A recent systematic review analyzed the predictors of emotional distress a year or more after a cancer diagnosis. READ MORE

Conferences

Better communication across medical departments can lead to improved outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Supportive care most often refers to efforts such as blood transfusions, anticoagulant use, and drug management strategies.

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Features

The essential role of patient navigation and care coordination services in helping patients to adhere to their treatment plans.

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News

A recent systematic review analyzed the predictors of emotional distress a year or more after a cancer diagnosis.

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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.

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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.

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A prophylactic therapy is effective in preventing treatment-associated mild-to-moderate bone pain in breast cancer.

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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.

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Adherence to distress screening protocols could lead to 18% fewer ER visits and 19% fewer hospitalizations.

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Resources

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently provided a few major updates to their palliative care guidelines.

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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.

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