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Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence

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Lebel S, Ozakinci G, Humphris G, Thewes B, Prins J, Dinkel A & Butow P (2017) Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence. Psycho-Oncology, 26 (4), pp. 424-427. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4103

Abstract
1. Despite a rapidly growing research interest in fear of cancer recurrence, lack of consensus on definition and measurement including clinical fear of cancer recurrence, sparse model development and testing, and limited available clinical interventions have impeded knowledge transfer into patient services. 2. To move forward, a 2-day colloquium was held in Ottawa, Canada in August 2015 to progress knowledge and identify future research directions. 3. A comprehensive research program was proposed, including development of a clinical definition, an updated review of screening measures, and a review of existing interventions. 4. A new special interest group was created with the International Psychosocial Oncology Society to facilitate the implementation of this research program and future international collaborations.

Keywords
fear of cancer recurrence; knowledge gap; expert opinion; editorial; future research directions

Journal
Psycho-Oncology: Volume 26, Issue 4

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of St Andrews
Publication date30/04/2017
Publication date online18/02/2016
Date accepted by journal25/01/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33566
ISSN1057-9249
eISSN1099-1611

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Professor Gozde Ozakinci
Professor Gozde Ozakinci

Professor in Health Psychology, Psychology