Special Issue "Oncological Rehabilitation: Strengths and Weaknesses for a Global Interdisciplinary Management of the Cancer Patient and Novel Future Perspectives during COVID Emergency"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Teresa Paolucci
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Guest Editor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Oral Medical Sciences and Biotechnology, G.D’Annunzio University of Chieti, via dei Vestini 23, 66100, Italy
Interests: physical and rehabilitation medicine; acute and chronic pain; cancer rehabilitation; neuro-cognitive rehabilitation; posture and balance
Dr. Francesco Agostini
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Department of Anatomy, Histology, Forensic Medicine and Orthopedics, Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: physical and rehabilitation medicine; cancer rehabilitation
Dr. Caterina Pipino
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Vascular and Stem Cell Biology, Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University “G. d’Annunzio” CHIETI – PESCARA, Center for Advanced Studies and Technology, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: physical and rehabilitation medicine; cancer rehabilitation; biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oncological rehabilitation is based on reaching an adequate quality of life for cancer patients, helping the patient and his/her family to adapt to living standards, as close as possible to those preceding the disease, with the aim of minimizing physical disability, functional and psychological deficits. The rehabilitation process in cancer patients requires a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach that is based on an individual project according to the specific needs and outcomes that take into account the different phases of taking charge of the cancer patient: before and after surgery, during palliative and/or pharmacological treatment, in the phase of social and familial reintegration. Therefore, a complex and long rehabilitation path, which even before the COVID-19 emergency, recognized some barriers in its practical application and which, to date, has become even more complex in its implementation.

Then, virtuous and novel rehabilitation paths are desirable in cancer patients starting from global care, taking into account the bio-psycho-social model and proposing solutions to favor a rehabilitation alliance, even in home-settings or in telerehabilitation, together with, or instead of, traditional settings (outpatient or inpatient), in order to guarantee the patient a reduction in disability and an adequate quality of life.

Dr. Teresa Paolucci
Dr. Francesco Agostini
Dr. Caterina Pipino
Guest Editors

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  • disability
  • cancer
  • rehabilitation
  • dysfunction
  • posture
  • exercise
  • quality of life
  • multidisciplinary
  • cancer survivorship
  • pain

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