ... & McEwen, S. (2019). A scoping review of rehabilitation interventions for survivors of head and neck cancer. Disability and rehabilitation, 41(17), 2093-2107.

Carlson, L. E., Toivonen, K., & Subnis, U. (2019). Integrative Approaches to Stress Management. The Cancer Journal, 25(5), 329-336.

Sabiston, C. M., Lacombe, J., Faulkner, G., Jones, J., & Trinh, L. (2018). Profiling sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors: links with depression symptoms during the early survivorship period. Psycho‐oncology, 27(2), 569-575.

Jones, J., Howell, D., & Grunfeld, E. (2018). Cancer survivorship: a local and global issue in cancer control. The Lancet Global Health, 6, S19.

Fong, A. J., Faulkner, G., Jones, J. M., & Sabiston, C. M. (2018). A qualitative analysis of oncology clinicians’ perceptions and barriers for physical activity counseling in breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(9), 3117-3126.

Alton, D., Eng, L., Lu, L., Song, Y., Su, J., Farzanfar, D., ... & Liu, S. (2018). Perceptions of continued smoking and smoking cessation among patients with cancer. Journal of oncology practice, 14(5), e269-e279.

Trinh, L., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Sabiston, C. M., Berry, S. R., Loblaw, A., Alibhai, S. M., ... & Faulkner, G. E. (2018). RiseTx: testing the feasibility of a web application for reducing sedentary behavior among prostate cancer survivors receiving androgen deprivation therapy. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), 49.

Urquhart, R., Kontak, J., Rothfus, M., Collier, G., Green, E., Osinchuk, M., ... & Urowitz, S. (2018). A Pan-Canadian Framework for Cancer Survivorship Research.,

Basappa, N. S., Basiuk, J., Canil, C., Al-Asaaed, S., Heng, D. Y., Wood, L., ... & Jewett, M. A. (2017). Setting research priorities for kidney cancer. European urology, 72, 861-864.

Alhashemi, A., Jones, J. M., Goldstein, D. P., Mina, D. S., Thabane, L., Sabiston, C. M., ... & Sawka, A. M. (2017). An exploratory study of fatigue and physical activity in Canadian thyroid cancer patients. Thyroid, 27(9), 1156-1163.

Ritvo, P., Obadia, M., Santa Mina, D., Alibhai, S., Sabiston, C., Oh, P., ... & Jones, J. M. (2017). Smartphone-enabled health coaching intervention (iMOVE) to promote long-term maintenance of physical activity in breast cancer survivors: protocol for a feasibility pilot randomized controlled trial. JMIR research protocols, 6(8), e165.

Tomasone, J. R., Zwaal, C., Kim, G., Yuen, D., Sussman, J., & Segal, R. (2017). Moving guidelines into action: a report from Cancer Care Ontario’s event Let’s Get Moving: Exercise and Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients. Current Oncology, 24(1), e65.

Amin, L., Stergiou-Kita, M., & Jones, J. M. (2017). Development of a return-to-work planning tool for cancer survivors: Élaboration d’un outil de planification du retour au travail pour les survivants du cancer. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 84(4-5), 223-228.

McGarragle, K. (2017). Exploring Pain Self-Management Behaviours in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Mixed-Methods Study (Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)).

Liu, G., Alton, D., Che, J., Song, Y., Su, J., Farzanfar, D., & Brown, M. C. (2016). Cancer patient awareness of the harms of continued smoking.< p>

Carlson, L. E., Tamagawa, R., Stephen, J., Drysdale, E., Zhong, L., & Speca, M. (2016). Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results. Psycho‐Oncology, 25(7), 750-759.< p>

Giuliani, M., McQuestion, M., Jones, J., Papadakos, J., Le, L. W., Alkazaz, N., ... & Ringash, J. (2016). Prevalence and nature of survivorship needs in patients with head and neck cancer. Head & neck, 38(7), 1097-1103.


Giuliani, M. E., McQuestion, M., Sampson, L., Le, L. W., Jones, J. M., Cheng, T., ... & Ringash, J. (2016). Partner’s survivorship care needs: Multivariable analysis in head and neck cancer patients.


Stergiou-Kita, M., Pritlove, C., van Eerd, D., Holness, L. D., Kirsh, B., Duncan, A., & Jones, J. (2016). The provision of workplace accommodations following cancer: survivor, provider, and employer perspectives. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 10(3), 489-504.


