NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2021.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Cited Authors

  • Dans, M; Kutner, JS; Agarwal, R; Baker, JN; Bauman, JR; Beck, AC; Campbell, TC; Carey, EC; Case, AA; Dalal, S; Doberman, DJ; Epstein, AS; Fecher, L; Jones, J; Kapo, J; Lee, RT; Loggers, ET; McCammon, S; Mitchell, W; Ogunseitan, AB; Portman, DG; Ramchandran, K; Sutton, L; Temel, J; Teply, ML; Terauchi, SY; Thomas, J; Walling, AM; Zachariah, F; Bergman, MA; Ogba, N; Campbell, M

Published Date

  • July 28, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 780 - 788

PubMed ID

  • 34340208

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2021.0033


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States