A recent systematic review analyzed the predictors of emotional distress a year or more after a cancer diagnosis. 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.
A recent systematic review analyzed the predictors of emotional distress a year or more after a cancer diagnosis.
Patients with cancer treated through the Department of Veterans Affairs are less likely to receive excessive end-of-life interventions than patients treated through Medicare.
Citing a growing rift between the needs of patients with cancer and the actual care they receive, ESMO highlighted a need for better supportive and palliative care in a recent position paper.
A prophylactic therapy is effective in preventing treatment-associated mild-to-moderate bone pain in breast cancer.
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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.