Researchers sought to increase the rate of serious illness conversations between clinicians and patients with cancer.
Though cancer cachexia has been researched extensively, it remains challenging to understand and treat.
Opioid equianalgesic dosing chart used for interchanging between drug, route of administration, or both.
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.
A discussion on the genetic influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms on cancer pain and their potential to assist pain management in patients with cancer.
As part of our 10-year celebration, the editors of ONA look at a subspecialty collaboration that can enhance palliative care and expand the multidisciplinary cancer care team.
Structured palliative care can ensure these patients and their caregivers have an optimal experience that does not hinder trial outcomes.
Expertise in the use of nonpharmacologic pain management techniques and therapies allow masters-prepared social workers to be an integral member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team.