Articles of Interest

Last Updated: 26/Jan/2021

Please find below articles of interest from journals, publications, websites, and newspapers.

Journal Articles

Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Loxton, D., Pirotta, M., Humphreys, J., Lui, C.-W., 2011. A comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: a national survey of 1,427 women. BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 11, 85.

Armstrong, K., Lanni, T., Anderson, M.M., Patricolo, G.E., 2018. Integrative medicine and the oncology patient: options and benefits. Support. Care Cancer Off. J. Multinatl. Assoc. Support. Care Cancer 26, 2267–2273.

Billhult, A., Bergbom, I., Stener-Victorin, E., 2007. Massage Relieves Nausea in Women with Breast Cancer Who Are Undergoing Chemotherapy. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 13, 53–58.

Billhult, A., Lindholm, C., Gunnarsson, R., Stener-Victorin, E., 2009. The effect of massage on immune function and stress in women with breast cancer--a randomized controlled trial. Auton. Neurosci. Basic Clin. 150, 111–115.

Boyd, C., Crawford, C., Paat, C.F., Price, A., Xenakis, L., Zhang, W., Evidence for Massage Therapy (EMT) Working Group, 2016. The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part II, Cancer Pain Populations. Pain Med. Malden Mass 17, 1553–1568.

Cassileth, B.R., Vickers, A.J., 2004. Massage therapy for symptom control: outcome study at a major cancer center. J. Pain Symptom Manage. 28, 244–249.

**NEW** Eldridge, L., 2019. Causes of Insomnia in People With Cancer. Very Well Health.

Ernst, E., 2009. Massage therapy for cancer palliation and supportive care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Support. Care Cancer Off. J. Multinatl. Assoc. Support. Care Cancer 17, 333–337.

Falkensteiner, M., Mantovan, F., Müller, I., Them, C, 2008.  The Use of Massage Therapy for Reducing Pain, Anxiety, and Depression in Oncological Palliative Care Patients: A Narrative Review of the Literature. . 2011; 2011: 929868,

Fourie, W. J., 2008. Considering wider myofascial involvement as a possible contributor to upper extremity dysfunction following treatment for primary breast cancer. Journal Bodywork & Movement Therapy Oct;12(4):349-55.

Gentile, D., Boselli, D., O’Neill, G., Yaguda, S., Bailey-Dorton, C., Eaton, T.A., 2018. Cancer Pain Relief After Healing Touch and Massage. J. Altern. Complement. Med. N. Y. N 24, 968–973.

Greenlee, H., DuPont-Reyes, M.J., Balneaves, L.G., Carlson, L.E., Cohen, M.R., Deng, G., Johnson, J.A., Mumber, M., Seely, D., Zick, S.M., Boyce, L.M., Tripathy, D., 2017. Clinical practice guidelines on the evidence-based use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment. CA. Cancer J. Clin. 67, 194–232.

Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Ironson, G., Beutler, J., Vera, Y., Hurley, J., Fletcher, M.A., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., Fraser, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Field, T., Ironson, G., Beutler, J., Vera, Y., Hurley, J., Fletcher, M.A., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., Fraser, M., 2005. Natural Killer Cells and Lymphocytes Increase in Women with Breast Cancer following Massage Therapy. Int. J. Neurosci. 115, 495–510.

Hunter, D., Marinakis, C., Salisbury, R., Cray, A., Oates, R., 2016. Complementary therapy use in metropolitan and regional Australian radiotherapy centres; do patients report effective outcomes? Support. Care Cancer Off. J. Multinatl. Assoc. Support. Care Cancer 24, 1803–1811.

Johnson, J.R., Crespin, D.J., Griffin, K.H., Finch, M.D., Dusek, J.A., 2014. Effects of integrative medicine on pain and anxiety among oncology inpatients. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monogr. 2014, 330–337.

Kinkead, B., Schettler, P.J., Larson, E.R., Carroll, D., Sharenko, M., Nettles, J., Edwards, S.A., Miller, A.H., Torres, M.A., Dunlop, B.W., Rakofsky, J.J., Rapaport, M.H., 2018. Massage therapy decreases cancer-related fatigue: Results from a randomized early phase trial. Cancer 124, 546–554.

Kutner, J.S., Smith, M.C., Corbin, L., Hemphill, L., Benton, K., Mellis, B.K., Beaty, B., Felton, S., Yamashita, T.E., Bryant, L.L., Fairclough, D.L., 2008. Massage therapy versus simple touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized trial. Ann. Intern. Med. 149, 369–379.

Lee, S.-H., Kim, J.-Y., Yeo, S., Kim, S.-H., Lim, S., 2015. Meta-Analysis of Massage Therapy on Cancer Pain. Integr. Cancer Ther. 14, 297–304.

Lopez, G., Liu, W., Milbury, K., Spelman, A., Wei, Q., Bruera, E., Cohen, L., 2017. The effects of oncology massage on symptom self-report for cancer patients and their caregivers. Support. Care Cancer Off. J. Multinatl. Assoc. Support. Care Cancer 25, 3645–3650.

Mao, J.J., Wagner, K.E., Seluzicki, C.M., Hugo, A., Galindez, L.K., Sheaffer, H., Fox, K.R., 2017. Integrating Oncology Massage Into Chemoinfusion Suites: A Program Evaluation. J. Oncol. Pract. 13, e207–e216.

Noto, Y., Kitajima, M., Kudo, M., Okudera, K., Hirota, K., 2010. Leg massage therapy promotes psychological relaxation and reinforces the first-line host defense in cancer patients. J. Anesth. 24, 827–831.

Oh, B., Butow, P., Mullan, B., Beale, P., Pavlakis, N., Rosenthal, D., Clarke, S., 2010. The use and perceived benefits resulting from the use of complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients in Australia. Asia Pac. J. Clin. Oncol. 6, 342–349.

Post-White, J., Kinney, M.E., Savik, K., Gau, J.B., Wilcox, C., Lerner, I., 2003. Therapeutic Massage and Healing Touch Improve Symptoms in Cancer. Integr. Cancer Ther. 2, 332–344.

Sey, A.K., Hunter, J., 2020. Finding the value in oncology massage: A mixed-method study of cancer services and survivors in Australia.

Shin, E.-S., Seo, K.-H., Lee, S.-H., Jang, J.-E., Jung, Y.-M., Kim, M.-J., Yeon, J.-Y., 2016. Massage with or without aromatherapy for symptom relief in people with cancer. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. CD009873.

Smith, C.A., Hunter, J., Delaney, G.P., Ussher, J.M., Templeman, K., Grant, S., Oyston, E., 2018. Integrative oncology and complementary medicine cancer services in Australia: findings from a national cross-sectional survey. BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 18, 289.

Wang, K., Qi, S., Lai, H., Zhu, X., Fu, G., 2018. Clinical massage therapy for patients with cancer-related fatigue protocol of a systematic review. Medicine (Baltimore) 97, e13440.

Wilkinson, S., Barnes, K., Storey, L., 2008. Massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer: systematic review. J. Adv. Nurs. 63, 430–439.


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