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J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct;12(10):1379-88.

Palliative care, Version 1.2014. Featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines.

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From Fox Chase Cancer Center; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center; Moffitt Cancer Center; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine; University of Colorado Cancer Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center; Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center; Stanford Cancer Institute; Duke Cancer Institute; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute; Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah; and National Comprehensive Cancer Network.


The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide interdisciplinary recommendations on palliative care for patients with cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN panel's discussions and guideline updates from 2013 and 2014. These include modifications/additions to palliative care screening and assessment protocols, new considerations for discussing the benefits and risks of anticancer therapy, and approaches to advance care planning. Recent updates focus on enhanced patient-centered care and seek to promote earlier integration of palliative care and advance care planning in oncology.

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