Prognosis In Advanced Cancer

Paperback | April 27, 2008

EditorPaul Glare, Nicholas A Christakis

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Predicting survival and other outcomes is increasingly being recognized as an important skill for palliative care doctors and nurses, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with advanced cancer. Accurate prognosis is essential if we are to offer quality of care and'a good death', as well as to aid decision-making. There is much prognostic information available that is scattered throughout the palliative care and oncological literature but this is the first time it has been gathered systematically in one place. Glare and Christakis, leaders in the field of prognosis, bring together a team of international contributors from across the fields of palliative care and oncology. This comprehensive but practical guide begins with the principles of prognostication, including formulating the prediction and thencommunicating it. Topics such as statistical issues, evidence-based medicine, and the ethics of prognostication are also covered. The second section addresses prognostication in 15 specific cancer sites once they have reached the advanced stage, following a standard template for consistency and easyaccess to the key information. The third section deals with prognostication in patients with a variety of common clinical conditions at the end of life, such as bowel obstruction, hypercalcaemia, and brain metastases. In addition, survival curves are provided within each chapter, palliative careconditions are examined for the first time, and a summary table of long and short term prognosis ensures this book remains practical.

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Predicting survival and other outcomes is increasingly being recognized as an important skill for palliative care doctors and nurses, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with advanced cancer. Accurate prognosis is essential if we are to offer quality of care and'a good death', as well as to aid decision-m...

Dr Paul Glare has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians since 1990, a Fellow of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine since it was created in 2000 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. As well as maintaining a full clinical load, he is an active teacher and researcher. His principal research interests are...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.91 inPublished:April 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART 1: SCIENCE OF PROGNOSTICATION1. Paul Glare and Nicholas Christakis: Overview: advancing the clinical science of prognostication2. William J. Mackillop: Differences in prognostication between early stage cancer and advanced cancer3. Elizabeth B. Lamont: Foreseeing: formulating an accurate prognosis4. Phyllis Butow, Rebecca Hagerty, Martin Tattersall, and Martin Stockler: Foretelling: communicating the prognosis5. Phyllis A. Gimotty: Statistical concepts and issues related to prognostic models6. Paul Glare, Marco Maltoni and Cinzia Brunelli: Evidence based medicine7. Jay F. Piccirillo and Anna Vlahiotis: Tools for formulating prognosis8. Bert Broeckaert and Paul Glare: EthicsPART 2: PROGNOSTICATION IN SPECIFIC CANCERS9. C. Martin Tammemagi: Lung cancer10. Tony Geoghegan and Michael J. Lee: Colorectal cancer11. Fabio Efficace and Laura Biganzoli: Breast cancer12. Luigi Schips and Richard Zigeuner: Bladder cancer13. Timothy Gilligan: Prognosis of prostate cancer14. Moritz Koch, Jurgen Weitz and Markus W. Buchler: Pancreatic cancer15. Kelvin K. Ng and Ronnie T. Poon: Hepatoma16. Ceri Hughes and Steve Thomas: Head and neck cancer17. Jonathan Carter: Gynaecological cancer18. Hiroko Ohgaki: Brain cancer19. Charles Dumontet and Catherine Thieblemont: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)20. Paul Glare: Leukaemia and myeloma21. Katherine T. Morris and Murray F. Brennan: Sarcoma22. Jonathan Dowell: Unknown primary23. Anne Hamilton and Katherine Clark: MelanomaPART 3: PROGNOSIS IN PALLIATIVE CARE24. Edward Chow and Albert Yee: Bone secondaries25. Andrew Broadbent and George Hruby: Brain secondaries26. Vicki Jackson and Lida Nabati: Leptomeningeal disease27. Angela Byrne and Michael Lee: Liver metastases28. David Currow and Christine Sanderson: Lung secondaries29. Niklas Zojer and Martin Pecherstorfer: Hypercalcemia30. Nora Janjan, Anita Mahajan, Eric L. Chang, Edward Lin, Sunil Krishnan, and Edward Chow: Spinal cord compression31. Maria Montoya and Eduardo Bruera: Pain relief32. Sebastiano Mercadante: Malignant bowel obstruction33. Lara Alloway, Vaughan Keeley and Irene Higginson: Breathlessness34. Miriam Friedlander and David Kissane: Delirium35. Aminah Jatoi: Weight loss36. Tugba Yavuzsen and Mellar P. Davis: Fatigue