MedCity News June 16, 2024
Frank Vinluan

Palliative care provided by video was equivalent to in-person visits with a clinician, according to study results presented during the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Investigators say these results indicate telehealth can make palliative care accessible to more cancer patients.

In cancer care, treating tumors is just part of a broader plan. Patients need help managing symptoms of the disease and side effects from treatment. While clinicians recognize the importance of this palliative care, it’s not accessible to all patients. A new study indicates telehealth can provide an alternative to in-person visits with a palliative care clinician.

The study results were presented during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held recently...

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