Annie Stenlake

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OBJECTIVES To assess the long-term psychosocial outcomes and supportive care needs of gynecologic cancer survivors. METHODS Women who had received care in a tertiary-based gynecologic cancer center 1-8 years earlier and who were disease-free were invited to complete a mailed self-report questionnaire to assess psychosocial outcomes and supportive care(More)
AIMS To explore views on the ideal structure and process of support groups for cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 184 cancer support groups identified in NSW, Australia, 50 were randomly selected within strata of five variations in group structure: homogenous versus heterogenous participants; urban versus rural; community versus hospital setting,(More)
Cancer support groups are an important source of support for cancer patients, yet little is known about the characteristics of, and barriers to, effective leadership, and the training needs of both professionally trained and untrained leaders. This study explored the views of 179 leaders of 184 cancer support groups in NSW, Australia, regarding these(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome in patients with uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC). METHODS A retrospective review of women treated for UPSC between 1995 and 2006 in Westmead Hospital, Sydney. The patients were treated with total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and surgical staging. The majority of the patients had(More)
ABCB1 (adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter B1) mediates cellular elimination of many chemotherapeutic agents including paclitaxel, which is commonly used to treat ovarian cancer. A significant association between common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ABCB1 and progression-free survival has been reported in patients with ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether an educational intervention would facilitate compliance with vaginal dilators and potentially reduce stenosis in women receiving radiotherapy as treatment for a gynecological malignancy. METHODS From 2002 to 2009, all patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy (either external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy) at our center(More)
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