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When worlds collide: Chemotherapy near the end of life

HemOnc Today, August 25
Arif H. Kamal, MD

“It’s just common sense. Everybody knows, you have to keep your worlds apart.” 

— George Costanza, Seinfeld

 

Oncology is at an important crossroads, with two major shifts transforming care for patients with incurable cancers simultaneously coming of age.

David Hui In the Journals

Diagnostic model predicts impending death in patients with cancer

August 20, 2015
Researchers have developed a diagnostic model based on two objective bedside physical signs that predicts impending death within 3 days for patients with cancer. Using…
In the Journals

Palliation should be comparable for patients with hematologic malignancies, solid tumors

August 7, 2015
Patients with hematologic malignancies treated in community practices have end-of-life symptoms and patterns of physical decline comparable to those of patients with…
Charles D. Blanke, MD In the JournalsPerspective

Palliative chemotherapy fails to improve quality of life near death

July 24, 2015
Palliative chemotherapy did not improve quality of life near death for patients with end-stage cancer who had a moderate or poor performance status and worsened quality…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer only accounts for 3% of cancer cases, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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When worlds collide: Chemotherapy near the end of life

HemOnc Today, August 25
Arif H. Kamal, MD
“It’s just common sense. Everybody knows, you have to keep your worlds apart.” — George Costanza…
David Hui In the Journals

Diagnostic model predicts impending death in patients with cancer

August 20, 2015
Researchers have developed a diagnostic model based on two objective bedside physical signs that predicts impending death within 3 days for patients…
In the Journals

Palliation should be comparable for patients with hematologic malignancies, solid tumors

August 7, 2015
Patients with hematologic malignancies treated in community practices have end-of-life symptoms and patterns of physical decline comparable to those…
Charles D. Blanke, MD In the JournalsPerspective

Palliative chemotherapy fails to improve quality of life near death

July 24, 2015
Palliative chemotherapy did not improve quality of life near death for patients with end-stage cancer who had a moderate or poor performance status…
In the Journals

Earlier palliative care consultation may reduce hospital cost, length of stay

June 29, 2015
Early palliative care consultation for patients with advanced cancer during an admission to a hospital may reduce costs and lengths of stay…
Institution Notes

Academy of hospice, palliative medicine presents lifetime achievement award

June 26, 2015
Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, director of the pain and palliative care program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, received the American Academy of Hospice and…
Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

Older patients with AML underutilize end-of-life care

June 10, 2015
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia seldom received hospice services and palliative care at the end of life, according to the results of a…

When should palliative care be integrated into cancer care?

May 11, 2015
Palliative care should be integrated into cancer care during any cancer stage and in patients at any age. Palliative care is commonly confused with…

What is end-of-life care?

May 8, 2015
End-of-life care for people with cancer consists of continued physical, mental and emotional care provided after medical testing and treatment is…
In the Journals

Clinical data indicate patient-specific risks for chemotherapy-related hospitalization

April 30, 2015
Individual patient clinical data available in electronic health records may predict the risk for palliative chemotherapy-related hospitalization…
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