Patient-Reported Outcomes in Integrative Oncology: Bridging Clinical Care With Research : The Cancer Journal

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Patient-Reported Outcomes in Integrative Oncology

Bridging Clinical Care With Research

Lopez, Gabriel MD; Lacey, Judith MD∗,†,‡,§; Christie, Aimee J. PhD; Powers-James, Catherine PhD; Narayanan, Santhosshi MD; Liu, Wenli MD; Cohen, Lorenzo PhD

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The Cancer Journal 25(5):p 311-315, 9/10 2019. | DOI: 10.1097/PPO.0000000000000401


There is growing interest in the value of routine collection and monitoring of patient-reported outcomes as part of high-quality, patient-centered, oncology care. Integrative oncology, with its focus on providing symptom and lifestyle support for patients throughout the cancer care continuum, serves a diverse patient population with a complex, changing symptom burden. Monitoring of patient-reported outcomes can contribute significantly to the successful comprehensive evaluation and management of patients receiving integrative oncology care. Data collected as part of an integrative oncology evaluation can also support real-world clinical research efforts to help learn more about the effects of integrative oncology interventions on patient symptoms, quality of life, and treatment outcomes.

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