Stergiou-Kita, M., Pritlove, C., Holness, D. L., Kirsh, B., van Eerd, D., Duncan, A., & Jones, J. (2016). Am I ready to return to work? Assisting cancer survivors to determine work readiness. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 10(4), 699-710.


Gupta, A. A., Papadakos, J. K., Jones, J. M., Amin, L., Chang, E. K., Korenblum, C., ... & Giuliani, M. E. (2016). Reimagining care for adolescent and young adult cancer programs: moving with the times. Cancer, 122(7), 1038-1046.


Shen, A. H., Howell, D., Edwards, E., Warde, P., Matthew, A., & Jones, J. M. (2016, April). The experience of patients with early-stage testicular cancer during the transition from active treatment to follow-up surveillance. In Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations (Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 168-e11). Elsevier.,Chicago.


Sawka, A. M., Brierley, J. D., Tsang, R. W., Rotstein, L., Ezzat, S., & Goldstein, D. P. (2016). Unmet information needs of low-risk thyroid cancer survivors. Thyroid, 26(3), 474-475.


Tomasone, J. R., Brouwers, M. C., Vukmirovic, M., Grunfeld, E., O'Brien, M. A., Urquhart, R., ... & Fitch, M. (2016). Interventions to improve care coordination between primary healthcare and oncology care providers: a systematic review. ESMO open, 1(5), e000077.


Boquiren, V. M., Esplen, M. J., Wong, J., Toner, B., Warner, E., & Malik, N. (2016). Sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing body image disturbance. Psycho‐Oncology, 25(1), 66-76.


Alibhai SM, Mina DS, Ritvo P, Sabiston CM, Krahn M, Tomlinson G, Matthew A, Segal R, Warde R, Durbano S, O’Neille M, Culos-Reed N. A phase II RCT and economic analysis of three exercise delivery methods in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. BMC Cancer 2015 Apr; 15(1):312. DOI:10.1186/s12885-015-1316-8.

Amireault S, Godin G, Lacombe J, Sabiston CM. Validation of the Godin-Shephard Leisure-Time Physical Activity Questionnaire classification coding system using accelerometer assessment among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2015 Feb. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-015-0430-6.

Bélanger M, Sabiston CM, Barnett TA, O’Loughlin EK, Ward S, Contreras G. Number of years of participation in some, but not all, types of physical activity during adolescence predicts level of physical activity in adulthood: Results from a 13-year study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015 Jun; 12(1):76. DOI:10.1186/s12966-015-0237-x.

Bélanger M, Couturier E, Dion N, Girouard V, Phillips J, Brunet J. Family physicians' perceptions toward writing physical activity prescriptions: I tell patients it's like the super pill. Quality in Primary Careare 2015 May; 23(2):113-121.

Boger E, Ellis J, Latter S, Foster C, Kennedy A, Jones F, Fenerty V, Kellar I, Demain S. Self-Management and Self-Management Support Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Mixed Research Synthesis of Stakeholder Views. PLoS One 2015 Jul 10; 10(7):e0130990. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130990.

Boquiren VM. Esplen MJ, Wong J, Toner B, Warner E, Malik N. Sexual Functioning in Breast Cancer Survivors Experiencing Body Image Disturbance: Sexual Function and Body Image Disturbance. Psycho-Oncology 2015 Apr. DOI:10.1002/pon.3819.

Boquiren VM, Hack TF, Beaver K, Williamson S. What do measures of patient satisfaction with the doctor tell us? Patient Education and Counseling 2015 Jun; DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.020

Brunet J, Lauzier S, Campbell HS, Fillion L, Osborne RH, Maunsell E. Measurement Invariance of English and French Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ) empowerment scales validated for cancer. Quality of Life Research 2015 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print].

Brunet J, Gunnell KE, Gaudreau P, Sabiston CM. An integrative analytical framework for understanding the effects of autonomous and controlled motivation. Personality and Individual Differences 2015 Mar; 27. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.02.034.

Carlson LE, Beattie T, Giese-Davis J, Faris P, Tamagawa R, Fick L, Degelman E, Speca M. Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) and Supportive Expressive Therapy (SET) Maintain Telomere Length (TL) Relative to Control in Distressed Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer 2015 Feb 1; 121(3):476-484.

Casault L, Savard J, Ivers H, Savard MH. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Early Minimal Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia Comorbid with Cancer. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2015 Feb; 67C:45-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.02.003.

