Palliative Therapy: Guidelines

  • Sergio Canavero
  • Vincenzo Bonicalzi


Published guidelines from different organizations are biased by heavy interference from pharma companies and as such totally unreliable. In putting together our conflict-of-interest-free recommendations, we hewed firstly to the Hippocratic Oath, i.e., primum non nocere, and secondly to cost containment. The reader will notice how different are our guidelines from what is pitched in the literature and by regulatory bodies (Box 30.1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Canavero
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Bonicalzi
    • 2
  1. 1.HEAVEN/GEMINI International Collaborative GroupTurinItaly
  2. 2.AOUCittà della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Department of Neurosciences, Rita Levi MontalciniUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly

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