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Welcome to the Quality of Life in Oncology Resource Centre, through which you can freely access up-to-date and in-depth research and guidance on optimizing cancer patients’ quality of life through supportive care during all disease stages.

Why is Quality of Life so crucial?

Quality of life is an important part of oncologic treatment. Either through preventative measures to avoid occurrence of adverse effects of the disease and its treatment, or proper management of patients to minimize adverse physical and psychological effects.

By maximizing the patients' quality of life, their resilience is enhanced: supporting acceptance, rehabilitation, compliance and generally easing the significant emotional burden of both patients and care givers. Therefore, supportive care designed to uphold the quality of life of patients and those directly involved, by preventing and alleviating the symptoms and complications of cancer (treatment), is essential to allow maximal benefit of the treatment options at hand.

On this Resource Centre, you can find new original research articles, guidelines, review articles, opinion pieces and video interviews with key opinion leaders which discuss the optimization of quality of life for cancer patients, as well as important news from conferences and meetings.

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Cancer cachexia: mechanisms and progress in treatment

Authors: Egidio Del Fabbro, Kenneth Fearon, Florian Strasser

This book was supported by an educational grant from Helsinn Healthcare SA.

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