Palliative Care in Oncology: Continuing to Build the Evidence Base and Disseminate Effective Care Models

This Journal of Clinical Oncology special series aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current evidence base and identify future directions for palliative care. It is intended to serve as a resource for investigators, clinicians, health care leaders, and policymakers.

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The series includes the following articles:


  • Dissemination and implementation of palliative care in oncology
  • Prognostic awareness in adult oncology and palliative care
  • Models of palliative care delivery for patients with cancer
  • Role of hospice care at the end of life for people with cancer
  • Economics of palliative care for cancer: interpreting current evidence, mapping future priorities for research
  • Paediatric palliative care in oncology
  • Palliative and end-of-life care for patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Forging a new frontier: providing palliative care to people with cancer in rural and remote areas
  • Standards, guidelines, and quality measures for successful specialty palliative care integration into oncology: current approaches and future directions
  • Understanding and addressing the role of coping in palliative care for patients with advanced cancer
  • Palliative care for family caregivers
  • Psychological interventions for patients with advanced disease: implications for oncology and palliative care
  • Palliative care for family caregivers
  • Patient-clinician communication issues in palliative care for patients with advanced cancer
  • Palliative care and the management of common distressing symptoms in advanced cancer: pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, and fatigue
  • Disparities in palliative care in patients with cancer


Journal of Clinical Oncology