According to a recent study, symptom burden tends to be high among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer, which leads to increased use of health care resources. READ MORE

Conferences

A two-tiered cardiac monitoring system aimed at identifying cancer survivors considered at high risk for cardiotoxic events.

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Cognitive factors such as working memory dysfunction and depression may be predictors of non-adherence in 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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Interview

Benjamin Djulbegovic, MD, PhD, speaks about the need for effective entry points to discuss palliative care for patients with cancer.

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News

According to a recent study, symptom burden tends to be high among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer, which leads to increased use of health care resources.

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A novel, theoretically–based psychosocial intervention improves the fear of cancer recurrence among survivors 6 months post-therapy.

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A recent comparative study examined predictors of discharge location for patients with advanced cancer and assessed the relationship between discharge location and survival.

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A recent study calls for new standards for hospital ED staff to manage certain conditions for older patients with cancer in observation status, and to reserve hospital resources for other patients.

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Research in Review

Patients with advanced cancer who visit the ED with delirium have increased rates of hospitalizations and ICU admissions, along with decreased survival rates.

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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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Terminally ill patients’ understanding of their prognosis within the last six months of their life often times remain unchanged.

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An embedded palliative care program results in earlier and prolonged access to palliative care.

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