Table of Contents
ISRN Oncology
Volume 2014, Article ID 715396, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/715396
Clinical Study

Palliative Radiotherapy with or without Additional Care by a Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team: A Retrospective Comparison

1Department of Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Nordland Hospital, 8092 Bodø, Norway
2Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Received 17 February 2014; Accepted 11 March 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editors: N. Fujimoto and T. Komiya

Copyright © 2014 Carsten Nieder et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. B. van Oorschot, D. Rades, W. Schulze, G. Beckmann, and P. Feyer, “Palliative radiotherapy—new approaches,” Seminars in Oncology, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 443–449, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. D. Murphy, L. M. Nelson, D. T. Chang, L. K. Mell, and Q. T. Le, “Patterns of care in palliative radiotherapy: a population-based study,” Journal of Oncology Practice, vol. 9, pp. e220–e227, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  3. B. A. Gadagnolo, K. P. Liao, L. Elting, S. Giordano, T. A. Buchholz, and Y. C. Shih, “Use of radiation therapy in the last 30 days of life among a large population-based cohort of elderly patients in the United States,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 80–87, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  4. C. Nieder, T. Tollåli, J. Norum, A. Pawinski, and R. M. Bremnes, “A population-based study of the pattern of terminal care and hospital death in patients with non-small cell lung cancer,” Anticancer Research, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 189–194, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. N. S. Kapadia, R. Mamet, C. Zornosa, J. C. Niland, T. A. D'Amico, and J. A. Hayman, “Radiation therapy at the end of life in patients with incurable nonsmall cell lung cancer,” Cancer, vol. 118, pp. 4339–4345, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. Gripp, S. Mjartan, E. Boelke, and R. Willers, “Palliative radiotherapy tailored to life expectancy in end-stage cancer patients: reality or myth?” Cancer, vol. 116, no. 13, pp. 3251–3256, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. A. B. Chen, A. Cronin, J. C. Weeks et al., “Palliative radiation therapy practice in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a cancer care outcomes research and surveillance consortium (CanCORS) study,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 558–664, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  8. J. S. Temel, J. A. Greer, A. Muzikansky et al., “Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 363, no. 8, pp. 733–742, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. J. A. Greer, W. F. Pirl, V. A. Jackson et al., “Effect of early palliative care on chemotherapy use and end-of-life care in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 394–400, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. L. Khan, J. Kwong, J. Nguyen et al., “Comparing baseline symptom severity and demographics over two time periods in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic,” Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 549–555, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. W. Jensen, L. Bialy, G. Ketels, F. T. Baumann, C. Bokemeyer, and K. Oechsle, “Physical exercise and therapy in terminally ill cancer patients: a retrospective feasibility analysis,” Support Care Cancer, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. A. Caissie, S. Culleton, J. Nguyen et al., “EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL quality of life scores in patients with advanced cancer referred for palliative radiotherapy,” Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20, pp. 841–848, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. E. Pituskin, A. Fairchild, J. Dutka et al., “Multidisciplinary team contributions within a dedicated outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic: a prospective descriptive study,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 527–532, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. S. Yennurajalingam, S. Frisbee-Hume, J. L. Palmer et al., “Reduction of cancer-related fatigue with dexamethasone: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in patients with advanced cancer,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 3076–3082, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  15. B. Movsas, J. Moughan, L. Sarna et al., “Quality of life supersedes the classic prognosticators for long-term survival in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: an analysis of RTOG 9801,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 27, no. 34, pp. 5816–5822, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. M. Poon, K. Dennis, C. Deangelis et al., “A prospective study of gastrointestinal radiation therapy-induced nausea and vomiting,” Support Care Cancer, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar