Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As palliative care (PC) moves upstream in the course of advanced illness, it is critical that PC providers have a broad understanding of curative and palliative treatments for serious diseases. Possessing a working knowledge of radiation therapy (RT), one of the three pillars of cancer care, is crucial to PC providers given RT's role in both the curative and palliative settings. This article provides PC providers with a primer on the vocabulary of RT; the team of people involved in the planning of RT; and common indications, benefits, and side effects of treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dharmarajan, KV; Rich, SE; Johnstone, CA; Hertan, LM; Wei, R; Colbert, LE; Jones, JA; Kamal, AH; Jones, CA

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 383 - 388

PubMed ID

  • 29431573

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5915220

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2018.0009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States