Lisa K Hansen

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PURPOSE Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is common and leads to suboptimal treatment. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a natural compound involved in neuronal protection. Studies have suggested ALC may be effective for the prevention and treatment of CIPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 24-week randomized double-blind trial comparing ALC (3,000 mg per(More)
We conducted a community-based pilot study to train Hispanic cancer survivors as promotoras (lay health educators) to encourage their social contacts to obtain breast and cervical cancer screening. Promotoras were recruited from a private oncologist's practice at a Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MBCCOP). Five Hispanic women were trained(More)
This research project explores family caregiving processes during the first 100 days following autologous blood and marrow transplantation (ABMT). In this paper, we (1) explore patterns in caregiving, and ABMT recipient function early recovery from ABMT; (2) examine the relationships among caregiver demographics, relationship quality, preparedness, ABMT(More)
Robust methods are needed to efficiently conduct large, multisite, randomized, controlled clinical trials of acupuncture protocols. The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) S1200 trial is a randomized, controlled (i.e., sham-controlled and waitlist-controlled) trial of a standardized acupuncture protocol for treating aromatase inhibitor (AI)-associated(More)
OBJECTIVES To review nursing research contributions and future opportunities for nurses in cooperative oncology group research in SWOG (formerly Southwest Oncology Group). DATA SOURCES Peer-reviewed journal articles, grant submissions, professional manuals, research policy reports, and meeting minutes. CONCLUSION Nurses and nurse researchers have had(More)
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