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Recent Publications by Members of the Palliative Care Study Group


Side effects of corticosteroids in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Hatano Y, Matsuoka H, Lam L, Currow DC. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Dec;26(12):3979-3983.

Assessing the Impact of a Novel Integrated Palliative Care and Medical Oncology Inpatient Service on Health Care Utilization before Hospice Enrollment. Ray EM, Riedel RF, LeBlanc TW, Rushing CN, Galanos AN. J Palliat Med. 2018 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Outcome measurement and complex physical, psychosocial and spiritual experiences of death and dying. Azhar A, Bruera E. Ann Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;7(Suppl 3):S231-S243. Free Article

Patient-reported distress in Hodgkin lymphoma across the survivorship continuum. Troy JD, Locke SC, Samsa GP, Feliciano J, Richhariya A, LeBlanc TW. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Association between tobacco use, pain expression, and coping strategies among patients with advanced cancer. Dev R, Kim YJ, Reddy A, Hui D, Tanco K, Liu D, Park M, Williams J, Carmack C, Bruera E. Cancer. 2018 Oct 23.[Epub ahead of print]

Integration of oncology and palliative care: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Kaasa S, Loge JH, Aapro M, Albreht T, Anderson R, Bruera E et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S1470-2045(18)30415-7.  [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Managing chronic pain in cancer survivors prescribed long-term opioid therapy: a national survey of ambulatory palliative care providers. Merlin JS, Patel K, Thompson N, Kapo J, Keefe F, Liebschutz J, Paice J et al. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S0885-3924(18)31000-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Self-Perceived Pain Assessment Knowledge and Confidence (Self-PAC) Scale for Cancer and Palliative Care Nurses: a Preliminary Validation Study. Phillips JL, Heneka N, Hickman L, Lam L. Pain Manag Nurs. 2018 Oct 10. pii: S1524-9042(17)30314-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Changes in the Care Setting of First Consults to Palliative and Supportive Care over a 7-Year Period. Prado B, Haider A, Naqvi S, Pestana RC, Williams JL, Dibaj S, Liu D, Allo J, De La Cruz V, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Oct 10. pii: S0885-3924(18)30776-0.  [Epub ahead of print]

Compassion is a key quality for palliative care teams. Kang JH, Go SI, Bruera E. Cancer Med. 2018 Oct 10.  [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. Free Article

Economic evaluation of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of subcutaneous ketamine in the management of chronic cancer pain. McCaffrey N, Flint T, Kaambwa B, Fazekas B, Rowett D, Currow DC et al. Palliat Med. 2018 Oct 1:269216318801754.  [Epub ahead of print]

Pattern and Predictors of Outpatient Palliative Care Referral Among Thoracic Medical Oncologists. Hui D, Kilgore K, Park M, Liu D, Kim YJ, Park JC, Fossella F, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2018 Oct;23(10):1230-1235.

Practices, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Palliative Care Physicians Regarding the Use of Methadone and Other Long-Acting Opioids in Children with Advanced Cancer. Madden K, Park M, Liu D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1408-1413.

Clinicians' perceptions of medication errors with opioids in cancer and palliative care services: a priority setting report. Heneka N, Shaw T, Azzi C, Phillips JL. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct;26(10):3315-3318.

The timeliness of patients reporting the side effects of chemotherapy. Olver I, Carey M, Boyes A, Hall A, Noble N, Bryant J, Walsh J, Sanson-Fisher R. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct;26(10):3579-3586.

Cold therapy to prevent paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy. Griffiths C, Kwon N, Beaumont JL, Paice JA. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Oct;26(10):3461-3469.

Decisional control preferences of patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care. Tricou C, Yennu S, Ruer M, Bruera E, Filbet M. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Oct;16(5):544-551.

Outpatient acupuncture effects on patient self-reported symptoms in oncology care: a retrospective analysis. Lopez G, Garcia MK, Liu W, Spano M, Underwood S, Dibaj SS et al. J Cancer. 2018 Sep 8;9(19):3613-3619. eCollection 2018. Free PMC Article

Improving patient and caregiver outcomes in oncology: Team-based, timely, and targeted palliative care. Hui D, Hannon BL, Zimmermann C, Bruera E. CA Cancer J Clin. 2018 Sep;68(5):356-376.  Epub 2018 Sep 13. Review. Free Article

Frequency, Outcomes, and Associated Factors for Opioid-Induced Neurotoxicity in Patients with Advanced Cancer Receiving Opioids in Inpatient Palliative Care. Lim KH, Nguyen NN, Qian Y, William JL, Lui DD, Bruera E, Yennurajalingam S. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]

