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April 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 2

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

COVID-19 Call for Manuscripts due June 30, 2020

Special Topic:  Care of those with cancer or chronic disease such as HIV in the time of COVID19.

Rehabilitation Oncology invites submissions related to cancer rehabilitation in the time of COVID19. All manuscript types including perspectives and commentaries are welcome. These papers will be fast tracked for publication ahead of print, following all necessary peer review policies. Please click here for more detailed information. 

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 if an extension is necessary.  Make sure to include the relevant manuscript number when notifying us.

​​​​​​Call for Papers

Submit a paper on a topic related to Balance and Falls for Cancer Survivors for possible inclusion in a special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology.

Please email Min Huang, PhD, PT if you are considering a submission to this special issue at: 

Manuscripts for this issue need to be submitted by June 30, 2020

This issue of Rehabilitation Oncology contains important findings to support the need for rehabilitation for survivors of cancer.  In the study by Wood et al, the link between cancer-related fatigue and increased falls and lower levels of function is highlighted. And in the scoping review by Smith-Turchyn and colleagues, the lack of access to exercise interventions for rural populations is a significant problem.  This month's Clinical Commentary focuses on the increased risk that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have for experiencing a stroke, compared to an HIV negative population.  The author stresses the important role physical therapists have in screening for stroke risk factors and treating individuals with HIV who have had a stroke, as this population has poorer outcomes than those who HIV negative.  For practicing oncology rehabilitation professionals, the research in this issue provides valuable insights into the interconnections between symptoms, morbidities and function for those living with cancer, and this valuable information can improve the care provided.