How effective is early palliative care in adult cancer patients?
The important paper of Jennifer Temel published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010 (Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer) demonstrating the efficacy of early palliative care in patients with lung cancer has definitely paved the way for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to oncological disease. Today, there is an increasing number of evidence reported in literature about the usefulness and the benefit of early patient assessment and symptoms management during the whole course of care, from disease-oriented treatments to the best supportive care. For this reason, Cochrane Collaboration published the first systematic review about the effectiveness of early palliative care in adult cancer patients in June 2017. The aim of this review was to find evidence for the effects of early palliative care on quality of life, survival, depression, and symptom intensity in people with advanced cancer. Seven randomized clinical trials with a total of 1614 patients were analyzed...
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