Category: Health Professionals

Effectiveness of Supportive Expressive Group Therapy (SEGT) for women with metastatic breast cancer

Posted November 18, 2014, in

Our effectiveness study ‘Supportive-expressive group therapy for women with metastatic breast cancer: Improving Access for Australian women through use of teleconference’ (can we link to the article?) published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research in 2008 is cited in Bergen and Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behaviour Change, 6th Ed. (2013). It is one of 23…

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Current status of Female Breast Cancer in Queensland, 1982 to 2006

Posted February 26, 2013, in

Click here to download the full report as a PDF The Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to eliminating cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, treatment, patient care and prevention and early detection.1 Part of this commitment includes informing Queenslanders of the latest available data on cancer. This report is the fourth in a…

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How the group benefits women

Posted February 29, 2012, in

Dr David Spiegel outlined the goals of supportive-expressive group therapy (SEGT) in his book Group Therapy for Cancer Patients published in 2000 by Basic Books. Dr Spiegel, Stanford University, pioneered the use of SEGT with women with breast cancer and is the model we use for the group. Goals include: Overcoming isolation – like Margaret,…

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Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

Posted November 21, 2009, in

Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

September 21, 2009 (Berlin, Germany) — Surgical removal of the primary tumor in patients with metastatic breast cancer — which is not currently standard practice — could greatly improve survival. According to data from 1 study presented here at the 15th Congress of the European CanCer Organization and the 34th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Multidisciplinary Congress, tumor removal was associated with a doubling of overall survival.

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