White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy: Recommendations from a PAL-LIFE Expert Advisory Group of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City. Centeno C, Sitte T, de Lima L, Alsirafy S, Bruera E, Callaway M, Foley K, Luyirika E, Mosoiu D, Pettus K, Puchalski C, Rajagopal MR, Yong J, Garralda E, Rhee JY, Comoretto N. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1389-1397. Epub 2018 Sep 26. Free PMC Article 

Response to Oral Immediate-Release Opioids for Breakthrough Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer with Adequately Controlled Background Pain. Azhar A, Kim YJ, Haider A, Hui D, Balankari VR, Epner MC, Park M, Liu DD, Williams J, Frisbee-Hume SE, Allo JA, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2018 Sep 25. pii: theoncologist.2017-0583.  [Epub ahead of print]

Optimizing cancer pain management in resource-limited settings. Ahmedzai SH, Bautista MJ, Bouzid K, Gibson R, Gumara Y, Hassan AAI, Hattori S, Keefe D, Kraychete DC, Lee DH, Tamura K, Wang JJ; CAncer Pain management in Resource-limited settings (CAPER) Working Group. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Sep 21.[Epub ahead of print]

Spiritual Well-being Among Palliative Care Patients With Different Religious Affiliations: A Multicenter Korean Study. Yoon SJ, Suh SY, Kim SH, Park J, Kim YJ, Kang B, Park Y, Kwon JH, Park K, Shin DW, Kim HJ, Ahn HY, Hui D. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Sep 8. pii: S0885-3924(18)30451-2.  [Epub ahead of print]

Predicting the Risk for Aberrant Opioid Use Behavior in Patients Receiving Outpatient Supportive Care Consultation at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Yennurajalingam S, Edwards T, Arthur JA, Lu Z, Najera J, Nguyen K, Manju J, Kuriakose L, Wu J, Liu D, Williams JL, Reddy SK, Bruera E. Cancer. 2018 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Palliative care meets immunotherapy: what happens as cancer paradigms change? Sanderson CR, Currow DC. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Sep 4. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001598.  [Epub ahead of print]

Craving Behavior from Opioid Addiction Controlled with Olanzapine in an Advanced Cancer Patient: A Case Report. Go SI, Song HN, Lee SJ, Bruera E, Kang JH. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;21(9):1367-1370.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Psychology Referrals in a Palliative Care Department. Ann-Yi S, Bruera E, Wu J, Liu DD, Agosta M, Williams JL, Balankari VR, Carmack CL. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Sep;56(3):344-351.

Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) management: a review of international and national guidelines. Davies AN, Elsner F, Filbet MJ, Porta-Sales J, Ripamonti C, Santini D, Webber K. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Sep;8(3):241-249.

Methadone as the Initial Long-Acting Opioid in Children with Advanced Cancer. Madden K, Mills S, Dibaj S, Williams JL, Liu D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;21(9):1317-1321.

Palliative Performance Scale Score at 1 Week After Palliative Care Unit Admission is More Useful for Survival Prediction in Patients With Advanced Cancer in South Korea. Yoon SJ, Choi SE, LeBlanc TW, Suh SY. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Sep;35(9):1168-1173.

Delivering Pediatric Palliative Care: From Denial, Palliphobia, Pallilalia to Palliactive. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Bruera E. Children (Basel). 2018 Aug 31;5(9). pii: E120.  Free PMC Article

Navigating Cancer Pain Management in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic. Paice JA.

Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Aug 15;32(8):386-90, 403. Review. PMID: 30153316 Free Article

Evidence-based Management of Cancer Pain. Webb JA, LeBlanc TW. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;34(3):215-226.

Outcomes of Embedded Palliative Care Outpatients Initial Consults on Timing of Palliative Care Access, Symptoms, and End-of-Life Quality Care Indicators among Advanced Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Patients. Yennurajalingam S, Prado B, Lu Z, Naqvi S, Williams JL, Lim T, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Treating Chronic Pain: An Overview of Clinical Studies Centered on the Buprenorphine Option. Davis MP, Pasternak G, Behm B. Drugs. 2018 Aug;78(12):1211-1228.

Parenteral Opioid Shortage - Treating Pain during the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic. Bruera E. N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 16;379(7):601-603. Epub 2018 Jul 18.  Free Article

The experiences of older caregivers of cancer patients following hospital discharge. Schwartz AJ, Riedel RF, LeBlanc TW, Desai D, Jenkins C, Mahoney E, Humphreys J, Hendrix CC. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jul 19.

