Early palliative care ‘did not show a benefit’ for patients undergoing cancer surgery

Palliative care specialist services provided around the time of cancer surgery with curative intent failed to significantly improve patient outcomes, results of a randomized study showed.The findings, published in JAMA Surgery, revealed that early specialist palliative care for this group of patients, who underwent major abdominal operations to cure or control their cancer, did not produce a quality-of-life or OS benefit compared with surgery alone.”As we consider expanding specialist palliative care to more patients, we need to be careful and test the effects on different populations and notRead More

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