NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2021

Maria Dans, Jean S Kutner, Rajiv Agarwal, Justin N Baker, Jessica R Bauman, Anna C Beck, Toby C Campbell, Elise C Carey, Amy A Case, Shalini Dalal, Danielle J Doberman, Andrew S Epstein, Leslie Fecher, Joshua Jones, Jennifer Kapo, Richard T Lee, Elizabeth T Loggers, Susan McCammon, William Mitchell, Adeboye B Ogunseitan, Diane G Portman, Kavitha Ramchandran, Linda Sutton, Jennifer Temel, Melissa L Teply, Stephanie Y Terauchi, Jane Thomas, Anne M Walling, Finly Zachariah, Mary Anne Bergman, Ndiya Ogba, Mallory Campbell
Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN 2021 July 28, 19 (7): 780-788
Palliative care has evolved to be an integral part of comprehensive cancer care with the goal of early intervention to improve quality of life and patient outcomes. The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide recommendations to help the primary oncology team promote the best quality of life possible throughout the illness trajectory for each patient with cancer. The NCCN Palliative Care Panel meets annually to evaluate and update recommendations based on panel members' clinical expertise and emerging scientific data. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the panel's recent discussions and highlights updates on the importance of fostering adaptive coping strategies for patients and families, and on the role of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions to optimize symptom management.

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