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Michael Levy, Thomas Smith, Amy Alvarez-Perez, Anthony Back, Justin N. Baker, Anna C. Beck, Susan Block, Shalini Dalal, Maria Dans, Thomas R. Fitch, Jennifer Kapo, Jean S. Kutner, Elizabeth Kvale, Sumathi Misra, William Mitchell, Diane G. Portman, Todd M. Sauer, David Spiegel, Linda Sutton, Eytan Szmuilowicz, Robert M. Taylor, Jennifer Temel, Roma Tickoo, Susan G. Urba, Elizabeth Weinstein, Finly Zachariah, Mary Anne Bergman and Jillian L. Scavone

aim of the NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care is to help ensure that each patient with cancer experiences the best quality of life possible throughout the illness trajectory by providing guidance for the primary oncology team. The NCCN Palliative Care

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Crystal S. Denlinger, Jennifer A. Ligibel, Madhuri Are, K. Scott Baker, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Debra L. Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Grace H. Ku, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S. Langbaum, Kristin Leonardi-Warren, Mary S. McCabe, Michelle Melisko, Jose G. Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Javid J. Moslehi, Tracey O’Connor, Linda Overholser, Electra D. Paskett, Muhammad Raza, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Mark T. Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole McMillian and Deborah Freedman-Cass

parasomnias. 1 Sleep disorders affect 30% to 50% of patients with cancer and survivors, often in combination with fatigue, anxiety, or depression. 1 - 10 Improvements in sleep lead to improvements in fatigue, mood, and quality of life. 11 Most clinicians

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Crystal S. Denlinger, Robert W. Carlson, Madhuri Are, K. Scott Baker, Elizabeth Davis, Stephen B. Edge, Debra L. Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S. Langbaum, Jennifer A. Ligibel, Mary S. McCabe, Kevin T. McVary, Michelle Melisko, Jose G. Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Tracey O’Connor, Electra D. Paskett, Muhammad Raza, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Mark T. Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole McMillian and Deborah Freedman-Cass

survivors and can cause increased distress and have a significant negative impact on quality of life. 1 - 5 Nonetheless, sexual function is often not discussed with survivors. 6 , 7 Reasons for this include a lack of training of health care professionals

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Carmen P. Escalante, Ellen Manzullo and Rosalie Valdres

toward guidelines for the management of fatigue . Oncology 1998 ; 12 : 369 – 377 . 4 Demetri GD Kris M Wade J Quality of life benefit in chemotherapy patients treated with epoetin alfa is independent of disease response or tumor type

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Crystal S. Denlinger, Jennifer A. Ligibel, Madhuri Are, K. Scott Baker, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Don Dizon, Debra L. Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Grace H. Ku, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S. Langbaum, Kristin Leonardi-Warren, Mary S. McCabe, Michelle Melisko, Jose G. Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Javid J. Moslehi, Tracey O’Connor, Linda Overholser, Electra D. Paskett, Jeffrey Peppercorn, Muhammad Raza, M. Alma Rodriguez, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Mark T. Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole R. McMillian and Deborah A. Freedman-Cass

Lifestyles Healthy lifestyle habits, such as engaging in routine physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet and weight, and avoiding tobacco use, have been associated with improved health outcomes and quality of life. For some cancers, a healthy

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David Chu and Douglas G. Adler

MBTO can also arise from gallbladder, duodenal, and ampullary cancers; metastatic cancers; or malignant lymphadenopathy. 3 Symptoms of obstructive jaundice (e.g., pruritus, dark urine, light stools) can adversely impact quality of life and promote

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Keith D. Eaton and Renato G. Martins

built on these initial results to improve the therapeutic efficacy of conventional chemotherapy. Second-line chemotherapy with docetaxel, 3 pemetrexed, 4 or erlotinib 5 improves survival and quality of life (QOL) for patients with NSCLC

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Namrata Vijayvergia, Prashant C. Shah and Crystal S. Denlinger

diagnosis) are underrepresented in survivorship research efforts, because the historic long-term survival rate in this disease is low and quality-of-life (QOL) research has typically focused on patients with advanced disease. 4 , 5 Most survivors have

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Jennifer M. Hinkel, Edward C. Li and Stephen L. Sherman

from the malignancy itself. Anemia not only contributes to cancer-related fatigue and other quality of life (QoL) issues but also affects prognosis. From the operational perspective, a patient with cancer who is also anemic may consume more laboratory

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Colmar Figueroa-Moseley, Pascal Jean-Pierre, Joseph A. Roscoe, Julie L. Ryan, Sadhna Kohli, Oxana G. Palesh, Elizabeth P. Ryan, Jennifer Carroll and Gary R. Morrow

The authors have been supported by Grant U10CA 37420 from the National Cancer Institute. References 1. Osoba D Zee B Warr D . Effect of postchemotherapy nausea and vomiting on health-related quality of life . The Quality of