World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research

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World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research(WJCOR) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of cancer and oncology. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.

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Open Access November 28, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Breast Cancer: A Review on Quality of Life, Body Image and Environmental Sustainability

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(2), 133-144. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.826
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Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide, with approximately two million new cases every year. The number of cases increases despite the high survival rate. The aim of this study is, therefore, to understand this cancer by finding out what has been studied in this area using
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Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide, with approximately two million new cases every year. The number of cases increases despite the high survival rate. The aim of this study is, therefore, to understand this cancer by finding out what has been studied in this area using scientific evidence published between 2003 and 2023. A search was therefore carried out for scientific articles and other relevant sources on the subject with free access, and 48 documents were then analyzed. According to the analysis, many studies have been conducted in the area, particularly on quality of life and body image. However, little has been done in terms of environmental sustainability and breast cancer.Full article
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Open Access November 2, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Oncological Disease in Metastatic Breast Neoplasia and Palliative Care: A Review

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(2), 122-132. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.802
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Cancer is the second cause of death worldwide, affecting one in six people, with breast cancer being the most prevalent in females. Adapting to an oncological disease entails many physical and psychological changes that affect the patient and their families. This work aims to present existing scientific research on adaptation
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Cancer is the second cause of death worldwide, affecting one in six people, with breast cancer being the most prevalent in females. Adapting to an oncological disease entails many physical and psychological changes that affect the patient and their families. This work aims to present existing scientific research on adaptation to oncological disease and the end of life of women with metastatic cancer aged between 45 and 65, framing with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (TAC). Fifty documents with publication dates between 2002 and 2022 were included in this study. It was found that there is much information on the topic in question, as it is a problem that affects not only women but also all the systems they are in. When faced with a terminal diagnosis, a woman faces many doubts and uncertainties, in addition to all the physical effects of the disease. Therefore, she should be accompanied by a team specialized in Palliative Care, which can provide her and her family with all the support needed in this challenging phase.Full article
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Open Access August 9, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Anti-Cancer and Anti-Fungal Activities of Calotropis procera: a Narrative Review

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(2), 102-121. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.727
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Calotropis procera, a medicinally important plant found in Asia, was explored for its anticancer and antibacterial properties in this study. The leaves of C. procera were extracted using methanol and FTIR and UV-VIS spectrophotometry were used to characterize them. Using the MTT assay and the disc diffusion test, the extract
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Calotropis procera, a medicinally important plant found in Asia, was explored for its anticancer and antibacterial properties in this study. The leaves of C. procera were extracted using methanol and FTIR and UV-VIS spectrophotometry were used to characterize them. Using the MTT assay and the disc diffusion test, the extract was examined for anticancer activity against the MCF7 breast cancer cell line and antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The methanolic fraction of C. procera was found to be efficient against the MCF7 cell line and dramatically suppressed MRSA growth. The metabolic fraction of C. procera leaves is important in suppressing the growth of the MCF7 cell line, and it has the potential to be an effective antibacterial agent, according to our findings. The implications of Calotropis procera for all healthcare professionals including oncologists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nutritional therapists are significant. With the increasing incidence of cancer and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, there is a growing need for new, effective, and safer herbal treatments.Full article
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Open Access July 26, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses: An Integrative Review

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(2), 85-101. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.732
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Oncology nurses are more likely to get compassion fatigue (CF) than nurses in other fields because of the emotional stress and poor outlook of cancer patients. Because of this, the care might not be very good, the job might not be very satisfying, and there is a good chance that
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Oncology nurses are more likely to get compassion fatigue (CF) than nurses in other fields because of the emotional stress and poor outlook of cancer patients. Because of this, the care might not be very good, the job might not be very satisfying, and there is a good chance that the patient's pain won't be noticed. Aim. To synthesize empirical evidence on compassion fatigue in order to extract the common, central, and fundamental elements that may improve nursing care. Design. An integrative review Results. Fifteen (15) studies met the eligibility criteria wherein five themes emerged. These are the level of compassion fatigue among oncology nurses, the oncology nurses' perspectives on compassion fatigue, precipitating factors leading to CF with 2 subthemes (work environment and a feeling of lack of support), the influence of compassion fatigue on the personal lives and general well-being of cancer nurses, and the consequences on the quality of oncology nurses' professional lives at work. Conclusion. CF is a significant problem for nurses who work in specialized areas such as cancer units, demonstrated as a basic incapacity to nurture others. The integration of studies provides evidence of clinical practice application which can provide better outcomes and improve nursing care. Implications for Practice. The findings provide understanding into healthcare practice on how to avoid compassion fatigue. Clinical management approaches that can mitigate compassion fatigue and its negative repercussions are presented, as well as the formation of peer support groups that have the ability to ameliorate CF.Full article
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Open Access July 24, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators: An Integrative Review

