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Supportive Care

Free UK Tool Could Help Guide COVID Care for Cancer Patients

An online support tool for healthcare professionals that recommends whether to admit or discharge a cancer patient with COVID-19, based on their risk of a severe complication, has been developed by

Vitamin D for All Over 50s to Prevent Cancer Deaths?

The recent data come from three meta-analyses published in 2019 that show a consistent and significant 13% reduction in cancer mortality with vitamin D.

Diet and Nutrition Advice After a Solid Tumor Diagnosis

Credible evidence-based diet and nutrition advice is essential for patients with cancer. This study aims to explore what advice patients with cancer obtained before a formal dietetic visit.

JCO Oncology Practice

The Relationship Between Proxy Agency and the Medical Decisions Concerning Pediatric Patients in Palliative Care

The main purpose of the study is to analyze the ways in which pediatric patients have agency in relation to their parents and palliative care professionals within the hospital setting...

BMC Palliative Care
Home Hospitalization for Palliative Cancer Care: Factors Associated With Unplanned Hospital Admissions and Death in Hospital

Study objectives are to describe the occurrence and causes of UHAs in cancer patients receiving end-of-life care at home, and to identify factors associated with UHAs and death in hospital.

BMC Palliative Care
Impact of a Specialised Palliative Care Intervention in Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Data on symptom burden and palliative intervention are limited in soft tissue sarcomas patients.

BMC Palliative Care
A Qualitative Study of Bereaved Family Caregivers: Feeling of Security, Facilitators and Barriers for Rural Home Care and Death for Persons With Advanced Cancer

This study explores factors that determined the security of caregivers of patients with advanced cancer who cared for the patients at home at the end of life in Norway...

BMC Palliative Care
Effectiveness of Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

For patients with AML, IPC led to substantial improvements in quality of life, psychological distress, and EOL care, and should be considered a new standard of care for this population.

JAMA Oncology
Referral Time of Advance Cancer Patients to Palliative Care Services and Its Predictors in Specialized Cancer Center

Globally, there is a discrepancy in whether terminal cancer patients are early referred to palliative care service or not.

Strategies for introducing palliative care in the management of relapsed or refractory aggressive lymphomas

This article reviews benefits of primary and specialty palliative care for patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphomas and barriers to such care.

Use of the supportive care framework to explore haematological cancer survivors’ unmet needs: a qualitative study

This study explored qualitatively, in a sample of haematological cancer survivors, (i) their unmet needs experienced as a result of their disease and treatment; and (ii) strategies that...

How views of oncologists and haematologists impacts palliative care referral: a systematic review

Worldwide, many patients with cancer, are infrequently referred to palliative care or are referred late.

BMC Palliative Care
Use of virtual reality in the supportive care management of paediatric patients with cancer.

Virtual reality technologies could support the management of pediatric cancer.

The Lancet Child &amp
Duration of palliative care before death in international routine practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This study aims to determine the duration of time from initiation of palliative care to death for adults receiving palliative care across the international literature.

Factors associated with the aggressiveness of care at the end of life for patients with cancer dying in hospital: a nationwide retrospective cohort study in mainland Portugal

There is growing concern about the aggressiveness of cancer care at the end of life, defined as overly aggressive treatments that compromise the quality of life at its end.

Introducing cross-cultural education in palliative care: focus groups with experts on practical strategies

This study aimed to provide interested educators and decision makers with ideas for how to implement cross-cultural training in palliative care.

BMC Palliative Care
Organizational Characteristics of Assisted Living Communities With Policies Supportive of Admitting and Retaining Residents in Need of End-of-Life Care.

The objective of this study was to examine the organizational characteristics of RC/AL communities that are associated with facility-level policies supportive of admitting and retaining...

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Subjective Toxicity Profiles of Children in Treatment for Cancer: A New Guide to Supportive Care?

Children and adolescents with cancer experience treatment-related, subjective AEs.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
A cost-utility analysis of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres versus best supportive care in the treatment of unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to chemotherapy in the UK.

The objective of the present analysis was to evaluate the cost-utility of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres relative to best supportive care in the treatment of chemotherapy refractory...

Journal of Medical Economics
Unmet Supportive Care Needs Among Women With Breast and Gynecological Cancer: Relevance of Attachment Anxiety and Psychological Distress

This study aimed to explore the relationship between supportive care needs, attachment styles and distress in women with breast and gynecological cancer.

Frontiers in Psychology
Renal supportive care, palliative care and end-of-life care: Perceptions of similarities, differences and challenges across Australia and New Zealand.

The purpose of this study was to understand renal clinicians' views and experiences of RSC, palliative care and end‐of‐life care.

Providing Supportive and Palliative Care Using Telemedicine for Patients with Advanced Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico

This study reported the results of a multidisciplinary patient-navigator-led telemedicine supportive care program in Mexico City.

Palliative and Supportive Care Prescribing Considerations Around QT Prolongation Risk in the Context of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Management.

COVID-19 brings with it unprecedented challenges in clinical management. An important component of care is the provision safe and effective symptom control.

Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Psychosocial Distress in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners and Its Impact on Supportive Care Needs in Partners

This study aimed to investigate distress in female patients with breast cancer and their male partners as well as supportive care needs in partners.

Frontiers in Psychology
The impact of supportive care on survival in large animal models of total body irradiation.

Well-characterized animal models that mimic the human response to potentially lethal doses of radiation are necessary in order to assess the efficacy of candidate medical...

International Journal of Radiation Biology
Gastrointestinal malignancies and supportive care trials: a snapshot of the last two decades.

This study characterized the landscape of phase III GI cancer clinical trials and explore study outcomes centered on the patient’s quality of life.

Treatment Receipt Associated With Better Real-World Outcomes Than Best Supportive Care for AML
Journal of Clinical Pathways
Toward Improving Patients’ Experiences of Acute Toxicity From Breast Radiotherapy: Insights From the Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes in a Large Multicenter Cohort

Understanding acute toxicities after whole-breast radiotherapy is important to inform patients, guide treatment decisions, and target supportive care.

Journal of Clinical Oncology

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