Palliative Care

Publication Date: May 15, 2024

Key Points

Key Points

  • In parallel with advances in cancer treatment, there is increasing awareness of the multiple dimensions of suffering experienced by people with cancer and their caregivers.
  • This ASCO guideline aims to provide the entire oncology care team with recommendations regarding the optimal provision of palliative care to patients with cancer

 Treatment

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...mmendationsGeneral Note: The followin...


...note that ASCO used guideline methodology for...


...ion 1Clinicians should refer patients with advance...


...ion 1aPalliative care for patients wi...


...1bPatients with advanced cancer should receive...


...ommendation 2Among patients with cancer...


...dation 3Clinicians from across the i...


Recommendation 4For patients with advanced cancer,...


...5Clinicians should refer patients with hemat...


...tion 6Clinicians caring for patients in early-pha...


...ry Palliative Care versus Specialty Palliative...


...ASCO believes that cancer clinica...