• Ute Goerling
  • Anja Mehnert

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Susanne Singer
    Pages 1-11
  3. Andreas Dinkel, Peter Herschbach
    Pages 13-33
  4. Matthew Loscalzo, Karen Clark
    Pages 35-55
  5. Patricia Garcia-Prieto
    Pages 57-66
  6. Steffen Eychmueller, Diana Zwahlen, Monica Fliedner
    Pages 67-85
  7. Joachim Weis, Jürgen M. Giesler
    Pages 105-122
  8. Cecilie E. Kiserud, Alv A. Dahl, Sophie D. Fosså
    Pages 123-143
  9. Mirjam de Vries, Friedrich Stiefel
    Pages 145-161
  10. Anna Stickel, Ute Goerling
    Pages 163-180
  11. Georgia Schilling, Frank Schulz-Kindermann
    Pages 181-190
  12. Tim J. Hartung, David Kissane, Anja Mehnert
    Pages 191-205
  13. Ute Goerling, Anja Mehnert
    Pages 223-234

About this book


This book examines in detail the psychosocial impacts of cancer and its management, explaining the relevance of psycho-oncology during all stages from diagnosis and treatment through to cancer survivorship and rehabilitation and end-of-life care. This new edition has been revised throughout to reflect the latest knowledge and places particular emphasis on patients’ perspectives and what professionals can learn from patients. Readers will find information on a variety of psycho-oncological interventions, and detailed attention is paid to quality of life and patient-reported outcomes (as key benchmarks for successful coping) and to the fear of progression during and after therapy. Entirely new chapters focus on the psychological impact of individualized therapies in oncology, communication skills training, medical risk communication, and current research approaches in psycho-oncology. Written by leading experts in the field, the book will serve as a valuable resource for all health care professionals who work with patients and their relatives in the field of psychosocial cancer care and oncology.


Cancer Psycho-oncological Treatment Psycho-oncology Psychosocial Factors Supportive Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Goerling
    • 1
  • Anja Mehnert
    • 2
  1. 1.Charité Comprehensive Cancer CenterHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Medical Psychology and Medical SociologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64309-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64310-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6767
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