Lorna Sampson

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PURPOSE In the present study, we determined the association of pretreatment circulating neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes with clinical outcomes after lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (sbrt). METHODS All patients with primary lung cancer and with a complete blood count within 3 months of lung sbrt from 2005 to 2012 were included. Overall survival(More)
PURPOSE To determine the number, type and predictors of unmet needs for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors' partner's. METHODS Partners of HNC patients were invited to complete the Cancer Survivors' Partners Unmet Needs Survey (CaSPUN). Analysis determined number, proportion and factors associated with greater unmet needs using linear regression.(More)
120 Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the number and predictors of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors' partners unmet needs and how they correspond to the unmet needs of the survivor. METHODS This study accrued consenting partners from among 158 patients with HNC who had completed a onetime survey including demographic information(More)
PURPOSE In the present work, we set out to comprehensively describe the unmet supportive care and information needs of lung cancer patients. METHODS This cross-sectional study used the Supportive Care Needs Survey Short Form 34 (34 items) and an informational needs survey (8 items). Patients with primary lung cancer in any phase of survivorship were(More)
Many individuals who use tobacco will continue to smoke after a cancer diagnosis and throughout treatment. This study aims to better understand cancer patient preferences to learn about smoking cessation. All new patients seen at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre between 1 January 2014 and 30 June 2015 were asked to complete the Combined Tobacco History(More)
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