Your Resource for Oncology Information
Rehabilitation Oncology is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for advancing oncologic physical therapy practice and cancer rehabilitation through the dissemination of definitive evidence, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, and integration of theory into education, practice, and research.
This final issue of 2022 includes both essential content for clinicians and important notable changes for our journal. First, the Executive Summary of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Screening and Assessment of Cancer-related Fatigue is included in this issue. A practical algorithm for which tool to use when is provided, as well as useful tables to quickly drill down to the best way to screen for and assess for cancer-related fatigue. The lead author, Joy Cohn, is featured in this month’s accompanying podcast. Another good resource for our clinician community is our OncoReads(sm) offerings; this issue’s feature is another cancer-related fatigue resource: Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment Predicts Postural Sway and Postexertional Changes in Sit-to-Stand Strategy, by Wechsler and colleagues. Check out the Podcast offerings and OncoReads(sm) at www.rehabonc.com, in the right hand column (podcasts are also available on Spotify).
Rehabilitation Oncology is changing with the times, and this month’s issue is our final print version, after 40 years. Beginning in January 2023, we will migrate to a fully online journal. This aligns with our fiscal and environmental stewardship goals, and provides the reader with more online and supplemental content. Simply go to www.rehabonc.com to find the journal each quarter.
The journal editorial team looks forward to the future to continue to provide relevant and important information to guide oncology clinical practice.
Missing rehab due to COVID-19 increased distress in women with breast cancer
October 2020’s COVID-19 Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology features an important Research Report that addresses the Effect of Disrupted Rehabilitation Services on Distress and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This report is receiving deserved attention. You can also read Wolters Kluwer’s press release here.
Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG): Interventions for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema now available!
This CPG is the culmination of significant efforts by several APTA Oncology members and we recognize the authors: Claire Davies, PT, PhD, Kimberly Levenhagen, PT, DPT, Kathryn Ryans, PT, DPT, Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT, MS, and Laura Gilchrist, PT, PhD. We also thank all APTA Oncology members who provided critical feedback during the development of the CPG.
The full CPG is now available (open access as of 7/1/2020) via PT Journal. APTA Oncology members can access an executive summary of the CPG in the latest issue of Rehabilitation Oncology. You can also read APTA’s press release here.
Rehabilitation Oncology Journal Podcast: The official podcast of Rehabilitation Oncology, the Journal of APTA Oncology. New episodes released with every issue!
Now available for streaming on Spotify! Follow the podcast on Spotify and stay tuned to our social media to be alerted when new episodes are available.
- Professional Roles of Oncologic Specialist Physical Therapists in the United States (36:13) – Dr. Nicole Stout
- Association of Outpatient Cancer Rehabilitation With Patient-Reported Outcomes and Performance-Based Measures of Function (26:04) – Dr. Mackenzi Pergolott
- Translating Evidence into Practice through Knowledge Implementation (24:14) – Elizabeth Campione, Meredith Wampler-Kuhn
- And more!
EDGE Annotated Bibliography
As a way to summarize the excellent work and outcomes of our many Oncology EDGE Task Forces, an annotated bibliography has been developed as a quick reference guide. The EDGE findings and recommendations are categorized by diagnosis and/or condition (when not diagnosis-specific). The goal is to promote the utilization of evidence-based outcome measures across settings in order to provide continuity in oncology rehabilitation.
APTA Oncology's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.
Any PT or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.
Want to get involved? Check out APTA Engage for the latest volunteer opportunities within APTA Oncology. Check back often as new opportunities arise!
A clinical research grant is available to APTA Oncology members to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question(s) of importance to adult or pediatric oncology or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) physical therapy.