Palliative care, Version 1.2014. Featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide interdisciplinary recommendations on palliative care for patients with cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN panel's discussions and guideline updates from 2013 and 2014. These include modifications/additions to palliative care screening and assessment protocols, new considerations for discussing the benefits and risks of anticancer therapy, and approaches to advance care planning. Recent updates focus on enhanced patient-centered care and seek to promote earlier integration of palliative care and advance care planning in oncology.

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Cited Authors

  • Levy, MH; Smith, T; Alvarez-Perez, A; Back, A; Baker, JN; Block, S; Codada, SN; Dalal, S; Dans, M; Kutner, JS; Kvale, E; Misra, S; Mitchell, W; Sauer, TM; Spiegel, D; Sutton, L; Taylor, RM; Temel, J; Tickoo, R; Urba, SG; Van Zyl, C; Weinstein, SM; Bergman, MA; Scavone, JL; National Comprehensive Cancer Network,

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1379 - 1388

PubMed ID

  • 25313178

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2014.0136


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States