Annals of Surgical Oncology

, 14:922 | Cite as

Impact of Surgical Palliation on Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Malignancy: Results of the Decisions and Outcomes in Palliative Surgery (DOPS) Trial

  • Yale D. Podnos
  • Gloria Juarez
  • Colette Pameijer
  • Kyong Choi
  • Betty R. Ferrell
  • Lawrence D. Wagman
Article

Keywords

Palliation Surgical palliation Quality of life Distress Outcomes 

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© Society of Surgical Oncology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yale D. Podnos
    • 1
  • Gloria Juarez
    • 2
  • Colette Pameijer
    • 1
  • Kyong Choi
    • 3
  • Betty R. Ferrell
    • 2
  • Lawrence D. Wagman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Oncologic SurgeryCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nursing Research and EducationCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  3. 3.Vital ResearchLos AngelesUSA

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