Indicators of integration at ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. Hui D, Cherny NI, Wu J, Liu D, Latino NJ, Strasser F. ESMO Open. 2018 Jul 11;3(5):e000372.eCollection 2018. Free PMC Article

Protocol for a phase III pragmatic stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening and guidelines with, versus without, implementation strategies for improving pain in adults with cancer attending outpatient oncology and palliative care services: the Stop Cancer PAIN trial. Luckett T, Phillips J, Agar M, Lam L, Davidson PM, McCaffrey N, Boyle F, Shaw T, Currow DC, Read A, Hosie A, Lovell M. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jul 16;18(1):558. Free PMC Article

Developing and testing a web-based intervention to encourage early help-seeking in people with symptoms associated with lung cancer. Mueller J, Davies A, Jay C, Harper S, Blackhall F, Summers Y, Harle A, Todd C. Br J Health Psychol. 2018 Jul 12.

Barriers and facilitators to implementation of cancer treatment and palliative care strategies in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review. Donkor A, Luckett T, Aranda S, Phillips J. Int J Public Health. 2018 Jul 5.

Compliance with Opioid Therapy: Distinguishing Clinical Characteristics and Demographics Among Patients with Cancer Pain. Koyyalagunta D, Bruera E, Engle MP, Driver L, Dong W, Demaree C, Novy DM. Pain Med. 2018 Jul 1;19(7):1469-1477.

Personalized Pain Goal as an Outcome Measure in Routine Cancer Pain Assessment. Arthur J, Tanco K, Park M, Haider A, Maligi C, Dalal S, Naqvi SMA, Liu D, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jul;56(1):80-87.

Does presentation at multidisciplinary team meetings improve lung cancer survival? Findings from a consecutive cohort study. Stone E, Rankin N, Kerr S, Fong K, Currow DC, Phillips J et al. Lung Cancer. 2018 Oct;124:199-204. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Couples' symptom burden in oncology care: perception of self and the other. Lopez G, Milbury K, Chen M, Li Y, Bruera E, Cohen L. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jun 9

Cancer-Related Neuropathic Pain: Review and Selective Topics. Davis MP. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;32(3):417-431.

Safe Opioid Use: Management of Opioid-Related Adverse Effects and Aberrant Behaviors. Arthur J, Hui D. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;32(3):387-403.

Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness: A Meta-analysis. May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Menz R, Morrison CA, Penrod JD, Robinson C, Morrison RS. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 1;178(6):820-829.

Cancer pain management and the opioid crisis in America: How to preserve hard-earned gains in improving the quality of cancer pain management. Paice JA. Cancer. 2018 Jun 15;124(12):2491-2497.

The Surprise Question and Identification of Palliative Care Needs among Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Hematologic or Solid Malignancies. Hudson KE, Wolf SP, Samsa GP, Kamal AH, Abernethy AP, LeBlanc TW. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jun;21(6):789-795.

Opioid errors in inpatient palliative care services: a retrospective review. Heneka N, Shaw T, Rowett D, Lapkin S, Phillips JL. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jun;8(2):175-179.

Factors associated with palliative care referral among patients with advanced cancers: a retrospective analysis of a large Brazilian cohort. de Oliveira Valentino TC, Paiva BSR, de Oliveira MA, Hui D, Paiva CE. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jun;26(6):1933-1941.

”How Much Time Do I Have?": Communicating Prognosis in the Era of Exceptional Responders. LeBlanc TW, Temel JS, Helft PR. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2018 May 23;(38):787-794.  Free Article

Identifying Factors That Predict Worse Constipation Symptoms in Palliative Care Patients: A Secondary Analysis. Clark K, Lam LT, Talley NJ, Phillips JL, Currow DC. J Palliat Med. 2017 May;20(5):528-532.

Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Crisis. Bruera E, Del Fabbro E. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2018 May 23;(38):807-812. Free Article

Top Ten Tips for Palliative Care Clinicians Caring for Cancer Patients Receiving Immunotherapies. Wiesenthal AC, Patel SP, LeBlanc TW, Roeland EJ, Kamal AH. J Palliat Med. 2018 May;21(5):694-699.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Advanced Cancer Patients Who Received Palliative Care at a Public Hospital Compared with Those at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Delgado-Guay MO, Ferrer J, Ochoa J, Cantu H, Williams JL, Park M, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 May;21(5):678-685.

Characteristics of Unscheduled and Scheduled Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Patients at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Azhar A, Wong AN, Cerana AA, Balankari VR, Adabala M, Liu DD, Williams JL, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May;55(5):1327-1334.

Levorphanol for Treatment of Intractable Neuropathic Pain in Cancer Patients. Reddy A, Ng A, Mallipeddi T, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Mar;21(3):399-402.

A Comparison of the Accuracy of Clinician Prediction of Survival Versus the Palliative Prognostic Index. Farinholt P, Park M, Guo Y, Bruera E, Hui D. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):792-797.

Conference presentation in palliative medicine: predictors of subsequent publication. Hanchanale S, Kerr M, Ashwood P, Curran E, Ekstrom M, Allen S, Currow D, Johnson MJ. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;8(1):73-77.

Methadone as a First-Line Opioid in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review. Mercadante S, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):998-1003.

