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Impact of psychotherapeutic support for patients with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing surgery: 10-year survival results of a randomized trial.

Authors
  • Küchler, Thomas
  • Bestmann, Beate
  • Rappat, Stefanie
  • Henne-Bruns, Doris
  • Wood-Dauphinee, Sharon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Publisher
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
25
Issue
19
Pages
2702–2708
Identifiers
PMID: 17602075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of this study indicate that patients with gastrointestinal cancer, who undergo surgery for stomach, pancreatic, primary liver, or colorectal cancer, benefit from a formal program of psychotherapeutic support during the inpatient hospital stay in terms of long-term survival.

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