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Praveen Adusumilli, Vidya Viswanath, and Raghunadha Rao Digumarthi

cancer patients. Materials and Methods: The center has 8 oncologists and a pain and palliative care specialist. All the patients presenting to the outpatient department of our institute with a diagnosis of cancer were prospectively analyzed for usage of

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Vivian W.G. Burgers, Winette T.A. van der Graaf, Daniël J. van der Meer, Martin G. McCabe, Anita W. Rijneveld, Martin J. van den Bent, and Olga Husson

. AYA programs mostly focus on improving cure rates and survivorship issues; less attention is given to the unique needs of those living with an uncertain and/or poor cancer prognosis (UPCP). 12 Palliative care services are also typically poorly

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Lillie D. Shockney and Anthony Back

access to early integrated palliative care, despite the fact that a landmark study showed it prolonged life by almost 2 months and was associated with higher quality-of-life scores. 2 Third, training in communications skills is largely not evidence

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Andrea Feldstain, Barry D. Bultz, Janet de Groot, Amane Abdul-Razzak, Leonie Herx, Lyle Galloway, Srini Chary, and Aynharan Sinnarajah

Background Palliative care is an effective interprofessional approach empirically and internationally supported to reduce suffering through improvement of symptoms and quality of life (QoL). 1 – 3 Since its inception in 1967, 4 palliative

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P. Connor Johnson, Caron Jacobson, Alisha Yi, Anna Saucier, Tejaswini M. Dhawale, Ashley Nelson, Mitchell W. Lavoie, Mathew J. Reynolds, Carlisle E.W. Topping, Matthew J. Frigault, and Areej El-Jawahri

defined. We determined patients’ place of death, cause of death, palliative care utilization, hospice utilization, and LoS in hospice using the EHR and the Social Security Death Index. We also determined whether patients were hospitalized (yes vs no

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Augusto Caraceni, Andrew Davies, Philippe Poulain, Hernán Cortés-Funes, Sunil J. Panchal, and Guido Fanelli

management in their health policies, 1 the right to pain management is beginning to attain legal status. For example, in France in June 1999 and in Italy in March 2010, laws granting all citizens legal access to palliative care and pain management were

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Gabrielle Gauvin, Leigh Selesner, Marcin Chwistek, Molly Collins, Crystal Denlinger, Mark Itzen, LCSW, Kenneth Patrick, and Jeffrey Farma

, and multidisciplinary team in treatment decisions. Methods: At our tertiary care center, a multidisciplinary team composed of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, palliative care specialists, hospitalists, social workers, and nutritionists

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Carlos Camps, Joan Albanell, Antonio Antón, Enrique Aranda, Alfredo Carrato, Javier Cassinello, Daniel Castellano, Juan J. Cruz, Pilar Garrido, Vicente Guillem, Cristina Grávalos, Guillermo López, César Llorente, Antonio Lorenzo, Ana Lluch, Emilio Ignacio, and Eduardo Díaz-Rubio

; diagnosis and treatment of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers; and palliative care. In this study, we defined an indicator as a way of measuring or evaluating (usually quantitatively) a criterion; a criterion as a condition that clinical practice should

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Peter F. Coccia, Jessica Altman, Smita Bhatia, Scott C. Borinstein, Joseph Flynn, Suzanne George, Robert Goldsby, Robert Hayashi, Mary S. Huang, Rebecca H. Johnson, Lynda Kwon Beaupin, Michael P. Link, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Kathleen M. Orr, Alberto S. Pappo, Damon Reed, Holly L. Spraker, Deborah A. Thomas, Margaret von Mehren, Daniel S. Wechsler, Kimberly F. Whelan, Bradley J. Zebrack, Hema Sundar, and Dorothy A. Shead

Fertility and Fertility Preservation,” page 1133. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Palliative care involves interdisciplinary care of patients with life-threatening illnesses, both malignant and nonmalignant. The goal of palliative care in a

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Gabrielle Gauvin, Chi Chi Do-Nguyen, Johanna Lou, Eileen Anne O’Halloran, Leigh T. Selesner, Elizabeth Handorf, Molly E. Collins, and Jeffrey M. Farma

support their benefit. Additionally, recent studies have shown that patients who receive an early palliative care consultation as part of their treatment live longer with better quality of life, despite their reception of less cancer-directed therapy. 13