Does Modality Matter? Palliative Care Unit Associated With More Cost-Avoidance Than Consultations. May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):766-774.e4.

American Society for Pain Management Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Position Statement: Pain Management at the End of Life. Coyne P, Mulvenon C, Paice JA. Pain Manag Nurs. 2018 Feb;19(1):3-7.

Testing the feasibility of using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) to assess caregiver symptom burden. Tanco K, Vidal M, Arthur J, Guay MD, Hui D, Liu D, Chisholm G, Bruera E. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Feb;16(1):14-22.

Outcomes of a Specialized Interdisciplinary Approach for Patients with Cancer with Aberrant Opioid-Related Behavior. Arthur J, Edwards T, Reddy S, Nguyen K, Hui D, Yennu S, Park M, Liu D, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2018 Feb;23(2):263-270.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation for the Management of Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbance, and Pain in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Preliminary Study. Yennurajalingam S, Kang DH, Hwu WJ, Padhye NS, Masino C, Dibaj SS, Liu DD, Williams JL, Lu Z, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb;55(2):198-206.

Palliative Care Needs in an Acute Internal Medicine Ward in Mexico. Zertuche-Maldonado T, Tellez-Villarreal R, Pascual A, Valdovinos-Chavez SB, Barragan-Berlanga AJ, Sanchez-Avila MT, Bracho-Vela L, Tinoco-Aranda A, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;21(2):163-168.

The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey. Johnson MJ, Allgar V, Chen H, Dunn L, Macleod U, Currow DC. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):357-365. Free Article.

Palliative Nursing Summit: Nurses Leading Change and Transforming Primary Palliative Care: Nursing's Role in Providing Pain and Symptom Management. Paice JA, Battista V, Drick CA, Schreiner E. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb;20(1):30-35.

Checkpoint Inhibitors, Palliative Care, or Hospice. Davis MP, Panikkar R. Curr Oncol Rep. 2018 Jan 19;20(1):2.

Cancer pain management needs and perspectives of patients from Chinese backgrounds: a systematic review of the Chinese and English literature. Xu X, Luckett T, Wang AY, Lovell M, Phillips JL. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Jan 17:1-15.

Continuous palliative sedation for patients with advanced cancer at a tertiary care cancer center. Prado BL, Gomes DBD, Usón Júnior PLS, Taranto P, França MS, Eiger D, Mariano RC, Hui D, Del Giglio A. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 4;17(1):13.

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) position paper on supportive and palliative care. Jordan K, Aapro M, Kaasa S, Ripamonti CI, Scotté F, Strasser F et al. Ann Oncol. 2018 Jan 1;29(1):36-43.

Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Specialists in Malignant Hematology and Stem-Cell Transplantation: On Why It Takes A Village. LeBlanc TW. J Oncol Pract. 2018 Jan;14(1):3-5.

Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Patients With Hematologic and Solid Malignancies. Hochman MJ, Yu Y, Wolf SP, Samsa GP, Kamal AH, LeBlanc TW. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jan;55(1):82-88.e1.

Pharmacovigilance in Hospice/Palliative Care: Net Effect of Haloperidol for Nausea or Vomiting. Digges M, Hussein A, Wilcock A, Crawford GB, Boland JW, Agar MR, Sinnarajah A, Currow DC, Johnson MJ. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;21(1):37-43.

Automatic referral to standardize palliative care access: an international Delphi survey. Hui D, Mori M, Meng YC, Watanabe SM, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Saarto T, Cherny N, Glare P, Kaasa S, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jan;26(1):175-180.

Pain and Opioids in Cancer Care: Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives. Bennett M, Paice JA, Wallace M. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017;37:705-713. Free Text

Patient-centered family meetings in palliative care: a quality improvement project to explore a new model of family meetings with patients and families at the end of life. Sanderson CR, Cahill PJ, Phillips JL, Johnson A, Lobb EA. Ann Palliat Med. 2017 Dec;6(Suppl 2):S195-S205.

Opioid Prescription Trends Among Patients With Cancer Referred to Outpatient Palliative Care Over a 6-Year Period. Haider A, Zhukovsky DS, Meng YC, Baidoo J, Tanco KC, Stewart HA, Edwards T, Joy MP, Kuriakose L, Lu Z, Williams JL, Liu DD, Bruera E. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Dec;13(12):e972-e981.

Palliative radiation therapy in the last 30 days of life: A systematic review. Park KR, Lee CG, Tseng YD, Liao JJ, Reddy S, Bruera E, Yennurajalingam S. Radiother Oncol. 2017 Nov;125(2):193-199.

Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care During Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant on Psychological Distress 6 Months After Transplant: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Greer JA, VanDusen H, Fishman SR, LeBlanc TW et al. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 10;35(32):3714-3721.

