Utilization of palliative care consultations in pediatric oncology phase I clinical trials

Title

Utilization of palliative care consultations in pediatric oncology phase I clinical trials

Creator

Cuviello A; Boss R; Shah N; Battles H; Beri A; Wiener L

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Date

2019

Subject

palliative care; pediatric oncology; phase I trial; quality of life; symptom management

Description

Pediatric phase I clinical oncology trials represent a unique cohort of patients who have not responded to standard therapies and remain highly vulnerable to treatment toxicity and/or disease burden. Incorporating a palliative care consultation into the care plan for those with relapsed/refractory cancer where chance of cure is limited is generally recommended. A retrospective chart review of pediatric phase I trials revealed that palliative care was consulted in <20% of patients, most often for symptom management. Efforts to increase the use of palliative services in this population may enhance quality of life for children and families enrolled in phase I studies.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Cuviello A; Boss R; Shah N; Battles H; Beri A; Wiener L, “Utilization of palliative care consultations in pediatric oncology phase I clinical trials,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16939.

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