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Michele Dabrowski, Kenneth Boucher, John H. Ward, Margaret M. Lovell, Angela Sandre, Janet Bloch, Lynne Carlquist, Monica Porter, Larry Norman, and Saundra S. Buys

Clin Oncol 2003 ; 21 : 253s – 265s . 2. Strasser F Sweeney C Willey J . Impact of a half-day multidisciplinary symptom control and palliative care outpatient clinic in a comprehensive cancer center on recommendations, symptom intensity

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Dadasaheb Akolkar, Darshana Patil, Anantbhushan Ranade, Revati Patil, Sachin Apurwa, Sanket Patil, Pradip Fulmali, Pradip Devhare, Navin Srivastava, Ajay Srinivasan, and Rajan Datar

Background: Post failure of 3 lines of systemic treatments in breast cancers, Standard of Care guidelines recommend palliative care or clinical trials for such patients. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of ultra-personalized treatment in a

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Terry S. Langbaum

drivers of health costs, but we refuse to face it head on, and we don’t have enough trained palliative care providers to make significant progress. In a 2008 study by Morrison et al, 4 patients who received a palliative care consultation during their

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Harold J. Burstein

the final month of life. In the last 30 days, the percentage of patients with cancer in hospice or palliative care programs surges from about 20% to about 60%. This includes the 12% of patients who transition to hospice in the final 3 days before their

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filmed and endured on NCCN.org . For more information about the NCCN 20th Annual Conference, visit NCCN.org/AC2015 . Coming Soon: In-Depth Summary Patient Advocacy Summit: Patient Concerns in 2014 – Big Data, Access, and Palliative Care On

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Margaret Tempero

to home!) who is receiving good palliative care but is inquiring about physician-assisted suicide. Conveniently, he lives in Oregon. Two of the 3 authors take the “con” position, noting that a physician's role is to heal, including the provision of

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Robert W. Carlson

example, the opening roundtable, moderated by Toby C. Campbell, MD, MSCI, from University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, “Palliative Care: Providing Comfort From a Patient and Provider Perspective,” featured experts representing both the clinical and

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Stacy M. Fischer, Danielle M. Kline, Sung-Joon Min, Sonia Okuyama, and Regina M. Fink

funded through the American Cancer Society and focused on improving palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced cancer. The study aimed to enroll 240 adult Latinos with stage III or IV cancer in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a patient

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Daniel E. Lage, Areej El-Jawahri, Charn-Xin Fuh, Richard A. Newcomb, Vicki A. Jackson, David P. Ryan, Joseph A. Greer, Jennifer S. Temel, and Ryan D. Nipp

palliative care consultations, discharge location, readmissions, and survival. We hypothesized that patients with greater functional impairment would report a higher symptom burden and receive more inpatient palliative care, while also experiencing longer

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Elyse R. Park, Jeffrey Peppercorn, and Areej El-Jawahri

intent, and those living with cancer have distinct supportive and palliative care needs. Thus, grouping these patients collectively as cancer survivors obscures the unique challenges each faces at different phases of the cancer care trajectory. From a