The time has finally arrived! What started as a small thought of a possibility of a theme issue has now blossomed into our next issue that will be published in August. After the call went out many months ago for our talented authors to submit papers on pediatric oncology for our theme issue, we were overwhelmed by the unanticipated positive response. Authors from all over the world submitted such high quality, impressive papers, as usual, and it was challenging to select only a few that would actually appear in our theme issue. We present them to you now:
Appearing in print:
1. The Latin American Center for Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education
Sara Day, PhD, RN; Lorena Segovia, BSN; Paola Viveros, BSN; Mohammad R. Alqudimat, RN, MSN; Gaston K. Rivera, MD
2. Relationships among therapy-related symptoms, depressive symptoms and quality of life in Chinese children hospitalized with cancer: An exploratory study
Ho Cheung William Li, PhD; Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
3. A Substance Use Decision Aid for Medically-at-Risk Adolescents: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial for Cancer-Surviving Adolescents
Patricia Jean Hollen, PhD; Vida Tyc, PhD; Sarah F. Donnangelo, MS; Susan Shannon, MS, CPNP, CPON; Mary C. O'Laughlen, PhD, RN, FNP; Ivora Hinton, PhD; Mark E. Smolkin, MS; Gina R. Petroni, PhD
4. Translation and Linguistic Validation of the Pediatric PROMIS Measures into Simplified Chinese using Cognitive Interviewing Methodology
Yanyan Liu, MSN, RN; Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN; Jichuan Wang, PhD, Professor; Helena Correia, Licenciatura; Shizheng Du, MSN; Jian Ding, Associate Professor; WenJun Gao, MSN, RN; Changrong Yuan, PhD
5. The Experience of Young Adult Cancer Patients Described Through Online Narratives
Bora Kim, Master of Nursing; David Gillham, PhD
6. EXPERIENCES OF PARENTS FOR THE PHYSICAL CARE NEEDS AT HOME OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Hatice Yildirim Sari, PhD; Medine Yilmaz, PhD; Suheyla Ozsoy, PhD; Mehmet Kantar, MD; Nazan CETİNGUL, MD
7. Feasibility of a Symptom Management Intervention for Adolescents Recovering from a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Cheryl Rodgers, PhD, RN, CPNP; Robert Krance, MD; Richard Street Jr., PhD; Marilyn Hockenbery, PhD
8. ADOLESCENTS' AND YOUNG ADULTS' EXPERIENCES OF CHILDHOOD CANCER - DESCRIPTIONS OF DAILY LIFE FIVE YEARS AFTER DIAGNOSIS
Eva Berg Doukkali, MSc; Jeanette Winterling, PhD; Lars E. Eriksson, PhD; Claudia Lampic, PhD; Anneli Silvén Hagström, MSc; Lena Wettergren, PhD
9. The Tenacity and Tenuousness of Hope: Parental Experiences of Hope When Their Child Has a Poor Cancer Prognosis
Barrera Maru, PhD; Leeat Granek, PhD; Jenny Shaheed, MSW, RSW; David Nicholas, PhD SW; Laura Beaune, MSW; Norma Mammone D'Agostino, PhD C, Psych; Eric Bouffet, MD; Beverely Antle, PhD
10. Pediatric Oncology Nursing Research Goes Global (EDITORIAL)
Mitsue Maru, RN, DSN; Faith Gibson, PhD, MSc, RSCN, FRCN; Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN
11. The Waiting Room ; My Hospice Wish for You (INSIGHTS)
Cynthia Chase Adams, MSN, EdD
Appearing online, with full abstracts in print:
1. Bereaved Jewish mothers of children who died of cancer: The relationship between the mother and the deceased child and the mother's perceived functioning
2. Assessment of Physical Performance Using the 6-Minute Walk Test in Children Receiving Treatment for Cancer
3. Meeting Reality: Young Adult Cancer Survivors' Experiences of reentering Everyday Life after Cancer Treatment
4. 'The art of age appropriate care': reflecting on a conceptual model of the cancer experience for teenagers and young adults'
5. Family members' retrospective stories of the experience during the treatment stage of an adolescent or young adult (AYA) who subsequently died from Cancer.
6. Measuring Vincristine-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
7. Adolescents' Psychosocial Health-Related Quality of Life within Six Months after Cancer Treatment Completion
To the authors whose work does not appear in the lists above, we deeply regret that in making our decisions, we also had to be limited by deadlines and number of pages allowed for this issue. We thank you for submitting your valuable article, and look forward to seeing it published in a future issue of CANCER NURSING.
Additional copies of our theme issue are also being distributed to SIOP leaders at the 2013 SIOP meeting.
Such an exciting work is being done in pediatric oncology, including survivorship. Thank you all for your contributions! Happy reading!