According to a recent study, palliative care is underused among patients with which late-stage cancer type? READ MORE
A two-tiered cardiac monitoring system aimed at identifying cancer survivors considered at high risk for cardiotoxic events.
Cognitive factors such as working memory dysfunction and depression may be predictors of non-adherence in patients with cancer.
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.
SEASONS: A Prospective Study to Assess the Physical, Psychosocial, Spiritual, and Financial Needs of Breast and Prostate Cancer Survivors
Multiple needs of breast and prostate cancer survivors.
The authors explore how incorporating the role of patient navigators into AD clinical pathways can result in improved outcomes for patients.
The essential role of patient navigation and care coordination services in helping patients to adhere to their treatment plans.
Journal of Clinical Pathways spoke with Geoffrey P. Dunn, MD, about the growth of formal palliative care programs.
Nearly two-thirds of children and teens with terminal cancer receive intense care at the end of life, often in hospitals and intensive care units.
Almost 50% of patients with cancer who experience severe distress miss at least one radiation therapy appointment and are admitted to the hospital during their treatment.
A recent study examined whether inpatient palliative care during hematopoietic stem-cell transplant leads to long-term improvements in quality of life and symptom burden for patients.
Previously-treated patients with stage IV NSCLC are less likely to utilize palliative care or hospice services compared with those who receive no prior oncologic treatment.
Research in Review
Patients with advanced cancer who visit the ED with delirium have increased rates of hospitalizations and ICU admissions, along with decreased survival rates.
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.
Terminally ill patients’ understanding of their prognosis within the last six months of their life often times remain unchanged.
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.