Focused Issue on Integration of Palliative Care into Oncology

Posted On 2019-06-20 16:31:16




This focused issue on “Integration of Palliative Care into Oncology” is edited by Dr. Rebecca Yeung, from Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China; and Dr. Dr. Tai Chung Lam, from Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China.

Dr. Rebecca Yeung is Chief of Service at Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong.  She is a clinical oncologist who is also trained in Palliative Medicine.  She is chairman of the Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Board of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists.  She is also Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Hong Kong.  She is council member of the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society. Her main clinical and research interest includes lung cancer, CNS tumours and palliative medicine.

Dr. Tai Chung Lam graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 2003 and joined the Department of Clinical Oncology in Tuen Mun Hospital in 2005. He joined the Department of Clinical Oncology, LKS Faculty of Medicine HKU in Feb 2016. He had received overseas training stereotactic radiation therapy in Germany. He was also the clinical fellow of the Harvard School of Medicine in 2013, sub-specialising in supportive and palliative radiation oncology. His research interests include cancer of the central nervous system, spinal oncology and palliative care in advanced cancer patients.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Preface to this focused issue
    Rebecca Yeung, Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Tai Chung Lam, Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
  2. A retrospective review for the use of palliative sedation in a regional hospital in Hong Kong
    Winnie Wing Yan Tin, Department of Clinical Oncology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  3. Palliative radiation therapy for patients with orbital and ocular metastases
    Jeannie YK Chik, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  4. Expectation of the place of care and place of death of terminal cancer patients in Hong Kong: a hospital based cross-sectional questionnaire survey  
    Nga Yan Yeung, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  5. Clinical outcome and toxicity for immunotherapy treatment in metastatic cancer patients
    Johnny Lau, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  6. Factors correlating with shorter survival after treatment: aiding oncologists to choose who (not) to receive palliative systemic therapy
    Patty Ho, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  7. Patterns and infection outcomes of bacterial colonization in patients with indwelling abdominal drains for malignant ascites
    Sunny Chan, Department of Clinical Oncology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  8. The use of Ketamine in the management of refractory cancer pain in a palliative care unit
    Alice Cheung, Department of Clinical Oncology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  9. Stereotactic body radiotherapy as a primary treatment for spinal metastasis: A single institution experience
    Wui Ming Yeung, Department of Clinical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  10. A cross-sectional study on the attitudes and perceptions of outpatients towards palliative care at the Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital Hospice Centre
    Crystal Hsue, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  11. DNACPR for advanced cancer patients in Mainland China: a cohort study in an acute general hospital
    Jessa Li, University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China