Funding for this research was provided by:
Western Sydney University
from South West Sydney Local Health District
Oncology Massage Ltd
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Received: 29 September 2017
Accepted: 17 April 2018
First Online: 9 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval was granted by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethic Committee (HREC) approval number H11389; and the relevant local hospital HRECs, the details of which are confidential to protect the anonymity of the participating groups. All participants gave specific written consent.
: Author JH, is engaged in integrative medicine, primary care clinical practice.Author’s JH and CS are academic researchers at NICM. As a medical research institute, NICM receives research grants and donations from foundations, universities, government agencies, individuals and industry. Sponsors and donors provide untied funding for work to advance the vision and mission of NICM. The project that is the subject of this article was not undertaken as part of a contractual relationship with any donor or sponsor.Author GD is a clinical oncologist, Director of Cancer Services for the South Western Sydney Local Health District and Director of Liverpool Cancer Centre in Australia.Author EO is the Founder of Oncology Massage Ltd., a not-for-profit company and registered charity in Australia that provides education, training and advocacy for oncology massage.Authors JU, CP and AK have no competing interests to declare.
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