Recent developments in palliative cancer care.

  • Bruera E
  • Pereira J
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Abstract

In recent years major developments have taken place in palliative cancer care. Cancer specialists should be familiar with a number of these developments since they can improve symptom control in advanced cancer patients. Some of these developments are discussed in this article, with particular emphasis on the multidimensional assessment of symptom complexes and neurotoxicity of opioids.

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  • *Analgesics, Opioid/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • *Neoplasms/th [Therapy]
  • *Pain, Intractable/dt [Drug Therapy]
  • *Palliative Care/td [Trends]
  • Analgesics, Opioid/ae [Adverse Effects]
  • Humans

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Authors

  • E Bruera

  • J Pereira

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