Castonguay AL, Crocker PRE, Hadd V, McDonough MH, Sabiston CM. Linking Physical Self-Worth to Posttraumatic Growth in a Sample of Physically Active Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research 2015 Jun 1; 20(2):53-70. DOI:10.1111/jabr.12042.

Causarano N, Platt J, Baxter N, Bagher S, Jones JM, Metcalfe K, Hofer SO, O'Neill A, Cheng T, Starenkyj E, Zhong T. Pre-consultation educational group intervention to improve shared decision-making for postmastectomy breast reconstruction: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Supportive Care in Cancer 2015 May; 23(5):1365-75. PMID: 25351455.

Christopher Morash, Luke T. Lavallée, Octav Cristea, Robin Morash, Jennifer Smylie, Dean A. Fergusson, Ilias Cagiannos, Michael Fung-Kee-Fung, Rodney H. Breau. PD47-12 LONG TERM IMPACT OF A PROSTATE CANCER COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE AND REGIONAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. The Journal of Urology April 2015 Volume 193, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e965. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.2756

Cheng ASK, Zeng YC, Feuerstein M. Validation of the Chinese Version of the Cognitive Symptom Checklist-Work-21 in Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2015 Mar. DOI: 10.1007/s10926-015-9576-3.

Coroiu A, Korner A, Burke S, Meterissian S, Sabiston CM. Stress and Posttraumatic Growth Among Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Test of Curvilinear Effects. International Journal of Stress Management 2015 Jan. DOI: 10.1037/a0039247.

Courneya KS, Rogers LQ, Campbell KL, Vallance JK, Friedenreich CM. Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 2015 Jan; 86(2):1-10. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2015.991265.

Damji AN, Bies K, Alibhai SMH, Jones JM. Bone health management in men undergoing ADT: examining enablers and barriers to care. Osteoporosis International 2015 Mar; 26(3):951-59. PMID: 25526712.

de Sousa VT, Nomura F, de C Rossa-Feres D, Andrade GV, Pezzuti TL, Wassersug RJ,, Venesky MD. Differential effects of temperature on the feeding kinematics of the tadpoles of two sympatric anuran species. J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol. 2015 Aug;323(7):456-65. doi: 10.1002/jez.1941. Epub 2015 Jun 7.

Donovan KA, Walker LM, Wassersug RJ, Thompson LM, Robinson JW. Psychological effects of androgen-deprivation therapy on men with prostate cancer and their partners. Cancer. 2015 Sep 15. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29672. [Epub ahead of print]

Eng L, Qiu X, Jie S, Pringle D, Hon CN, Mahler M, Charow R, Villeneuve J, Halytskyy O, Lam C, Tiessen K, Brown MC, Howell D, Giuliani ME, Jones JM , Alibhai SMH, Goldstein DP, Xu W, Selby P, Liu G. The Role of Second-Hand Smoke Exposure on Smoking Cessation in Non-Tobacco Related Cancers. Cancer 2015 Apr 15. PMID: 25877384. [Epub ahead of print].

Foster C, Myall M, Scott I, Sayers M, Brindle L, Cotterell P, Addington-Hall J, Hopkinson J, Payne S, Robinson J. 'You can't say, "what about me?" I'm not the one with cancer': information and support needs of relatives. Psychooncology 2015 Jun; 24(6):705-11. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3716.

Gagnon B, Mayo N, Nadeau L, Scott S, MacDonald N, Dumont S, Aubin M. The association of home palliative care services and quality of end-of-life care indicators in the province of Quebec. Journal of Pain Symptom Management 2015 Jul; 50(1):48-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.

Granton J, Langleben D, Kutryk MB, Camack N, Galipeau J, Courtman DW, Stewart DJ. Endothelial NO-Synthase Gene-Enhanced Progenitor Cell Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The PHACeT Trial. Circ Res. 2015 Sep 11;117(7):645-54. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.114.305951. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Guimond AJ, Massicotte E, Savard MH, Charron-Drolet J, Ruel S, Ivers H, Savard J. Is anxiety associated with hot flashes in women with breast cancer? Menopause 2015 Jan. DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000409.

Hon CN, Eng L, Qiu X, Shen X, Espin-Garcia O, Song Y, Pringle D, Mahler M, Halytskyy O, Charow R, Lam C, Shani RM, Villeneuve J, Tiessen K, Brown MC, Selby P, Howell D, Jones JM, Xu W, Liu G, Alibhai SMH. Lifestyle Behaviours in Elderly Cancer Survivors: A Comparison with Middle-Aged Cancer Survivors. Journal of Oncology Practice. (Currently in press).

