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Jamie H. Von Roenn

Optimal cancer care requires the integration of palliative care into practice. This concept has been endorsed by widely respected organizations, including the WHO, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO

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Gabriela Abigail Villanueva

Introduction: Palliative care has been shown to be an integral part of oncology as a form to improve quality of life. Access to end of life care such as palliative care and hospice care has been shown to be a challenge among minorities and

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Talha Mehmood and Thomas J. Smith

to determine whether inpatient palliative care (IPC) consultation had any effect on use of critical care therapies (CCTs), such as invasive mechanical ventilation, dialysis, tracheostomy, gastrostomy tube, and total parenteral nutrition. They used the

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Patricia A. Bomba and Daniel Vermilyea

: National Cancer Institute . Available at : http://progressreport.cancer.gov/survival-estimation-methods.asp . Accessed July 1, 2006 . 2. Levy MH Back A Bazargan S . The NCCN Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™, version 2

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Abigail Chan, Irina Lev, Amy Yu, Amit Rout, Chris D'Adamo, Patrick Judson, and Kenneth Miller

Introduction: Despite current guidelines, referral to palliative care remains limited in patients with advanced cancer. Currently, no standardized tool exists to timely determine which patients warrant an inpatient palliative care consult. The

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Anthony Eidelman, Traci White, and Robert A. Swarm

. 3. Cancer pain relief and palliative care: report of a WHO expert committee . Technical Report Series 804 . Geneva : World Health Organization ; 1990 . 4. Meuser T Pietruck C Radbruch L . Symptoms during cancer pain treatment

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Sara Hayes, Brian M. Green, Shayna Yeates, Amrita Bhowmick, Kaitlyn McNamara, and Leslie Beth Herbert

Background: Despite NCCN Guidelines and clear definition of palliative care, patients often carry misperceptions about palliative care and how it can be beneficially integrated into a patient’s care plan. In order to better understand the

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Ramy Sedhom, Amanda L. Blackford, Arjun Gupta, Kelly Griffiths, Janet Heussner, and Michael A. Carducci

-of-life (EOL) care. The 2015 consensus report Dying in America described inefficiencies in cancer care and the lack of ACP and palliative care for patients with cancer. 13 These broad concerns are especially pertinent for patients enrolled in phase I trials

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Toru Okuyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Tatsuya Morita, Hiroya Kinoshita, Megumi Uchida, Asami Shimada, Akemi Shirado Naito, and Tatsuo Akechi

patients with cancer. 4 Although evidence and guidelines suggest that palliative care should be integrated into oncology practice, 5 – 8 many patients still have not reaped the benefit of those interventions. 9 One of the major barriers to effective