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Edited By: Jimmie C. Holland and Maggie Watson

Impact Factor: 3.256

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/39 (Social Sciences Biomedical); 18/76 (Psychology); 18/129 (Psychology Multidisciplinary); 86/213 (Oncology)

Online ISSN: 1099-1611

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Editor's Choice

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2017 (Volume 26)

May (Issue 5)

Systematic review and meta-analysis of collaborative care interventions for depression in patients with cancer
M. Li, E. B. Kennedy, N. Byrne et al (Pages 573-587)

April (Issue 4)

Psychosocial oncology care resources in Europe: a study under the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC)
L. Travado, J. C. Reis, M. Watson et al (Pages 523-530)

March (Issue 3)

Telephone-delivered individual cognitive behavioural therapy for cancer patients: An equivalence randomised trial
M. Watson, C. White, A. Lynch & K. Mohammed (Pages 301-308)

February (Issue 2)

Experiences of cervical screening and barriers to participation in the context of an organised programme: a systematic review and thematic synthesis
J. Waller, A. J. Chorley, L. A. V. Marlow, et al (Pages 161-172)

January (Issue 1)

Healthcare professionals' views on discussing fertility preservation with young cancer patients: a mixed method systematic review of the literature
C. Vindrola-Padros, K. E. Dyer, J. Cyrus, et al. (Pages 4-14)

2016 (Volume 25)

December (Issue 12)

Economic evaluations of psychosocial interventions in cancer: a systematic review
M. Dieng, A. E. Cust, N. A. Kasparian, et al. (Pages 1380-1392)

November (Issue 11)

Towards understanding problems in the parent–practitioner relationship when a child has cancer: meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature
S. Davies, B. Young, P. Salmon (Pages 1252-1260)

October 2016 (Issue 10)

People with dementia: what is known about their experience of cancer treatment and cancer treatment outcomes? A systematic review
J. B. Hopkinson et al. (Pages 1137-1146)

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Journal News

Call for Special Issue Topics

Over 2015 and 2016 there were two important Special (themed) Issues of Psycho-Oncology. Both were very successful in terms of capturing the 'zeitgeist' of psycho-oncology and the high number of authors submitting papers to be considered for inclusion.

As Editors we wish to ensure that opportunities arise to present hot issues in our science and clinical work, as well as the integration of psycho-oncology into the broader cancer landscape.

To enable this we are inviting proposals for future themed issues that reflect controversies, important clinical developments and cutting edge science.

Submissions should include a summary, rationale for the proposed topic and a brief biosketch of the Guest Editor(s). The overall length of the summary should be no more than 500 words.

Proposals can be submitted to:

Closing date for submissions is 31st March 2017

We Are Now Online Only!

Psycho-Oncology has been available exclusively online since January 2013. Read more about the transition here.

APOS and IPOS News

The first publication in the IPOS Psycho-oncology Care Series: Companion Guides for Clinicians on Management of Clinical Depression and Anxiety is now published. Details are in the attached flier.

A second edition of the APOS Psycho-Oncology handbook has been published as part of a Psycho-Oncology Series.

Now enjoy reduced rates for membership in IPOS! For details, please visit the IPOS website.

IPOS 2017


BPOS 2016 Conference Flyer

British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference

Living with and beyond cancer: opportunities in a changing landscape

A joint meeting with Psycho-Oncology & Survivroship Clinical Studies Group.

For further details please see