Psychosocial and supportive-care needs in high-grade glioma

Catt, Susan, Chalmers, Anthony J. and Fallowfield, Lesley J. (2008) Psychosocial and supportive-care needs in high-grade glioma. Lancet Oncology, 9 (9). pp. 884-891. ISSN 1470-2045

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The diagnosis and management of high-grade glioma has profound effects on patients and their families. Guidance issued by the UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in 2006 highlighted the lack of good studies of palliative care for patients with this disease. We describe new studies published from 2000 to 2007. High-grade glioma is undoubtedly a challenging research area, and many studies are poorly defined and have small and biased samples. Nevertheless the data reveal this to be a heterogeneous group of patients with complex needs that differ from those of patients with other cancers. Improvements in care require a united input from neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, and palliative care. The main research priorities are the development and assessment of psychosocial or supportive interventions and the investigation of service provision of specialist palliative and end-of-life care, which have hitherto been neglected.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: glioma, cancer, psychosocial
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Sussex Centre for Genome Damage and Stability
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 14:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 10:16
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