Recent efforts to develop and validate a patient-reported assessment of the quality of palliative cancer care have been successful. READ MORE
Better communication across medical departments can lead to improved outcomes for patients with cancer.
Supportive care most often refers to efforts such as blood transfusions, anticoagulant use, and drug management strategies.
The essential role of patient navigation and care coordination services in helping patients to adhere to their treatment plans.
Recent efforts to develop and validate a patient-reported assessment of the quality of palliative cancer care have been successful.
Heightened self-efficacy for symptom management in patients with hematologic cancers prior to undergoing stem cell transplant may be used in improving symptom management and outcomes.
Results of a study identified unmet support needs of survivors of cancer that could be addressed through improved care coordination at a comprehensive cancer center.
A recent study evaluated the impact of a geriatric oncology clinic on cancer treatment plans and supportive care in older adults with genitourinary cancers.
Research in Review
Results of a recent survey showed that for patients with cancer requiring palliative care, some symptoms and care needs are not strongly associated with specific diagnoses.
Adherence to distress screening protocols could lead to 18% fewer ER visits and 19% fewer hospitalizations.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently provided a few major updates to their palliative care guidelines.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a new guideline that outlines best practices for cancer clinicians when communicating with patients and their families.