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Randomized Control Trial (RCT) of Early Palliative Care for HCC

2015-09-23 06:38:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effect of early palliative care consultation on quality of life, use of hospital resources, end-of-life care and survival among Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) patients with advanced End Stage Live Disease not eligible for potentially curative or local area therapy. Half of patients will receive early palliative care at diagnosis of HCC and other half will receive palliative care when all standard therapy treatments have been exhausted.

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Hypothesis Methods Analysis Anticipated Results

Palliative care will focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress associated from cancer. This helps improve quality of life for cancer patients and their family. This care is usually offered to patients when all standard therapy treatments have been exhausted.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Carcinoma, Hepatocellular

Intervention

Palliative Care/Symptom Control

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Results (where available)

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