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Perioperative Palliative Care Surrounding Cancer Surgery for Patients & Their Family Members
Trial ID: NCT03611309
The study goal is to compare surgeon-palliative care team co-management, versus surgeon alone management, of patients and family members preparing for major upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery. The study also aims to explore, using qualitative methods, the impact of surgeon-palliative care team co-management versus surgeon alone management on the perioperative care experience for patients, family members, surgeons, and palliative care clinicians.
A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial of Perioperative Palliative Care Surrounding Cancer Surgery for Patients and Their Family Members (the PERIOP-PC Trial)
- 18 years of age and must be able to give informed consent.
- Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or hepatocellular cancer or esophageal cancer or
gastric cancer and/or cholangio carcinomas
- Non emergent, upper gastrointestinal cancer related surgery with a goal of primary
resection of the tumor- optimal surgical goal is cure, not merely disease palliation.
- One companion per patient will be allowed to participate. In addition, to being
identified by the patient at being a key caregiver throughout the surgery period,
these companions must be able to give informed consent and at least 18 years of age.
- No previous involvement of palliative care providers in their care course
other: Surgeon-palliative care team co management
other: Surgeon team alone management
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