Longitudinal perceptions of prognosis and goals of therapy in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a randomized study of early palliative care.

@article{Temel2011LongitudinalPO,
  title={Longitudinal perceptions of prognosis and goals of therapy in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a randomized study of early palliative care.},
  author={Jennifer S. Temel and Joseph Andrew Greer and Sonal Admane and Emily R Gallagher and Vicki Ann Jackson and Tom J. Lynch and Inga T Lennes and Connie M Dahlin and William F Pirl},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 17},
  pages={2319-26}
}
PURPOSE Understanding of prognosis among terminally ill patients impacts medical decision making. The aims of this study were to explore perceptions of prognosis and goals of therapy in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to examine the effect of early palliative care on these views over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed metastatic NSCLC were randomly assigned to receive either early palliative care integrated with standard oncology care or… CONTINUE READING
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