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Palliative Care Leadership Centers expand into community setting

Palliative Care Leadership Centers expand into community setting
February 23, 2017

The Center to Advance Palliative Care announced the launch of three new Palliative Care Leadership Centers that will focus on home- and office-based care.

The effort is designed to expand palliative care beyond the hospital setting and into the community.

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Single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose reduces pain from bone metastases

February 9, 2017
Patients with one or two painful bone metastases reported pain reduction after treatment with a single 8-Gy dose of radiotherapy, according to a secondary analysis of…

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Palliative Care Leadership Centers expand into community setting

February 23, 2017
The Center to Advance Palliative Care announced the launch of three new Palliative Care Leadership Centers that will focus on home- and office-based…

Medtronic receives FDA clearance for radiofrequency ablation system for metastatic bone tumors

February 16, 2017
Medtronic plc announced it has received FDA clearance for an expanded indication for the OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system to be used as…

In the Journals Plus

Single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose reduces pain from bone metastases

February 9, 2017
Patients with one or two painful bone metastases reported pain reduction after treatment with a single 8-Gy dose of radiotherapy, according to a…

Payment reform, ‘runaway growth’ of 340B top new Community Oncology Alliance president’s priorities

February 9, 2017
Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP, CEO and managing director of clinical research at New York Cancer Specialists in Long Island, N.Y., has been elected…

Better physician–patient communication needed about costs of cancer care

February 7, 2017
Physicians’ willingness to communicate with patients about the cost of cancer care appeared associated with improved patient satisfaction and…

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Hospice improves end-of-life care for patients with lung, colorectal cancers

January 20, 2017
Families of patients with lung cancer or colorectal cancer reported that their family member had improved end-of-life care and better symptom relief…

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Early palliative care improves satisfaction with care among caregivers

January 13, 2017
Caregivers of patients with advanced cancers demonstrated higher satisfaction with care after early palliative care referrals, according to a…

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Longer-interval zoledronic acid dosing noninferior to standard dosing for bone metastases

January 3, 2017
A 12-week treatment interval of zoledronic acid for bone metastases from breast cancer, prostate cancer or multiple myeloma did not increase the…

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End-of-life discussions held at ‘astounding’ infrequency

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Ninety-five percent of patients with advanced cancer have an insufficient understanding of their prognosis and are ill-equipped to make informed…

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Antipsychotics worsen delirium symptoms

December 5, 2016
Patients receiving palliative care who were treated with risperidone and haloperidol displayed significantly greater distressing symptoms of delirium…

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