Differential palliative care issues in patients with primary and secondary brain tumours

  title={Differential palliative care issues in patients with primary and secondary brain tumours},
  author={Christoph Ostgathe and J. Stix J. G{\"a}rtner and Maren Kotterba and Sebastian J Klein and Gabriele U Lindena and Friedemann Nauck and Lukas Radbruch and Raymond Voltz},
  booktitle={Supportive Care in Cancer},
Cancer may affect the central nervous system either by primary or secondary brain tumours (PBT/SBT). Specific needs of these patients and special requirements of services caring for them have not been adequately addressed so far. Since 1999, an annual, 3-month census is being conducted in different palliative care settings throughout Germany. Pooled data from the years 2002–2005 were analysed to test for differences between patients with PBT, SBT and other palliative care patients (OP). Symptom… CONTINUE READING


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