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Nicolas Dea, Jeremy Reynolds

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Luiz Vialle

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Palliative care

Despite the best surgical management some malignant tumors will recur and metastasize.

It is unlikely that a recurring malignant tumor can be cured.

A metastatic and/or recurrent malignant tumor should be considered for palliative care. Although surgical options are available, those will be more directed at relieving symptoms and improving quality of the remaining life.

A multidisciplinary approach including medical oncology, radiation oncology, pain medicine, and surgical oncology should be put in place for these difficult cases.

Many scientific trials are open for this patient population.

56b P209 Palliative care