This focused issue is dedicated to promoting learning from our colleagues from different disciplines, and it highlight the importance of keeping a professional eye on the developments in their fields of medicine. As advances in the primary disease disciplines are happening concurrently with advances in palliative medicine practices, refreshing the knowledge of specialist palliative care teams with the help of our colleagues will provide the best possible care for our patients.
Life-long-learning: the importance of Specialist Palliative Care Teams staying informed with knowledge from other disciplines
Cutaneous toxicities of new targeted cancer therapies: must know for diagnosis, management, and patient-proxy empowerment
Multiple bone metastases: what the palliative care specialist should know about the potential, limitations and practical aspects of radiation therapy
The focused issue “Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from Other Medical Specialties” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Palliative Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Jan Gaertner, Charles B. Simone II and Fiona Lim served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.