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Does depression treatment improve the survival of depressed patients with cancer? A long-term follow-up of participants in the SMaRT Oncology-2 and 3 trials

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Background Comorbid major depression has been associated with worse survival in patients with cancer. However, we do not know if treating depression improves survival. In the SMaRT Oncology-2 (good prognosis cancers) and SMaRT Oncology-3 (lung cancer, a poor prognosis cancer) trials, we found that a depression treatment programme, Depression Care for People with Cancer (DCPC), was effective in reducing comorbid major depression. In this analysis, we aimed to identify whether ... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30061-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
321-326
Publication date:
2018-03-12
Acceptance date:
2018-01-06
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ISSN:
2215-0366
Source identifiers:
824236
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pubs:824236
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uuid:057ab3a8-6cd0-4089-bcd6-f971c4649994
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pubs:824236
Deposit date:
2018-02-13

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