Thursday, August 19, 2010

Game Changer: Early Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients Improves Quality of Life AND Median Survival

Lyle Fettig, MD
August 19, 2010

The implications of this study, a randomized control trial of early palliative care in patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer published in the New England Journal of Medicine, will not be fully revealed for a while, but are likely to be important and long-lasting.

The primary outcomes of the study stand on their own as important--it's yet more evidence that palliative care interventions improve quality of life and reduce psychological morbidity.

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