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Family Caregivers in Cancer: Roles and Challenges (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 28 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

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Treatment Options for Plasma Cell Neoplasms

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Added American Cancer Society 2013 as reference 1.

Physicians Interacting With Family Caregivers

Added text about a Taiwanese study of family experiences with difficult decisions in end-of-life care (cited Huang et al. as reference 4).

Factors to Consider in Caregiver Assessment

Added text about the Care of My Child with Cancer rating scale to the table on Instruments for Evaluating Caregiver Burden (cited Wells et al. as reference 14).

Interventions for Caregivers

Added text about a DVD program on fall prevention skills training for cancer family caregivers (cited Potter et al. as reference 8).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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