Results of a study identified unmet support needs of survivors of cancer that could be addressed through improved care coordination at a comprehensive cancer center. READ MORE

Conferences

Better communication across medical departments can lead to improved outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Supportive care most often refers to efforts such as blood transfusions, anticoagulant use, and drug management strategies.

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Features

The essential role of patient navigation and care coordination services in helping patients to adhere to their treatment plans.

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News

Results of a study identified unmet support needs of survivors of cancer that could be addressed through improved care coordination at a comprehensive cancer center.

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A recent study evaluated the impact of a geriatric oncology clinic on cancer treatment plans and supportive care in older adults with genitourinary cancers.

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An online stress management program may significantly improve the quality of life for patients newly diagnosed with cancer, according to a recent study.

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A recent systematic review analyzed the predictors of emotional distress a year or more after a cancer diagnosis.

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Research in Review

Results of a recent survey showed that for patients with cancer requiring palliative care, some symptoms and care needs are not strongly associated with specific diagnoses.

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Adherence to distress screening protocols could lead to 18% fewer ER visits and 19% fewer hospitalizations.

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Resources

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently provided a few major updates to their palliative care guidelines.

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a new guideline that outlines best practices for cancer clinicians when communicating with patients and their families.

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