Last updated on December 2018

Observational Study of Early Contact With Palliative Care Unit for Patients Receiving First Line Palliative Chemotherapy With Cancer in Upper Gastrointestinal Canal or Second Line Palliative Chemotherapy in Patients With Colorectal Cancer - an Open Randomised Investigator Initiated Trial.


Brief description of study

In this trial, patients with cancer in the upper gastrointestinal canal who are going to receive first line palliative chemotherapy and patients with colorectal cancer who are going to receive second line palliative chemotherapy will be included. Participating patients will be randomized between early contact with a palliative care unit, or contact with a palliative care unit when needed. The objectives with the trial is to investigate if an early establishment with a palliative care unit will have a positive impact on the patients quality of life, this also applies for the nearest relative, survival, and if a difference in numbers of chemotherapy cycles can be detected.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02246725

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