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Neighborhood Characteristics and Cancer Survivorship: An Overview of the Current Literature on Neighborhood Landscapes and Cancer Care

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Institute for Health & Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
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General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(13), 7192; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137192
Received: 23 February 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 2 July 2021 / Published: 5 July 2021
There is a growing literature on the association between neighborhood contexts and cancer survivorship. To understand the current trends and the gaps in the literature, we aimed to answer the following questions: To what degree, and how, has cancer survivorship research accounted for neighborhood-level effects? What neighborhood metrics have been used to operationalize neighborhood factors? To what degree do the neighborhood level metrics considered in cancer research reflect neighborhood development as identified in the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) guidelines? We first conducted a review guided by PRISMA extension for scoping review of the extant literature on neighborhood effects and cancer survivorship outcomes from January 2000 to January 2021. Second, we categorized the studied neighborhood metrics under six main themes. Third, we assessed the findings based on the LEED-ND guidelines to identify the most relevant neighborhood metrics in association with areas of focus in cancer survivorship care and research. The search results were scoped to 291 relevant peer-reviewed journal articles. Results show that survivorship disparities, primary care, and weight management are the main themes in the literature. Additionally, most articles rely on neighborhood SES as the primary (or only) examined neighborhood level metric. We argue that the expansion of interdisciplinary research to include neighborhood metrics endorsed by current paradigms in salutogenic urban design can enhance the understanding of the role of socioecological context in survivorship care and outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: cancer survivorship; neighborhood characteristics; health promotion; LEED-ND cancer survivorship; neighborhood characteristics; health promotion; LEED-ND
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Namin, S.; Zhou, Y.; Neuner, J.; Beyer, K. Neighborhood Characteristics and Cancer Survivorship: An Overview of the Current Literature on Neighborhood Landscapes and Cancer Care. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7192. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137192

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Namin S, Zhou Y, Neuner J, Beyer K. Neighborhood Characteristics and Cancer Survivorship: An Overview of the Current Literature on Neighborhood Landscapes and Cancer Care. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(13):7192. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137192

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Namin, Sima, Yuhong Zhou, Joan Neuner, and Kirsten Beyer. 2021. "Neighborhood Characteristics and Cancer Survivorship: An Overview of the Current Literature on Neighborhood Landscapes and Cancer Care" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 13: 7192. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137192

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