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July 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 3

  • Mary Insana Fisher, PT, PhD
  • 2168-3808
  • 2381-2427
  • Quarterly

COVID-19 Update

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus and the ensuing COVID-19 illness has drastically changed how we live and work, and how we deliver our care. The editorial team at Rehabilitation Oncology understands that health department and Centers for Disease Control guidelines may interfere with ability to complete research and scientific work.  We are able to grant extensions necessary for manuscript revisions and for reviews; please notify the Editor in Chief at editor@ongologypt.org if an extension is necessary.  Make sure to include the relevant manuscript number when notifying us.

This July issue arrives amidst the coronavirus pandemic and disruption of our personal and professional lives.  In applying lessons learned amidst a pandemic, we must quickly translate research findings into practice.  This issue provides the reader with up-to-date evidence for immediate clinical application.  An Executive Summary of the second APTA Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline, Interventions for Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema, is available with the full guideline published in Physical Therapy (https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzaa087). The importance of prehabilitation for those with cancer in both Moorthy, et al, Quantitative Study of long-term follow-up of exercise levels following participation in a prehabilitation programme in oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer, and Andres, et al, Impact of physical conditioning on outcomes in transplant patients: retrospective data analysis, highlight the continued need for our services before, during, and after treatment for cancer.  Additionally, Rindflesch and colleagues share finding from a prospective study of physical performance in individuals undergoing stem cell transplantation.  The Research Round-up and Clinical Conversation focus on the important topic of falls impacting those with cancer.