2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium

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Palliative Care

‘Triple Threat’ Conditions May Predict Mortality in Patients With Cancer Presenting to Emergency Departments

Dyspnea, delirium, and poor performance—so-called “triple threat” conditions—are known to predict short survival in palliative care. According to data presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive C...

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Palliative Care

Concurrent Palliative Care: Recommendations From the ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline

Updated in 2016, the ASCO clinical practice guideline on the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care provides evidence-based recommendations to oncology clinicians, patients, family...

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Cost of Care
Issues in Oncology

Palliative Care Intervention Reduces Total Health-Care Costs in Patients With Advanced Cancer

A matched case-controlled study among Medicare beneficiaries with metastatic lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers has found that palliative care consultation significantly reduced total heal...

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Palliative Care

Digital Palliative Care Curriculum Improves Knowledge, Skills, and Opioid Prescribing Behavior

A new electronic curriculum delivered via e-mail with push technology may provide an efficient, cost-effective solution to the shortage of palliative care faculty serving the nation’s oncology fellows...

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Palliative Care

Early Integrated Palliative Care Improves Patient Coping Strategies, Quality of Life, and Symptoms of Depression

A new study has shed light on how palliative care interventions may improve patient outcomes. According to data presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium,1 patients wi...

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Palliative Care

Advancing Care Across the Cancer Continuum

Addressing the need to integrate palliative and supportive care practices into medical specialties to ensure optimal patient-centered care across the cancer continuum and the evidence-based remedies t...

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