Hong G, White J, Zhong L, Carlson LE. Survey of policies and guidelines on antioxidant use for cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship in North American cancer centers: What do institutions perceive as evidence? Integrative Cancer Therapies 2015 Jun 21; 14(4):305-317. (IF 2.014) DOI: 10.1177/1534735415572884.

Jones JM, Howell D, Catton C, Fleshner N, Krzyzanowska M, McCready D, Wong R, Haiyan J. Cancer-related fatigue and associated disability in post-treatment cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice 2015 Apr 16. (Currently in Press).

Jillian A. Johnson, MSc, Joshua A. Rash, MSc, Tavis S. Campbell, PhD, Josée Savard, PhD, Philip R. Gehrman, PhD, Michael Perlis, PhD, Linda E. Carlson, PhD, Sheila N. Garland, PhD, Dr. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in cancer survivors. Sleep Medicine Reviews JULY 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.07.001

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Kam JWY, Brenner CA, Handy TC, Boyd LA, Liu-Ambrose T, Lim HJ, Hayden S, Campbell KL. Sustained attention abnormalities in breast cancer survivors with cognitive deficits post chemotherapy: An electrophysiological study. Clinical Neurophysiology 2015 Mar; DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2015.03.007.

King N, Balnaves L, Levin G, Nguyen T, Nation J, Card C, Carlson LE. Surveys of Cancer Patients and Cancer Care Providers Regarding Complementary Therapy Use, Communication and Information Needs. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2015 Jun 11. pii: 1534735415589984. [Epub ahead of print].

Kirkham AA, Neil-Sztramko SE, Morgan J, Hodson S, Weller S, McRae T, Campbell KL. Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment in a Community-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Setting. Supportive Care Cancer 2015 Jan; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-014-2599-z.

Kirkham AA, Virani SA, Campbell KL. The Utility of Cardiac Stress Testing for Detection of Cardiovascular Disease in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Women’s Health 2015 Jan; 7:127-140. DOI: 10.2147/IJWH.S68745.

Krassioukov A, Tomasone JR, Pak M, Craven BC, Ghotbi MH, Ethans K, Martin Ginis KA, Ford M, Krassioukov-Enns D. 'The ABCs of AD': A prospective evaluation of the efficacy of an educational intervention to increase knowledge of autonomic dysreflexia management among emergency health care professionals. J Spinal Cord Med. 2015 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Labelle LE, Campbell TS, Faris P, Carlson LE. Mediators of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Assessing the timing and sequence of change in cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology 2015 Jan; 71(1):21-40. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22117. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Lebel S1, Simard S, Harris C, Feldstain A, Beattie S, McCallum M, Lefebvre M, Savard J, Devins GM.  Empirical validation of the English version of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory. Qual Life Res.   2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Lorhan S, van der Westhuizen M, Gossmann S. The role of volunteers at an outpatient cancer center: how do volunteers enhance the patient experience? Supportive Care Cancer 2015 Jun; 23(6):1597-1605. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-014-2505-8.

Maheu C, Meschino WS, Hu W, Honeyford J, Ambus I, Kidd M, Benea A, Gao X, Azadbakhsh M, Rochefort C, Esplen MJ. Pilot Testing of a Psycho-educational Telephone Intervention for Women Receiving Uninformative BRCA1/2 Genetic Test Results.Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 2015 Jan; 47(1).

McEwen SE, Davis AM, Jones JM, Martino R, Poon I, Rodriguez AM, Ringash J. Development and preliminary evaluation of rehabilitation consult for survivors of head and neck cancer: An intervention mapping protocol.  Implementation Science 2015 Jan 9; 10(1):6. PMID: 25571966 [Epub ahead of print].

Nessim C, Winocour J, Holloway DPM, Saskin R, Holloway CMB. Wait Times for Breast Cancer Surgery: Effect of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Preoperative Investigations on the Diagnostic Pathway. Journal of Oncology Practice 2015 Feb; 11(2). DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2014.002105.

O’Callaghan C, Schofield P, Butow P, Nolte L, Price M, Tsintziras S, Sze M, Thein T, Yiu D, Mireskandari S, Goldstein D, Jefford M. . "I might not have cancer if you didn't mention it": a qualitative study on information needed by culturally diverse cancer survivors”. Supportive Care Cancer 2015 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print].

