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The objective of this phase 2 study is to evaluate the feasibility of an early palliative care intervention for metastatic cancer patients. Feasibility will be assessed in terms of percentage of patients that accept the proposal of the early palliative care intervention and that effectively start to be followed in the palliative care out-patient clinic. The study will be performed in a consecutive series of newly diagnosed patients affected by lung cancer (NSCLC or SCLC, stage IIIb, IV), mesothelioma (stage II, IV), pancreas (stage IV), stomach (stage IIIb-IV).
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
The early palliative care programme
IRCCS Arcispedale S.Maria Nuova
Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:50-0400
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