Rehabilitation Oncology

Editor-in-Chief: Lucinda (Cindy) Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA
ISSN: 2168-3808
Online ISSN: 2381-2427
Frequency: Quarterly
About this Issue
This issue continues the journal’s commitment to publish the EDGE Task Force Systematic Reviews of Clinical Outcomes since 2013.  The EDGE systematic reviews describe existing measures that are currently valid and clinically useful in cancer populations, or measures that require validation or further validation in the cancer population, as well as identification of areas where clinically relevant measures are still quite inadequate and should not be used. This EDGE systematic review by Davies et al. is on clinical outcome measures of functional mobility in prostate cancer survivors

The other original research papers in this issue are a preliminary report on the use of mirror therapy in pediatric oncology​ while the second paper addresses the “Psychometric Properties of the Modified Brief Fatigue Inventory and FACIT-Fatigue in Individuals with Cancer of the Head and Neck​”. Mirror therapy intervention outcomes for pediatric cancer survivors have not been published and this intervention may provide a new tool in your toolbox for pediatric oncology clinical practice. 

The case report on “Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Fascial Release for the Treatment of Chylous Ascites Following Radical Nephrectomy​” is a novel use of MLD and fascial release techniques. 

The clinical conversation column continues the theme of pediatric oncology, the first column from the Pediatric Oncology Special Interest Group reviews the need for guidelines related to pediatric sarcoma.

The Research Round-up column entitled "Exercise Training and Cancer:  Recognizing What We May Not Know" asks us to ponder the evidence for exercise training in practice as we translate knowledge to practice. 

Lastly, for those of you looking for a new method to measure upper limb, breast or truncal edema, read the technical note/industry news on the Moisture Meter D​ sold by Delphin. The Moisture Meter D may be another measurement tool in your tool box given the challenge of measuring lymphedema accurately in clinical practice and research.

Lucinda (Cindy) Pfalzer, PT, PhD




Call for Papers

Submit a paper for possible inclusion in Rehabilitation Oncology

The journal is currently seeking original research, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, case reports, perspective/commentary articles, and industry news/technical notes.

Please review the instructions and guidelines for submitting articles and visit the REO Editorial Manager site to submit your manuscript.

For more information, email Lucinda (Cindy) Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Editor-in-Chief, at

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Rehabilitation Oncology Indexing
​​​​In addition to being indexed and abstracted in CINAHL and OVID, Rehabilitation Oncology is now also searchable back to Volume 1, Issue 1 on this journal homepage and is also searchable in:
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