Palliative Care: Oncology Experience from Hong Kong

Louisa Cheuk-Yu Lui (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel

Kam-Hung Wong (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel

Rebecca Yeung (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel

Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED062000

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Training in palliative medicine for clinical oncologists in Hong Kong is organized by the Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Board under the Hong Kong College of Radiologists, and it is expected that through this training the oncologists will be equipped to provide good quality palliative care for their cancer patients. As part of the training and subspecialty certification, the candidates must submit a research project of high scientific standard.

In this book, the authors present some of the research conducted during the last examination and certification. The research covered different topics including radiotherapy in patients with metastatic diseases, survival predictors, a systemic review on drugs, and advanced directives in the Chinese population. The authors hope that this presentation will provide insight to the progress of palliative care development in different facilities in Hong Kong. (Imprint: Nova)

Introduction

Chapter 1. Palliative Care Experience from Hong Kong
Louisa C Lui, Rebecca Yeung, Kam-Hung Wong and Joav Merrick

Section One: Treatment Aspects

Chapter 2. Clinical Effectiveness and Safety of Denosumab for Treating Bone Metastasis: A Systemic Review of Randomized Trials
Alex KC Leung

Chapter 3. Advanced Directives in Chinese Patients with Cancer
Yuen-Lam Kwok, Wai Ming Leung, Arnav Agarwal and Kam Hung Wong

Chapter 4. The Effect of Whole Brain Radiotherapy in Patients with Brain Metastases from Solid Cancers
Fiona MY Lim, Raymond KY Wong, Louisa CY Lui, Mary YT Lam and Arnav Agarwal

Chapter 5. Prognostic Factors for Survival Prediction in Advanced Cancer Patients and Development of a Simple Survival Prediction Tool for Application in a Community Palliative Care Setting
Chi-Leung Chiang, Sing-Hung Lo and Arnav Agarwal

Chapter 6. Symptom Control, Toxicity and Efficacy of Palliative Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Patients with Large and Inoperable Hepatitis B Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Calvin KK Choi, Francis AS Lee, Sing H Lo, Chi S Wong, Win K Sze and Yuk Tung

Chapter 7. Evaluating Clinical Outcome and Toxicity for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Oligometastatic Lung Disease
Amy TY Chang, Oscar SH Chan, Inda S Soong, Albert WM Hung, Lucy LK Chan and Rebecca MW Yeung

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 8. About the Editors

Chapter 9. About the Palliative Residency Program in Hong Kong

Chapter 10. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 11. About the book series: Health and Human Development

Section Three: Index

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