Researchers sought to increase the rate of serious illness conversations between clinicians and patients with cancer.
The patient’s prognosis should inform the decision to add full-agonist opioids to treatment.
Patients who received early palliative care had improvements in symptom control and mood over time.
An analysis of data from the SEER-Medicare database demonstrated the benefits of specialty palliative care over time for Medicare beneficiaries with NSCLC.
Structured palliative care can ensure these patients and their caregivers have an optimal experience that does not hinder trial outcomes.
A retrospective analysis demonstrated that perioperative oral care intervention may reduce postsurgical hospitalizations in patients with lung cancer.
Management of a malignant bowel obstruction in the setting of gynecologic cancer is complex and associated with multiple physical and psychosocial aspects of care.
Moral distress levels vary with perceived use of care; higher levels of distress seen with less frequent use.
A prospective cohort study sought to evaluate the impact of including a nurse geriatric assessment and input from an OMT in treatment decision-making for older patients with cancer.
The 90-day mortality rates for several complex cancer surgeries were higher when they were performed at affiliate locations as opposed to flagship hospitals.