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Patients with cancer want more research into palliative and end of life care

Palliative and end of life care should be top priorities for future research, a new study suggests. 
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Palliative and end of life care should be top priorities for future research, a new study suggests.

In the first ever study of its kind, funded by the UK Oncology Nursing Society, researchers from the University of Surrey surveyed 50 oncology nurses and 18 patients with cancer.

Patients also identified cognitive changes associated with cancer treatment as a future research priority, while oncology nurses said the use of eHealth and technology to manage cancer symptoms at home should be a significant area for research.

Patient opinions

Nurses and patients agreed that factors affecting the early presentation of cancer symptoms should be an important area of future research, and both parties said the availability of psychosocial support services across the cancer pathway and

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