Pila E, Taylor V, Sabiston CM. Weight Gain Longitudinally Linked with Negative Body-Related Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors.Journal of Diabetes 2015 Apr; 39:S28. DOI:10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.114.

Pollock PA, Ludgate A, Wassersug RJ. In 2124, half of all men can count on developing prostate cancer Current Oncology 2015 Feb; 22(1):10-12. DOI: 10.3747/co.22.2102.

Ruel S, Savard J, Ivers H. Insomnia and Self-Reported Infections in Cancer Patients: An 18-Month Longitudinal Study. Health Psychology 2015 Jan. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000181.

Savard J, Ivers H, Savard MH, Morin CM. Cancer Treatments and their Side Effects are Associated with Aggravation of Insomnia: Results of a Longitudinal Study: Cancer Treatments and Insomnia.Cancer 2015 Feb; 121(10). DOI: 10.1002/cncr.29244.

Simard S, Savard J. Screening and comorbidity of clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2015 Jan. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-015-0424-4.

S.L Smith, S Murchinson, S. Singh-Carlson, C. Alexander, E.S. Wai. Survivorship care in breast cancer Perceptions of patients and primary care physicians. Canadian Family Physician Medicin de Famille Canadien 61 • December 2015

S. Singh-Carlson.  Health Care Communications with Diverse Ethnic Groups. Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2010 Dec;16(4):419-423. DOI: 10.4069/kjwhn.2010.16.4.419

Tamagawa R, Speca M, Stephen J, Pickering B, Lawlor-Savage L, Carlson LE. Predictors and Effects of Class Attendance and Home Practice of Yoga and Meditation Among Breast Cancer Survivors in a Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) Program. Mindfulness 2015 Jan 9 DOI: 10.1007/s12671-014-0381-4 [Epub ahead of print].

Todd BL, Feuerstein M, Gehrke A, Hydeman J, Beaupin L.  Identifying the Unmet Needs of Breast Cancer Patients Post-Primary Treatment: The Cancer Survivor Profile (CSPro).  Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2015 Jan 5. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-015-0428-0.

Tomasone JR, Chaudhary R, Brouwers MC. Effectiveness of guideline dissemination and implementation strategies on health care professionals' behaviour and patient outcomes in the cancer care context: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2015 Aug 25;4:113. doi: 10.1186/s13643-015-0100-9.

Trinh L, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K P, Sabiston CM, Alibhai SMH, Jones JM, Berry SR, Loblaw A, & Faulkner GE. (2015). A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of sedentary behavior in men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(4), 398-406. DOI: 10.1188/15.

Trinh L, Larsen K, Faulkner GE, Plotnikoff RC, Rhodes RE, North S, Courneya KS. Social-ecological correlates of physical activity in kidney cancer survivors. Journal Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2015 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Trinh L, Plotnikoff RC, Rhodes RE, North S, Courneya KS. Changes in motivational outcomes following a supervised physical activity program with behavioral counseling in kidney cancer survivors: a pilot study. Psychooncology 2015 Jan 27. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3754. [Epub ahead of print].

Van Dam D1, Wassersug RJ, Hamilton LD.  Androgen deprivation therapy's impact on the mood of prostate cancer patients as perceived by patients and the partners of patients. Psychooncology 2015 Aug 31. doi: 10.1002/pon.3932. [Epub ahead of print]

Walker LM, Wassersug RJ, Robinson JW. OPINION Psychosocial perspectives on sexual recovery after prostate cancer treatment. Nature Reviews Urology 2015 Mar; 12(3):167-176. DOI:10.1038/nrurol.2015.29.

White J, Quinn M, Garland S, Dirkse D, Wiebe P, Hermann M, Carlson LE. . Animal Assisted Therapy and counseling support for women with breast cancer: an exploration of patient’s perceptions. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2015 Apr 20. pii: 1534735415580678. [Epub ahead of print].

Yu Ko WF, Oliffe JL, Han CS, Garrett B, Henwood T, Tuckett AG, Sohrevardi A. Canadian Nurses' Perspectives on Prostate Cancer Support Groups: A Survey Study. Cancer Nursing 2015 May 28. [Epub ahead of print].

Zanchetta M, Maheu C, Baku L, Wedderburn PJS, Lemonde M. Prospective roles for Canadian oncology nurses in breast cancer rapid diagnostic clinics.Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal 2015 Apr; 25(2):144-149. DOI: 10.5737/23688076252144149.

