REVIEW ARTICLE Jamie H. Von Roenn, Jennifer Teme;ONCOLOGY Vol. 25 No. 13 This article will review the overlap between palliative care and oncology and discuss the available evidence that true integration of palliative and oncology care provides patients with optimal oncology care.
REVIEW ARTICLE Kristopher Dennis, S. Lawrence Librach, Edward Chow; ONCOLOGY Vol. 25 No. 13 This article highlights the importance of palliative cancer care and the palliative care specialist to patients with incurable cancer.
REVIEW ARTICLE Charles F. von Gunten, Stephen Lutz, Frank D. Ferris;ONCOLOGY Vol. 25 No. 13 In this article, prognostic data are summarized and a suggested approach for discussing hospice enrollment with patients is presented.
Integrating palliative care from the time of diagnosis can support both patients and families through difficult periods and prepare them for the journey ahead. It can improve quality of life while curtailing healthcare spending and increasing satisfaction with oncology care. More »
To insure standardization of all aspects of care during the conduct of a clinical trial, clinical trials should include guideline-based criteria for the management of all symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and failure to adhere to any of the standards for symptom management during the conduct of the trial should result in an equal level of... More »
Two studies suggest that for many people with MS, minimally invasive interventional radiology treatments—such as angioplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency—can provide effective palliative therapy. More »
A significant portion of patients with incurable lung cancer believe that palliative radiation therapy will cure the disease or at least help them live longer, according to a new study. Only about one-third of patients acknowledged that the treatment was not at all likely to cure their cancer. More »
Optimal supportivecare for patients with pancreatic cancer is essential. Putting these interventions into practice requires that oncologists and oncology teams incorporate innovations at both the individual and the system level.
kristine.crane at oup.com. By all accounts, the past several years has seen palliativecare leap into the nation s health care headlines and perhaps its consciousness as never before. ... New England Journal of Medicine. showing that terminal lung cancer
Medical care during life's final stages is often poorly coordinated and inattentive to patient preferences, typically owing to a failure to ascertain each individual's goals. End-of-life care also consumes substantial health care dollars. For example, 30% of Medicare resources are expended on the 5% of beneficiaries who die each year, and one-third of costs in life's last year is accounted for in life's last month. Research indicates that physicians and health care professio
and coordinating the care recommended by different health care providers ( ie, primary care practitioners, oncologists, surgeons, and palliativecare clinicians who are specialized in addressing supportive needs as death approaches). ... Supportive and
By the time cancer patients undergoing treatment show clinical signs of cachexia, the loss of fat and skeletal muscle is already advanced. Chinese respiratory specialists have a proposed intervention, and a review says to look beyond oncology to improve care for this problem.
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.