Development of Palliative Care in China: A Tale of Three Cities. Yin Z, Li J, Ma K, Ning X, Chen H, Fu H, Zhang H, Wang C, Bruera E, Hui D. Oncologist. 2017 Nov;22(11):1362-1367.

Very-Low-Dose Methadone To Treat Refractory Neuropathic Pain in Children with Cancer. Madden K, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2017 Nov;20(11):1280-1283.

Effect of Opioids and Benzodiazepines on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Receiving Palliative Care: An Exploratory Analysis. Boland JW, Allgar V, Boland EG, Oviasu O, Agar M, Currow DC, Johnson MJ. J Palliat Med. 2017 Nov;20(11):1274-1279.

The frequency of QTc prolongation among pediatric and young adult patients receiving methadone for cancer pain. Madden K, Park M, Liu D, Bruera E. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Nov;64(11).

Hope, Phase I Trials, and Palliative Care: So You're Telling Me There's a Chance? LeBlanc TW. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Oct;13(10):675-677.

Characteristics of palliative care consultation at an academic level one trauma center. Rivet EB, Ferrada P, Albrecht T, Cassel JB, Broering B, Noreika D, Del Fabbro E. Am J Surg. 2017 Oct;214(4):657-660.

The Prospective Evaluation of the Net Effect of Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Routine Provision of Palliative Care. To THM, LeBlanc TW, Eastman P, Neoh K, Agar MR, To LB, Rowett D, Vandersman Z, Currow DC. J Palliat Med. 2017 Oct;20(10):1152-1157.

Bispectral Index monitoring in cancer patients undergoing palliative sedation: a preliminary report. Monreal-Carrillo E, Allende-Pérez S, Hui D, García-Salamanca MF, Bruera E, Verástegui E. Support Care Cancer. Support Care Cancer 2017 Oct;25(10):3143-3149.

The 'critical mass' survey of palliative care programme at ESMO designated centres of integrated oncology and palliative care. Hui D, Cherny N, Latino N, Strasser F. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2057-2066.

Effect of Lorazepam With Haloperidol vs Haloperidol Alone on Agitated Delirium in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hui D, Frisbee-Hume S, Wilson A, Dibaj SS, Nguyen T, De La Cruz M, Walker P, Zhukovsky DS, Delgado-Guay M, Vidal M, Epner D, Reddy A, Tanco K, Williams J, Hall S, Liu D, Hess K, Amin S, Breitbart W, Bruera E. JAMA. 2017 Sep 19;318(11):1047-1056.

Palliative Care Has Come of Age. LeBlanc TW, Sederstrom N, Spence R, von Roenn J. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep;13(9):589-590.

Under Pressure: The Tension Between Access and Abuse of Opioids in Cancer Pain Management. Paice JA. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep;13(9):595-596.

Improvements in Patient and Health System Outcomes Using an Integrated Oncology and Palliative Medicine Approach on a Solid Tumor Inpatient Service. Riedel RF, Slusser K, Power S, Jones CA, LeBlanc TW, Kamal AH et al. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep;13(9):e738-e748.

The Conversion Ratio From Intravenous Hydromorphone to Oral Opioids in Cancer Patients. Reddy A, Vidal M, Stephen S, Baumgartner K, Dost S, Nguyen A, Heung Y, Kwan S, Wong A, Pangemanan I, Azhar A, Tayjasanant S, Rodriguez E, Waletich J, Lim KH, Wu J, Liu D, Williams J, Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep;54(3):280-288.

Assessing the prognostic features of a pain classification system in advanced cancer patients. Arthur J, Tanco K, Haider A, Maligi C, Park M, Liu D, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Sep;25(9):2863-2869.

Telemonitoring via Self-Report and Video Review in Community Palliative Care: A Case Report. Morgan DD, Swetenham K, To THM, Currow DC, Tieman JJ. Healthcare (Basel). 2017 Aug 31;5(3).

Early Palliative Care for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Is It Really so Difficult to Achieve? LeBlanc TW, Roeland EJ, El-Jawahri A. Curr Hematol Malig Rep. 2017 Aug;12(4):300-308.

The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Conversations with Emerging Leaders in Palliative Care. Cruz-Oliver DM, Bernacki R, Cooper Z, Grudzen C, Izumi S, Lafond D, Lam D, LeBlanc TW, Tjia J, Walter J. J Palliat Med. 2017 Aug;20(8):804-812.

Off-Label Medication Use in the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit. Kwon JH, Kim MJ, Bruera S, Park M, Bruera E, Hui D. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jul;54(1):46-54.  Free PMC Article.

Qualitative Study on the Perceptions of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients and Their Family Members Regarding End-of-Life Experiences Focusing on Palliative Sedation. Eun Y, Hong IW, Bruera E, Kang JH. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jun;53(6):1010-1016.