Chasen M, Bhargava R, Dalzell C, Pereira J. Attitudes of Oncologists towards Palliative Care and the Edmonton Symptom Assessment system (ESAS) at an Ontario Cancer Centre in Canada. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2014 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print].

Chasen M, Bhargava R, Hirschman S. Immunomodulatory agents for the treatment of cachexia. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2014;8(4), 328-33.

Chasen M, Bhargava R, MacDonald N. Rehabilitation for patients with advanced cancer. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), 2014 Jul 21; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.131402 [Epub ahead of print].

Collie K, McCormick J, Waller A, Railton C, Shirt L, Chobanuk J, Taylor A, Lau H, Hao D, Walley B, Kapusta B, Joy AA, Carlson LE, Giese-Davis J. Care Plans for Breast and Head and Neck Cancer Survivors in Canada: A Qualitative Analysis. Current Oncology. 2014;21(1), e18-28.

Garland SN, Carlson LE, Antle M, Stephens AJ, Samuels C, & Campbell T. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Compared to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia Comorbid with Cancer: a Randomized, Partially Blinded, Non Inferiority Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014;32(5), 449-57.

Garland, SN, Johnson, J, Carlson, LE, Campbell, TS. Sleeping well with cancer: A systematic review of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer patients. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2014;10:1113 – 1124

Giese-Davis J, Tamagaw, R, Yutsi, M, Twirbutt S, Piemme K, Neri E, Taylor B, Spiegel D. Which symptoms matter? Self-report and observer discrepancies in repressors and high-anxious women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2014;37:22–36. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s10865-012-9461-x

Grant K, Mayhew M, Mota L, Kazanjian A, Klein M. The Refugee Experience of Finding a Family Doctor. International Journal of Migration. Health and Social Care (in press 2014)

Howard AF, Bibiana JT, Smillie K, Goddard K, Pritchard S, Olson R, Kazanjian A. Trajectories of social isolation in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2014 Mar;8(1):80-93.

Howard AF, Smillie K, Chan V, Cook S, Kazanjian A. The knowledge exchange-decision support model: application to cancer navigation programs. Support Care Cancer. 2014;22:367-374.

Howard AF, Smillie K, Turnbull K, Munroe D, Ward A, Tobin P, Kazanjian A, Olson R. Access to medical and supportive care for rural and remote cancer survivors in northern British Columbia. Journal of Rural Health. 2014 Feb 1;doi: 10.1111/jrh.12064

Hryniuk W, Simpson R, McGowan A, Carter P. Patient perceptions of a comprehensive cancer navigation service. Current Oncology. 2014;21(2):69-76

Labelle LE, Lawlor-Savage L, Campbell TS, Faris P, Carlson LE. Does self-report mindfulness mediate the effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on spirituality and posttraumatic growth in cancer patients? Journal of Positive Psychology. 2014;http//

Lebel, S., Maheu, C., Lefebvre, M., Secord, S., Courbasson, C., Singh, M., Jolicoeur, L., Benea, A., Harris, C., Fung Kee Fung, M. Rosberger, Z., & Catton, P. Addressing Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Women with Cancer: A Pilot Study of A 6-Week Group Cognitive-Existential Intervention. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2014.Volume 8, Issue 3, Page 485-496.

Maheu, C., Petri-Cal, A., Apostolidis, T., Mouret-Fourme, E., Gauthier-Villars, M., Lasset, C., Berthet, P., Fricker, J. P., Noguès, C., & Julian-Reynier, C. Which factors predict proposal and uptake of psychological counselling after BRCA1/2 test result disclosure? Psycho-oncology. 2014. 23(4), 420-7.

Martin L, Senesse P, Gioulbasanis I, Antoun S, Bozzetti F, Deans C, Strasser F, Thoresen L, Thomas Jagoe R, Chasen M, Lundholm K, Bosaeus I, Fearon K, Baracos VE. Diagnostic criteria for the classification of cancer-associated weight loss. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2014.56.1894.

Mayhew M, Grant K, Kazanjian A, Klein M, Mota L, Rouhani S. Facilitating refugees’ access to family doctors. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 2014.

Mayo NE, Moriello C, Scott SC, Dawes D, Auais M, Chasen M. Pedometer-facilitated walking intervention shows promising effectiveness for reducing cancer fatigue: a pilot randomized trial. Clin Rehabil. 2014 Jun 10. pii: 0269215514536209 [Epub ahead of print].

Nadler M, Alibhai SMH, Catton CN, Catton P, To MJ, Jones JM. The impact of bone mineral density, fracture assessment, and osteoporosis education in men treated by androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a pilot study. Support Care Cancer. 2014;22(9):2409-15.