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(1), 66-84. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.733
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Background: Oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) are becoming even more vital as healthcare continues to develop into a more complicated, confusing maze for patients. When many specialists on the treatment team have divergent points of view due to the nature of their respective professions or other factors, the patient may experience
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Background: Oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) are becoming even more vital as healthcare continues to develop into a more complicated, confusing maze for patients. When many specialists on the treatment team have divergent points of view due to the nature of their respective professions or other factors, the patient may experience feelings of confusion. In the end, this can cause delays in treatment, pose a threat to the established standard of care, and lead to a decrease in patient satisfaction. Aim: To enumerate various ways in which ONNs may help improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Design: An integrative review. Results: A total of 19 studies related to the topic are evaluated. Four main themes namely: provider of psychological support, facilitator of timely care, oncology nurse navigators perception of their role and patient’s perception of oncology nurse navigators and 3 sub themes which are: information giver, source of emotional support and coordinator, were identified to be the roles of the ONNs. The findings showed that oncology nurse navigators help reduce patients anxiety and distress, increase patient satisfaction, shorten the time from diagnosis to treatment, provide necessary information, support them emotionally and coordinate their care with the different members of the healthcare team and resources. Conclusion: The main function of the ONNs is to address any barrier that may hinder the patient’s cancer treatment, survivorship and even palliative care. ONNs make sure that each patient has individualized nursing care according to the patients and their families' needs. Implications for Practice: ONNs have the potential to significantly contribute not only to the quality of life of cancer patients but also to the process of achieving better service integration. The result of this integrative review contributes to the growth of the healthcare system by improving accessibility, fairness, efficiency, effectiveness, and the ability to maintain health services throughout time brought about by ONNs.Full article
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Open Access February 21, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Clinicians’ Perception of Spirituality in Oncology Care: A Qualitative Synthesis

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(1), 47-65. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.628
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Background: By rediscovering the medical field spiritual foundation, clinicians sought to balance their care and realize that spirituality is frequently associated with healthcare, thus one’s spiritual beliefs influence patients' decisions between aggressive care and complementary therapies in oncology care. Aim: This study investigates clinicians’ experiences and perceptions of spirituality in
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Background: By rediscovering the medical field spiritual foundation, clinicians sought to balance their care and realize that spirituality is frequently associated with healthcare, thus one’s spiritual beliefs influence patients' decisions between aggressive care and complementary therapies in oncology care. Aim: This study investigates clinicians’ experiences and perceptions of spirituality in oncology care that clinicians can utilize to improve cancer and spiritual care provision. Methods: A thematic, qualitative synthesis. Results: Four main themes emerged from the synthesis of the 11 included studies that can steer future framework and policies to make clinicians more inept in providing care to address spiritual well-being of the patients and their family from a clinician's point of view of spirituality: “Maintaining Hope and Spiritual Wellness, Clinician’s Sensitivity to Cancer Patients, Provision of Culturally Respectful Spiritual Care, and Education in Providing Spiritual Care”. Conclusion: Cancer patients, cancer survivors, and clinicians’ quality of life is correlated with measures of spirituality and spiritual well-being. Spirituality also fulfill these oncologic patients has been linked to improved emotional and spiritual adjustment. Implications: Clinicians with different proficiencies, novice or expert, develop a strong spiritual belief can also be a strength when it comes to caring for those terminally ill patients, to be able to aid them in their sufferings. Amidst the challenges of spiritual care, these clinicians provide a patient strategy approach that is holistic to the care.Full article
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Open Access February 3, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Novel nano-thermal ablation therapy using functionalized heat-generating nanoparticles for solid cancer treatment

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(1), 29-46. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.592
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This seminar in writing introduced novel cancer thermal therapy using functionalized heat-generating nanoparticles with about 100 nm diameter, administered via intratumor injection. The nanoparticles named magnetites cationic lipid composite particles (MCL particles) were composed of about 10 nm magnetites (Fe3O4), a cationic lipid and two neutral lipids. Magnetites in MCL
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This seminar in writing introduced novel cancer thermal therapy using functionalized heat-generating nanoparticles with about 100 nm diameter, administered via intratumor injection. The nanoparticles named magnetites cationic lipid composite particles (MCL particles) were composed of about 10 nm magnetites (Fe3O4), a cationic lipid and two neutral lipids. Magnetites in MCL particles generated heat due to external alternating magnetic field (AMF) irradiation to kill cancer cells nearby located. A cationic lipid component conferred several functions to MCL particles necessary for its efficacy and safety. Origination of the therapy with MCL particles was summarized by referring to our earlier reports in 1996-2014. Further characterizations of MCP particles and utility of heat dose index for treatment control were summarized by referring to our recent reports in 2019-2022. Unpublished data were supplemented to support overall understanding of the therapy. Purpose of this seminar is to clarify novel principle of the therapy in comparison with conventional thermal therapies and to discuss its clinical application.Full article
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Open Access January 27, 2023 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Sexual Functioning of Patients with Gynecologic Cancers: A Qualitative Synthesis