Increased Symptom Expression among Patients with Delirium Admitted to an Acute Palliative Care Unit. de la Cruz M, Yennu S, Liu D, Wu J, Reddy A, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jun;20(6):638-641.

Overall Survival among Cancer Patients Undergoing Opioid Rotation to Methadone Compared to Other Opioids. Reddy A, Schuler US, de la Cruz M, Yennurajalingam S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2017 Jun;20(6):656-661.

Nothing left to chance? The impact of locus of control on physical and mental quality of life in terminal cancer patients. Brown AJ, Thaker PH, Sun CC, Urbauer DL, Bruera E, Bodurka DC, Ramondetta LM. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jun;25(6):1985-1991.

Clinical and Socio-Demographic Predictors of Home Hospice Patients Dying at Home: A Retrospective Analysis of Hospice Care Association's Database in Singapore. Lee YS, Akhileswaran R, Ong EH, Wah W, Hui D, Ng SH, Koh G. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jun;53(6):1035-1041.

Looking both ways before crossing the street: Assessing the benefits and risk of opioids in treating patients at risk of sleep -disordered breathing for pain and dyspnea. Davis MP, Behm B, Balachandran D. J Opioid Manag. 2017 May/Jun;13(3):183-196.

Hope, Symptoms, and Palliative Care. Davis MP, Lagman R, Parala A, Patel C, Sanford T, Fielding F, Brumbaugh A, Gross J, Rao A, Majeed S, Shinde S, Rybicki LA. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Apr;34(3):223-232.

Snapshot of an Outpatient Supportive Care Center at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Pimentel LE, De La Cruz M, Wong A, Castro D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2017 Apr;20(4):433-436.

Perceptions of the care received from Australian palliative care services: A caregiver perspective. Pidgeon TM, Johnson CE, Lester L, Currow D, Yates P, Allingham SF, Bird S, Eagar K. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Apr;16(2):198-208.

End-of-Life Care Matters: Palliative Cancer Care Results in Better Care and Lower Costs. Dalal S, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2017 Apr;22(4):361-368.  Free PMC Article

Postoperative MRI Evaluation of a Radiofrequency Cordotomy Lesion for Intractable Cancer Pain. Vedantam A, Hou P, Chi TL, Hess KR, Dougherty PM, Bruera E, Viswanathan A. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Apr;38(4):835-839.

Impact of intensity and timing of integrated home palliative cancer care on end-of-life hospitalization in Northern Italy. Pellizzari M, Hui D, Pinato E, Lisiero M, Serpentini S, Gubian L, Figoli F, Cancian M, De Chirico C, Ferroni E, Avossa F, Saugo M. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Apr;25(4):1201-1207.

Repurposing Medications for Hospice/Palliative Care Symptom Control Is No Longer Sufficient: A Manifesto for Change. Currow DC, Abernethy AP, Fallon M, Portenoy RK. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Mar;53(3):533-539.

The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System 25 Years Later: Past, Present, and Future Developments. Hui D, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Mar;53(3):630-643.

The impact of a simplified documentation method for the Edmonton classification system for cancer pain (ECS-CP) on clinician utilization. Tanco K, Arthur J, Haider A, Stephen S, Yennu S, Liu D, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Feb;25(2):575-580.

2016 Updated MASCC/ESMO consensus recommendations: Management of nausea and vomiting in advanced cancer. Walsh D, Davis M, Ripamonti C, Bruera E, Davies A, Molassiotis A. Support Care Cancer 2017 Jan;25(1):333-40.

Impact of outpatient palliative care (PC) on symptom burden in patients with advanced cancer at a tertiary cancer center in Jordan. Shamieh O, Khamash O, Khraisat M, Jbouri O, Awni M, Al-Hawamdeh A, Arja G, Ajarmeh S, Al-Rimawi D, Hui D. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jan;25(1):177-183.

Perception of Helpfulness of a Question Prompt Sheet Among Cancer Patients Attending Outpatient Palliative Care. Arthur J, Yennu S, Zapata KP, Cantu H, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan;53(1):124-130.e1.

Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Ferrell BR, Temel JS, Temin S, Alesi ER, Balboni TA, Basch EM, Firn JI, Paice JA, Peppercorn JM, Phillips T, Stovall EL, Zimmermann C, Smith TJ. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan;35(1):96-112.

Referral criteria for outpatient specialty palliative cancer care: an international consensus. Hui D, Mori M, Watanabe SM, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Saarto T, Cherny N, Glare P, Kaasa S, Bruera E. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):e552-e559.

Opioids and Chronic Pain: Where Is the Balance? Davis MP, Mehta Z. Curr Oncol Rep. 2016 Dec;18(12):71. Review.

Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc T, VanDusen H, Traeger L, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Lee SS, Temel JS. JAMA. 2016 Nov 22;316(20):2094-2103.

