UBM Medica’s ONCOLOGY and CancerNetwork Address Palliative Care
NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This month UBM Medica’s CancerNetwork (www.cancernetwork.com) and the journal ONCOLOGY recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month with a number of palliative care-related articles and reviews crafted by leaders such as Jamie Von Roenn, 2011 ASCO-ACS Award recipient, and Charles von Gunten, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
Palliative care – an area of medicine that focuses on improving the quality of life in patients with an illness or disease – has become especially talked about in the medical field of oncology. November being National Hospice and Palliative Care Month acknowledges the importance of discussion around this type of patient care.
Edited by ONCOLOGY Editor-in-Chief Nora Janjan, MD, MPSA, MDA, this collection of reviews and commentaries present evidence for the ways in which the integration of palliative care in oncology benefits not only the patient, but their family as well. Examples are given of how this integration of care has been implemented and successfully achieved in real-time practices. These articles show how the integration of palliative care into the entire care trajectory improves patients’ quality of life, tolerance of therapy, and often, survival.
“Palliative care addresses the symptoms of cancer and its disease throughout the course of cancer,” says Janjan. “Rather than end of life care, studies have shown that the relief of symptoms with palliative care increases survival.”
These articles and more can be found in the November 2011 issue of ONCOLOGY and on CancerNetwork.
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