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Amanda Bennett, Ronald M. Bukowski, Keith Flaherty, J. Cameron Muir, Craig D. Turner, and Sam Donaldson

.” The Uncertain World of Cancer J. Cameron Muir, MD, Executive Vice President for Quality and Access at Capital Caring and a palliative care specialist, said this experience is typical. “Patients come to the physician under the assumption that they are

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Eric J. Roeland and Richard F. Dunne

oncology practice, this may be a highly feasible and practical strategy for early identification. For example, determining thresholds of PROs may trigger consultations with dietitians, physical therapists, palliative care specialists, psychologists, and

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Masumi Ueda, Renato Martins, Paul C. Hendrie, Terry McDonnell, Jennie R. Crews, Tracy L. Wong, Brittany McCreery, Barbara Jagels, Aaron Crane, David R. Byrd, Steven A. Pergam, Nancy E. Davidson, Catherine Liu, and F. Marc Stewart

from Wuhan, China, only one patient survived among 32 who were seriously ill with confirmed COVID-19 and required mechanical ventilation. 9 Thus, we believe it is imperative to have proactive end-of-life and palliative care discussions with patients

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Bradford R. Hirsch and Amy P. Abernethy

incorporating PRO data collection goes beyond the obvious positive impact on the clinical encounter. Patient-reported data connects physicians, nurses, social workers, psychosocial care providers, palliative care providers, and chaplains through providing

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Robert A. Swarm

” portion of the NCCN Guidelines reinforces the management goals from diagnosis throughout survivorship; if goals are not being met, the assessment is performed again, new treatment options are sought, and consultation with palliative care or pain

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Roy Beveridge, John Fox, Susan A. Higgins, Martin Kohn, John J. Mahoney, Lee N. Newcomer, Andrew von Eschenbach, and Clifford Goodman

objective. Although physicians are trained in performance-based tasks, they receive little guidance on the palliative care side of the treatment equation. Acknowledging this complicated cultural dynamic between physicians and their patients, Dr. Beveridge

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Kim Thiboldeaux

include advocating for approaches such as distress screening, palliative care, survivor care planning, and enhanced patient-physician communication. The reports also address the need to better integrate and align the medical establishment with community

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reform, as well as presentations from various state oncology societies on best practices for palliative care, marketing and member awareness, virtual tumor boards, and peer development opportunities. Attendees were also given updates on various NCCN

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Peter F. Coccia

covered in this commentary, including fertility/endocrine considerations, late effects of therapy, survivorship recommendations, palliative care and end-of-life considerations, and a listing of online resources for AYA patients. The reference list is

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Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Ying Zhang, Vonn Walter, Leila T. Tchelebi, Vernon M. Chinchilli, and Niraj J. Gusani

], chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and palliative care). Patients Eligibility criteria included all patients with a cancer diagnosis among the 46 disease sites with the highest global incidence. 8 Treatment coding in the NCDB is limited to the first