Starting Palliative Care Early Can Improve QoL in Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients

June 21, 2016

In this video we discuss how palliative care early on in the process of treating patients with cancer led to an improvement in depressive symptoms and quality of life among family caregivers.

The involvement of palliative care early on in the process of treating patients with cancer led to an improvement in depressive symptoms and quality of life among family caregivers, according to the results of a study presented by Areej R. El-Jawahri, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Chicago.

Here Dr. El-Jawahri findings from the trial (abstract 10131).