NIH releases panel recommendations on long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain

January 12, 2015
The NIH has released panel recommendations for research into long-term use of opioids for chronic pain after researchers conducted an extensive…

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Hospice symptom management system benefited patients, caregivers

October 23, 2014
A telephone-based symptom monitoring and coaching system improved patient symptoms and their caregiver’s well-being during hospice care, according to…

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Many cancer survivors face financial, work-related hardships

October 22, 2014
More than one-quarter of cancer survivors faced at least one financial difficulty, and more than one-third of survivors who worked had to modify…

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Oncology, palliative care partnership reduced patients’ lengths of stay, readmission rates

October 22, 2014
A “co-rounding” partnership between medical oncologists and palliative care specialists on an inpatient oncology ward was associated with shorter…

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Patients often change lifestyle, medical care due to cancer costs

October 21, 2014
The financial burden of cancer care often prompted insured patients to alter their lifestyle and their medical care strategies, according to survey…

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Parental status influenced cancer care decisions

October 15, 2014
Patients with advanced cancer who were parents often based their decisions about aggressive cancer treatment and hospice care on the fact they had…