Palesh O, Aldridge-Gerry A, Zeitzer JM, Koopman C, Neri E, Giese-Davis J, Jo B, Kraemer HC, Nouriani B, Spiegel D. Actigraphy-Measured Sleep Disruption as a Predictor of Survival among Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. Sleep. 2014;37(5):837-842.

Savard J, Ivers H, Savard MH, Morin CM. Is a video-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia as efficacious as a professionally-administered treatment in breast cancer? Results of a randomized controlled trial. Sleep. 2014;37(8):1305-1314.

Thomas BC, Waller A, Malhi RL, Fung T, Carlson LE, Groff SL, Bultz BD. A Longitudinal Analysis of Symptom Clusters in Cancer Patients and Their Sociodemographic Predictors. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2014;47(3):566-78

Zernicke KA, Campbell TS, Speca M, McCabe-Ruff K, Flowers S, Carlson LE. A Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial of Feasibility and Efficacy of an Online Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program for Underserved Distressed Cancer Survivors: the eCALM Trial. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2014;76(4):257-67.

Carlson LE. Mindfulness-based cancer recovery, The development of an evidence-based psychosocial oncology intervention. Oncology Exchange. 2013 12(2):21-5.

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Chasen M, Kennedy A. The growing pains of cancer survivors: a call for a paradigm of interdisciplinary care. Curr Oncol. 2013;20(2):121.

Chasen M, Feldstain A, Gravelle D, MacDonald N, Pereira J. Results of an interprofessional palliative care oncology rehabilitation program. Curr Oncol. Forthcoming 2013.

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Crist JV, Grunfeld EA. Factors reported to influence fear of recurrence in cancer patients: a systematic review. Psycho-oncology. 2013;22(5):978-86.

Gagnon B, Murphy J, Eades M, Lemoignan J, Jelowicki M, Carney S, et al. An interdisciplinary nutrition-rehabilitation program for patients with advanced cancer. Curr Oncol. Forthcoming 2013;20(6).

Howard AF, Smillie K, Chan V, Cook S, Kazanjian A. The Knowledge Exchange-Decision Support Model: application to cancer navigation programs. Support Care Cancer. 2013;26:26.

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Jones JM, Lewis FM, Griffith K, Cheng T, Secord S, Walton T, et al. Helping Her Heal-Group: a pilot study to evaluate a group delivered educational intervention for male spouses of women with breast cancer. Psycho-oncology. 2013;22(9):2102-9

Kazanjian A, Smillie K, Stephen J. Evaluating a knowledge exchange intervention in cancer survivorship care: a workshop to foster implementation of Online Support Groups. Support Care Cancer. 2013;21(5):1429-35.

Loiselle CG, Peters O, Haase KR, Girouard L, Koerner A, Wiljer D, et al. Virtual navigation in colorectal cancer and melanoma: An exploration of patients' views. Support Care Cancer. 2013;21(8): 2289-96.

Ma L, Poulin P, Feldstain A, Chasen M. Association between Malnutrition and Psychological Distress in Patients with Head and neck cancer. Curr Oncol. Forhtcoming 2013;20(6).

Macrae L, de Souza AN, Loiselle CG, Wong N. Experience of BRCA1/2 mutation-negative young women from families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: a qualitative study. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2013;11(1):14.

Nadler M, Alibhai S, Catton P, Catton C, To MJ, Jones JM. Osteoporosis knowledge, health beliefs, and healthy bone behaviours in patients on androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013;111(8):1301-9.

Pluye P, Grad RM, Repchinsky C, Jovaisas B, Johnson-Lafleur J, Carrier ME, et al. Four levels of outcomes of information-seeking: A mixed methods study in primary health care. J Am Soc Inf Sci Technol. 2013;64(1):108-25.

Rojubally A, Stephen J, Fergus K, Sellick S, McLeod D, Speca M, et al. Professional Positions on Online Psychosocial Care in Canada: A Review of Current Policy Statements. Can J Commun Ment Health. 2013:83-101.

Slocum-Gori S, Howard AF, Balneaves LG, Kazanjian A. Investigating the perceived feasibility of integrative medicine in a conventional oncology setting: yoga therapy as a treatment for breast cancer survivors. Integr Cancer Ther. 2013;12(2):103-12.

