Cancer chemotherapy near the end of life: the time has come to set guidelines for its appropriate use.

@article{Martoni2007CancerCN,
  title={Cancer chemotherapy near the end of life: the time has come to set guidelines for its appropriate use.},
  author={Andrea A Martoni and Stephan Tanneberger and Vita Mutri},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={417-22}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND This study retrospectively analyzes the use of chemotherapy in patients who died of advanced cancer either after having been in care at the Medical Oncology Unit (MOU) of the University Hospital of Bologna, Italy, or after having been assisted in their terminal disease phase by the Bologna Oncological Hospice at Home (OHH) of the Associazione Nazionale Tumori (ANT) Italia Foundation. In the latter group, the prescription and delivery of chemotherapy had been performed by… CONTINUE READING
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