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End of Life QOL Factors in Advanced Cancer

A cohort study of patients with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers has found that five factors appear to be associated with the highest quality of life (QOL) at the end of life: 1. Avoidance of hospitalization and the...

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New Palliative Care Cancer Guidelines

Nearly half of all patients with metastatic cancer have incurable disease, but these individuals can live for years after their initial diagnosis. Palliative care can be used during this period to improve quality of life (QOL)...

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Analyzing Distress Screening in Cancer Care

The utility of distress screening appears to vary among cancer clinicians, according to findings from a British investigation. Researchers found that clinicians believed screening was useful in 43% of patient assessments but not...

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Is High Health Spending Justified?

An international analysis has found that the higher cost of cancer care delivery in the United States appears to be worthwhile. The greater survival gains experienced by cancer patients generated $598 billion of additional value...

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Evaluating High-Cost Cancer Drugs

Results of a survey demonstrate that there appears to be inconsistency among oncologists with regard to views on how long expensive cancer therapies should be given to extend life before the cost of such therapy is justified....

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