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(1), 10-28. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.598
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Background: Sexuality is considered to be one of the most significant markers of quality of life. This is due to the fact that sexuality is linked to ideas, feelings, behaviors, social integration, and therefore, a person's physical and mental health and well-being but with patients who have gynecologic cancers, there
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Background: Sexuality is considered to be one of the most significant markers of quality of life. This is due to the fact that sexuality is linked to ideas, feelings, behaviors, social integration, and therefore, a person's physical and mental health and well-being but with patients who have gynecologic cancers, there are significant challenges when it comes to matters of sexuality and intimacy. Aim: To find out how gynecological cancer affects women's sexual experiences and how they express sexuality in the context of their sickness Design: A qualitative synthesis, thematic approach Result: Nineteen (19) eligible studies centered with gynecologic cancers on sexual functioning were included with two (2) main themes emerged: (1) Issues with Sexual Experiences and (2) Physical and Emotional Burden. Many individuals were found to have one or more sexual dysfunctions, which commonly caused distress. Conclusion: Changes in the women’s quality of life in the sexual aspect due to their disease takes a toll not just on the physical but in other facets as well. Better knowledge and patient-centered approaches would improve gynecologic cancer patients' capacity to cope in terms of sexual functioning. Implications: Healthcare professionals such as oncology nurses and doctors should better understand ways to address the sexual problems of their patients following the myriad of events following their diagnosis and treatment of their gynecologic cancers.Full article
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Open Access December 25, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Cancer Risk Assessment Tools in Primary Care Settings: An Integrative Review

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2023, 2(1), 1-9. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2023.568
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Background: There are currently numerous risk instruments available to aid in predicting the present or future chance of getting a cancer diagnosis. It aids in determining a person's likelihood of developing certain cancers by looking at various risk factors, including environmental, behavioral, and genetic. Aim: To analyze the effectiveness of
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Background: There are currently numerous risk instruments available to aid in predicting the present or future chance of getting a cancer diagnosis. It aids in determining a person's likelihood of developing certain cancers by looking at various risk factors, including environmental, behavioral, and genetic. Aim: To analyze the effectiveness of cancer risk assessment techniques utilized in primary care settings. Methods: An integrative review of literature Results: Five (5) studies were met the criteria based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. These tools demonstrated effectiveness in improving patient outcomes and serving as useful therapeutic tools in the primary care setting. Conclusion: Advantages that may aid clinicians in the primary care setting in validating the diagnosis and assisting patients in determining the early signs and symptoms in the diagnosis of cancer. The role of assessment tools can enhance the reliability and caliber of clinical judgment, which can enhance patient outcomes. Implications: The role of healthcare professionals, such as oncologists, nurses, and the healthcare team, on cancer risk assessment in the primary care setting across the lifespan is crucial to ensure a care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.Full article
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Open Access November 5, 2022 Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX

Tight Junctions and Prostate Cancer

World Journal of Cancer and Oncology Research 2022, 1(1), 39-53. DOI: 10.31586/wjcor.2022.498
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In this review proteins associated with tight junctions (TJs) is described with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Overall tight junctional proteins do not seem to play a decisive role in prostate carcinoma pathogenesis. Of TJ proteins, expression of some claudins show an association with clinical behaviour of the tumors. Claudin
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In this review proteins associated with tight junctions (TJs) is described with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Overall tight junctional proteins do not seem to play a decisive role in prostate carcinoma pathogenesis. Of TJ proteins, expression of some claudins show an association with clinical behaviour of the tumors. Claudin 1 expression appears to be related to a better prognosis partly due to its involvement in EMT abrogation. Claudin 3 and 4 are highly expressed in prostate cancer and their expression is associated with aggressive behaviour. Inhibition of claudin 8 promotes prostate carcinoma invasion and spread but studies are few. CPE has been known to bind to especially claudins 3 and 4 and cause cell lysis. Several experiments with modified CPE have been made in prostate cancer cell lines. Regardless of this effective CPE based human treatment for prostate cancer have not yet been developed.Full article
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DOI prefix: 10.31586/wjcor
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