Supportive and palliative care

1441O - Patient-reported outcomes in cancer patients newly diagnosed with brain metastases

Guro L. Astrup, et al.


Deterioration in most HRQOL scores was detected three months after inclusion in the study. Preliminary analyses indicate a healthy bias, in that those with poor HRQOL at baseline have died or are too frail to complete PRO measures.


1442O - Proactive early palliative care referral for cancer patients in the intensive care unit: Implementing a novel “triggers” checklist

Prakhar Srivastava, et al.


Our tool proactively identifies patients for early PC referral, streamlines the referral process, and empowers staff to consider treatment goals in a timely manner for the benefit of patients. Technical, practical, and cultural barriers to implementation were identified and changes made to address these, for example, having PC present at the weekly ICU meeting. We demonstrate a model for collaborative working which can be adapted for use in other ICUs and facilitate early PC for a broader cohort of cancer patients.


1488O - Cancer risk in individuals with intellectual disability

Qianwei Liu, et al.


Individuals with ID show an increased risk for developing cancer. The association could not be explained by shared genetics or familial confounders between ID and cancer.


1669O_PR - Late effects, long-term problems, and unmet needs of cancer survivors

Martina E. Schmidt, et al.


A significant number of cancer survivors suffer from long-term effects. Our study identified several groups with open needs for improvements in supportive care.