Predictors of Trust in the Medical Profession among Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care: A Preliminary Study. Tanco K, Rhondali W, Park M, Liu D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;19(9):991-4.

How far along the disease trajectory? An examination of the time-related patient characteristics in the palliative oncology literature. Tayjasanant S, Bruera E, Hui D. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Sep;24(9):3997-4004.

Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline. Paice JA, Portenoy R, Lacchetti C, Campbell T, Cheville A, Citron M, Constine LS, Cooper A, Glare P, Keefe F, Koyyalagunta L, Levy M, Miaskowski C, Otis-Green S, Sloan P, Bruera E. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 20;34(27):3325-45.

Impact of Oncologists' Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care on Patients' Access to Palliative Care. Hui D, Cerana MA, Park M, Hess K, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2016 Sep;21(9):1149-55.

Clinician prediction of survival versus the Palliative Prognostic Score: Which approach is more accurate? Hui D, Park M, Liu D, Paiva CE, Suh SY, Morita T, Bruera E. Eur J Cancer. 2016 Sep;64:89-95.

Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Summary. Paice JA, Lacchetti C, Bruera E. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Aug;12(8):757-62.

Palliative care specialists' beliefs about spiritual care. Best M, Butow P, Olver I. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Aug;24(8):3295-306.

Development of a Question Prompt Sheet for Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Palliative Care. Arthur J, Yennurajalingam S, Williams J, Tanco K, Liu D, Stephen S, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2016 Aug;19(8):883-7.

Assessment of a Statewide Palliative Care Team Training Course: COMFORT Communication for Palliative Care Teams. Wittenberg E, Ferrell B, Goldsmith J, Ragan SL, Paice J. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jul;19(7):746-52.

Referral Criteria for Outpatient Palliative Cancer Care: A Systematic Review. Hui D, Meng YC, Bruera S, Geng Y, Hutchins R, Mori M, Strasser F, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2016 Jul;21(7):895-901. Free Full Text

Aberrant Opioid Use and Urine Drug Testing in Outpatient Palliative Care. Arthur JA, Haider A, Edwards T, Waletich-Flemming J, Reddy S, Bruera E, Hui D. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jul;19(7):778-82.

The Opioid Rotation Ratio From Transdermal Fentanyl to "Strong" Opioids in Patients With Cancer Pain. Reddy A, Yennurajalingam S, Reddy S, Wu J, Liu D, Dev R, Bruera E. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Jun;51(6):1040-5.

Disparities between clinician and patient perception of breakthrough pain control. Webber K, Davies AN, Cowie MR. J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 May;51(5):933-7.

Cancer Pain Management: Strategies for Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing. Paice JA. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 May;14(5 Suppl):695-7.

Good concordance between patients and their non-professional carers about factors associated with a “good death” and other important end-of-life decisions. Davies A, Todd J, Bailey F, Gregory A, Waghorn M. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 May 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with advanced cancer evaluated by a palliative care team at an emergency center. A retrospective study. Delgado-Guay MO, Rodriguez-Nunez A, Shin SH, Chisholm G, Williams J, Frisbee-Hume S, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2016 May;24(5):2287-2295.

Discussing the Evidence for Upstream Palliative Care in Improving Outcomes in Advanced Cancer. Nickolich MS, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS, LeBlanc TW. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016;35:e534-8.

Doctors discussing religion and spirituality: A systematic literature review. Best M, Butow P, Olver I. Palliat Med. 2016 Apr;30(4):327-37.

Death in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review of Information and Communication Technologies in End-of-Life Care. Ostherr K, Killoran P, Shegog R, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr;19(4):408-20. Free Full Text

The influence of low salivary flow rates on the absorption of a sublingual fentanyl citrate formulation for breakthrough cancer pain. Davies A, Mundin G, Vriens J, Webber K, Buchanan A, Waghorn M. J Pain Symptom Manage 2016 Mar;51(3):538-45.

Patient Home Visits: Measuring Outcomes of a Community Model for Palliative Care Education. Allo JA, Cuello D, Zhang Y, Reddy SK, Azhar A, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2016 Mar;19(3):271-8.

Palliative chemotherapy: oxymoron or misunderstanding? Roeland EJ, LeBlanc TW. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Mar 21;15:33. Free Full Text

Integrating palliative care into the trajectory of cancer care. Hui D, Bruera E. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar;13(3):159-71. Free Full Text

Impact of a Palliative Care Checklist on Clinical Documentation. de la Cruz M, Reddy A, Vidal M, Tanco K, Azhar A, Silvestre J, Liu DD, Wu J, Bruera E. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Feb;12(2):e241-7.

Addressing End-of-Life Quality Gaps in Hematologic Cancers: The Importance of Early Concurrent Palliative Care. LeBlanc TW. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb;176(2):265-6. 

