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Margaret Tempero

extenders and engaging palliative care specialists, I haven't heard much about how we might work with general internists and family medicine practitioners to extend our reach. Think about it. We should be busy with the care of folks who need active treatment

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Cancer Care in an Election Year, Palliative Care Challenges, Incorporating Patient Values, and Guidelines Updates Featured at the NCCN Annual Conference NCCN will host its 21st Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer

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Archna Sarwal and Andrew J. Roth

palliative care . J Palliat Care 2001 ; 17 : 12 – 21 . 17 Olin J Masand P . Psychostimulants for depression in hospitalized cancer patients . Psychosomatics 1996 ; 37 : 57 – 62 . 18 Masand PS Tesar GE . Use of stimulants

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Siew Tzuh Tang, Jen-Shi Chen, Fur-Hsing Wen, Wen-Chi Chou, John Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, and Chen Hsiu Chen

if they were diagnosed as cognitively incompetent or with psychiatric disorders, were participating in other trials, or were undergoing palliative care, or if their family caregivers were unavailable or declined to participate. Participants were

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James A. Stewart

supportive care approach. Grudzen et al 4 describe a randomized clinical trial comparing palliative care initiated in the ED versus usual care. They concluded that this approach improves quality of life in patients with advanced cancer but does not shorten

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Michelle Guan, Gillian Gresham, Arvind Shinde, Isaac Lapite, Jun Gong, Veronica R. Placencio-Hickok, Christopher B. Forrest, and Andrew E. Hendifar

and palliative care specialists who treated or managed patients with PDAC as part of their clinic in the past or present were included. A complete list of the 35 contacted academic and medical centers is provided in supplemental eTable 1 , available

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Areej El-Jawahri, Deborah Forst, Alyssa Fenech, Keri O. Brenner, Amanda L. Jankowski, Lauren Waldman, Isabella Sereno, Ryan Nipp, Joseph A. Greer, Lara Traeger, Vicki Jackson, and Jennifer Temel

provide appropriate psychological support for patients with incurable cancer who have an accurate understanding of their illness and treatment goals. Interventions such as specialty palliative care, which promotes adaptive coping, can play an important

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Ryan D. Nipp, Leah L. Thompson, Brandon Temel, Charn-Xin Fuh, Christine Server, Paul S. Kay, Sophia Landay, Daniel E. Lage, Lara Traeger, Erin Scott, Vicki A. Jackson, Nora K. Horick, Joseph A. Greer, Areej El-Jawahri, and Jennifer S. Temel

their benefits, many of these tools require considerable time and resources to be integrated into practice, limiting their widespread use. 7 , 8 Furthermore, a long-standing shortage of geriatric and palliative care clinicians complicates efforts to

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Sharyn F. Worrall, Andrea J. Dwyer, Reese M. Garcia, Keavy E. McAbee, and Anjelica Q. Davis

and caregivers. Common themes seen across both questions included adverse effects, referring to the apprehension regarding adverse effects and adverse effect management, and understanding treatment options, specifically palliative care, medication

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James McCanney, Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Alyssa A. Schatz, Elizabeth A. Nardi, Andrea J. Dwyer, Christopher Lieu, Yelak Biru, and Robert W. Carlson

misconception among the public is the association of palliative care with hospice care. Hospice care is exclusively used in end-of-life care, whereas palliative care is a complement to the management of side effects, late-term effects, and pain management, and