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Shi-Yi Wang, Jane Hall, Craig E. Pollack, Kerin Adelson, Amy J. Davidoff, Jessica B. Long and Cary P. Gross

End-of-life care consumes a disproportionate share of Medicare expenditures, accounting for more than one-fourth of spending for the elderly. 1 – 3 Cancer is the second leading cause of death, 4 and the mean cost for end-of-life care for cancer

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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

describing healthcare utilization and end-of-life (EoL) outcomes in this population are lacking. In the present study, we sought to describe the healthcare utilization and EoL outcomes among patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy. We also aimed to examine

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

success. 1 , 12 This combination of toxic drugs, terminal patients, and the low likelihood of direct benefit may expose patients to a risk of adverse effects beyond drug-related toxicity, including limited advance care planning (ACP) and suboptimal end-of-life

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Firas Abdollah, Jesse D. Sammon, Kaustav Majumder, Gally Reznor, Giorgio Gandaglia, Akshay Sood, Nathanael Hevelone, Adam S. Kibel, Paul L. Nguyen, Toni K. Choueiri, Kathy J. Selvaggi, Mani Menon and Quoc-Dien Trinh

-related deaths. 1 Several patients with terminal metastatic PCa are confronted with difficult choices at both ends of the spectrum, ranging from aggressive end-of-the-line anticancer therapy to hospice care. End-of-life (EOL) care represents a challenge for

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Amy Waller, Charles Douglas, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Nicholas Zdenkowski, Angela Pearce, Tiffany Evans and Justin Walsh

Previous studies have indicated that patients with cancer are receiving increasingly aggressive care at the end of life (EOL), including receipt of chemotherapy in the last month of life, late referrals to hospice, and frequent emergency department (ED

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Jennifer W. Mack, Erin R. Currie, Vincent Martello, Jordan Gittzus, Asisa Isack, Lauren Fisher, Lisa C. Lindley, Stephanie Gilbertson-White, Eric Roeland and Marie Bakitas

they wish to receive, this type of support can ensure that care is reflective of personal values. 4 , 6 – 11 Work to improve end-of-life (EoL) care among AYAs has therefore often focused on personal identification of values and preferences and

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Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Nicholas Zdenkowski, Charles Douglas, Alix Hall and Justin Walsh

Research into location of end-of-life (EOL) care offers insight into whether people are accessing resources that aim to improve quality of dying and support appropriate service planning. 1 A recent population-level study of patients with cancer

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Matthew S. Ning, Prajnan Das, David I. Rosenthal, Bouthaina S. Dabaja, Zhongxing Liao, Joe Y. Chang, Daniel R. Gomez, Ann H. Klopp, G. Brandon Gunn, Pamela K. Allen, Paige L. Nitsch, Rachel B. Natter, Tina M. Briere, Joseph M. Herman, Rebecca Wells, Albert C. Koong and Mary Frances McAleer

Background Radiotherapy (RT) is an effective palliative tool for symptoms due to cancer, such as pain, 1 , 2 neurologic compromise, 3 mass effect, 4 or bleeding, 5 and remains an important mainstay of end-of-life (EoL) oncologic care. Although

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Benjamin L. Franc, Kesav Raghavan, Timothy P. Copeland, Maya Ladenheim, Angela Marks, Steven Z. Pantilat, David O’Riordan, David Seidenwurm and Michael Rabow

-cost imaging at the end-of-life. Methods/Materials: Adult cancer patients who died between January 1, 2012–May 31, 2015 were identified. A PC symptom management intensity score was determined for each patient during the last year of life based upon the number

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Siew Tzuh Tang, Jen-Shi Chen, Fur-Hsing Wen, Wen-Chi Chou, John Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh and Chen Hsiu Chen

Background Improving the quality of end-of-life (EoL) care is a priority in healthcare systems. 1 An essential component of high-quality EoL care is honoring individuals’ values and preferences. 1 , 2 One strategy to achieve this aim is advance