The Emergency Department Point of Palliative Care Access for Patients With Advanced Cancer. Bruera E. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 14.

Use of Palliative Care Services in a Tertiary Cancer Center. Dalal S, Bruera S, Hui D, Yennu S, Dev R, Williams J, Masoni C, Ihenacho I, Obasi E, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2016 Jan;21(1):110-8.  Free Full Text

Unexpected death in palliative care: what to expect when you are not expecting. Hui D.  Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Dec;9(4):369-74. Free Full Text

The last days of life: symptom burden and impact on nutrition and hydration in cancer patients. Hui D, Dev R, Bruera E. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Dec;9(4):346-54. Free Full Text

Retrospective review of symptoms and palliative care interventions in women with advanced cervical cancer. Kim YJ, Munsell MF, Park JC, Meyer LA, Sun CC, Brown AJ, Bodurka DC, Williams JL, Chase DM, Bruera E, Ramondetta LM. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Dec;139(3):553-8. 

The Frequency, Characteristics, and Outcomes Among Cancer Patients With Delirium Admitted to an Acute Palliative Care Unit. de la Cruz M, Ransing V, Yennu S, Wu J, Liu D, Reddy A, Delgado-Guay M, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2015 Dec;20(12):1425-31. Free Full Text

Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Supportive and Palliative Care Referral Among Hematologic and Solid Tumor Oncology Specialists. Hui D, Park M, Liu D, Reddy A, Dalal S, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2015 Nov;20(11):1326-32.  Free Full Text

Nurse perceptions of the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale in two palliative care inpatient units: a focus group study. Hosie A, Lobb E, Agar M, Davidson PM, Chye R, Phillips J. J Clin Nurs. 2015 Nov;24(21-22):3276-85.

Palliative care referral and associated outcomes among patients with cancer in the last 2 weeks of life. Ledoux M, Rhondali W, Lafumas V, Berthiller J, Teissere M, Piegay C, Couray-Targe S, Schott AM, Bruera E, Filbet M. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2015 Sep 23. [Eput ahead of print]

How well is palliative care integrated into cancer care? A MASCC, ESMO, and EAPC Project. Davis MP, Strasser F, Cherny N. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Sep;23(9):2677-85.

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care? Davis MP, Gutgsell T, Gamier P. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Sep;82(9):569-71. Free Full Text

Models of integration of oncology and palliative care. Hui D, Bruera E. Ann Palliat Med. 2015 Jul;4(3):89-98. Free Full Text

Palliative Oncologists: Specialists in the Science and Art of Patient Care. Hui D, Finlay E, Buss MK, Prommer EE, Bruera E. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jul 10;33(20):2314-7.  Free Full Text

A review of the trials which examine early integration of outpatient and home palliative care for patients with serious illnesses. Davis MP, Temel JS, Balboni T, Glare P. Ann Palliat Med. 2015 Jul;4(3):99-121. Free Full Text

Cancer Pain Management: Safe and Effective Use of Opioids. Bruera E, Paice JA. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015;35:e593-e599. Free Full Text

Genomics, personalized medicine, and supportive cancer care. Sonis ST. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015;35:9-16. Free Full Text

Indicators of integration of oncology and palliative care programs: an international consensus. 

Hui D, Bansal S, Strasser F, Morita T, Caraceni A, Davis M, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Currow D, Abernethy A, Nekolaichuk C, Bruera E. Ann Oncol. 2015 Sep;26(9):1953-9. Free Full Text

Minimal clinically important differences in the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale in cancer patients: A prospective, multicenter study. Hui D, Shamieh O, Paiva CE, Perez-Cruz PE, Kwon JH, Muckaden MA, Park M, Yennu S, Kang JH, Bruera E. Cancer. 2015 Sep 1;121(17):3027-35. Free Full Text

A Pilot Study To Define Chemical Coping in Cancer Patients Using the Delphi Method. Kwon JH, Hui D, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2015 Aug;18(8):703-6. Free Full Text

The frequency of missed delirium in patients referred to palliative care in a comprehensive cancer center. de la Cruz M, Fan J, Yennu S, Tanco K, Shin S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2427-33.

The frequency of missed delirium in patients referred to palliative care in a comprehensive cancer center. de la Cruz M, Fan J, Yennu S, Tanco K, Shin S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2427-33.

Health care utilization and end-of-life care for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia. El-Jawahri AR, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Fathi AT, Graubert TA, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Foster JE, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Brunner AM, Stone RM, Temel JS. Cancer. 2015 Aug 15;121(16):2840-8. Free Full Text

The frequency of missed delirium in patients referred to palliative care in a comprehensive cancer center. de la Cruz M, Fan J, Yennu S, Tanco K, Shin S, Wu J, Liu D, Bruera E. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2427-33.