Stephen J, Collie K, McLeod D, Rojubally A, Fergus K, Speca M, et al. Talking with Text: Therapeutic Communication in CancerChatCanada Support Groups. Soc Sci Med. Accepted.

Stephen J, Fergus K, Sellick S, Speca M, Taylor–Brown J, Turner J, et al. When jurisdictional boundaries become barriers to good patient care. Curr Oncol. 2013;20(1):10-3.

Wurz AJ, Loiselle CG. Video-based cognitive behavioral therapy for cancer patients with insomnia. Oncology Exchange. 2013;12(2):33-4.

Zanchetta Santos, M., Maheu, C., Galhego-Garcia, W., Baku, L., Guruge, S., & Secord, S. (2013). Exploring potentialities for the creation of a social support network for Portuguese Speaking women with breast cancer and who live in Toronto, Canada. Explorando Potencialidades para la creación de una Red de Apoyo Social a Mujeres de habla portuguesa que viven con cáncer de mama en Toronto, Canadá. Revista Brasileira de Cancerologia, 59(3): 391-400.

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Haase KR, Loiselle CG. Oncology team members’ perceptions of a virtual navigation tool for cancer patients. Int J Med Inform. 2012;81(6):395-403.

Jones JM, Ferguson S, Edwards E, Walton T, McCurdy N, Howell D. Experiences of care delivery: endometrial cancer survivors at end of treatment. Gynecol Oncol. 2012;124(3):458-64.

Lee V, Loiselle CG. The salience of existential concerns across the cancer control continuum. Palliat Support Care. 2012;30:1-11.

Loiselle CG, Gelinas C, Cassoff J, Boileau J, McVey L. A pre-post evaluation of the Adler/Sheiner Programme (ASP): a nursing informational programme to support families and nurses in an intensive care unit (ICU). Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2012;28(1):32-40.

Loiselle CG, Sterling MM. Views on death and dying among health care workers in an Indian cancer care hospice: balancing individual and collective perspectives. Palliat Med. 2012;26(3):250-6.

Pelletier M, Knauper B, Loiselle CG, Perreault R, Mizrahi C, Dube L. Moderators of psychological recovery from benign cancer screening results. Curr Oncol. 2012;19(3):935.

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Carlson L, Bultz B. Mind–Body Interventions in Oncology. Curr Treat Options in Oncol. 2008;9(2-3):127-34.

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Highlighted Grants by Consortium Members

SOURCE: Norlien Foundation and Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (The Centre).
TITLE: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Psychological Distress in Pregnancy.
AMOUNT AWARDED: $29,915.96
DATES OF PROJECT: January 2014 - December 2014.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Tomfohr, L., Campbell, T., Giesbrecht, G., Letourneau, N., Carlson, L.E., & Dimidjian, S.

SOURCE: A Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP).
TITLE: The Prostate Cancer Canada sexual health and rehabilitation eclinic (pcc-share),
AMOUNT AWARDED: $(980,000).
DATES OF PROJECT: April 1, 2014-March 31, 2017.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Robinson, J., Giese-Davis, J., Wallace, K., Ruether, D., North, S., Watson, L., Walker, L., Culos-Reed, N., Dunlop, B., Donnelly, B., and Thompson, L.

SOURCE: A Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP).
TITLE: The androgen deprivation educational program: ASAP initiative.
DATES OF PROJECT: April 1, 2014-March 31, 2017.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Robinson, J., Giese-Davis, J., Wallace, K., Ruether, D., North, S., Watson, L., Walker, L., Culos-Reed, N., Dunlop, B., Wallace, K., Donnelly, B., and Thompson, L.

SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada
TITLE: Prostate Cancer Navigation Program: Peer Empowered Partnership in Prostate Cancer (PEP_PC)
AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,377,000
DATES OF PROJECT: 2014-2017.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Kazanjian, A., Bender, J., Stern, A., et al.

SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute – Quality of Life
TITLE: A cognitive-existential group intervention to address fear of cancer recurrence in women with cancer: a randomized control study
DATES OF PROJECT: March 2014 to March 2017.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Maheu, C. & Lebel, S. (Co-PIs). Co-investigators: Singh, M., Courbasson, C., Catton, P., Benea, A., Lefebvre, M., Harris, C., Jolicoeur, L, & Secord, S.

SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
TITLE: Multimodal Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory Treatment For Palliation of Cancer Cachexia (MENAC)
DATES OF PROJECT: 2014-2017.
INVESTIGATOR(S): Chasen, M., Baracos, V., Jagoe, T.

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