Aggressiveness of Care at the End of Life in Cancer Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00980122|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2010
Cancer is the commonest cause of death in Singapore, and many cancer deaths occur in hospital.
Management of cancer patients is getting more complex with constant development of new drugs, interventional procedures and supportive measures. Despite this, the majority of advanced cancer patients will die from their disease or related complications.
There is a lack of data on the utilisation of health resources in advanced cancer patients in this country. In this study the investigators ask themselves how aggressive care was in the last 3 months of the patient's life. The investigators will be collecting data on specific cancer treatments, interventional procedures, and supportive measures.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||250 participants|
|Official Title:||Aggressiveness of Care at the End of Life in Cancer Patients|
|Study Start Date :||March 2008|
- To describe the trends in the aggressiveness of care for advanced cancer patients near the end of life.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00980122
|National University Hospital|
|Singapore, Singapore, 119074|