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Type: Journal article
Title: Care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines
Author: Crawford, G.B.
Dzierżanowski, T.
Hauser, K.
Larkin, P.
Luque-Blanco, A.I.
Murphy, I.
Puchalski, C.M.
Ripamonti, C.I.
Citation: ESMO Open, 2021; 6(4):100225-1-100225-13
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2021
ISSN: 2059-7029
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G. B. Crawford, T. Dzier, zanowski, K. Hauser, P. Larkin, A. I. Luque-Blanco, I. Murphy, C. M. Puchalski, C. I. Ripamonti, on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee
Abstract: • This ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline provides key recommendations for end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer. • It details care that is focused on comfort, quality of life and approaching death of patients with advanced cancer. • All recommendations were compiled by a multidisciplinary group of experts. • Recommendations are based on available scientific data and the authors’ collective expert opinion.
Keywords: end of life; cancer patient; total care; death and dying; palliative care; clinical practice guideline
Rights: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of European Society for Medical Oncology. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
DOI: 10.1016/j.esmoop.2021.100225
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