A Palliative Prognostic Score for Terminally Ill Children and Adolescents With Cancer (PDF Attached)


Pediatric Blood and Cancer


Background: The loss of a child is considered the hardest moment in a parent’s life. Studies addressing length of survival under pediatric palliative care are rare. The aim of this study was to improve a survival prediction model for children in palliative care, as accurate information positively impacts parent and child preparation for palliative care

About the Journal:  Pediatric Blood and Cancer (PBC) is an international journal that provides broad coverage of basic and clinical research in the malignant diseases of childhood as they affect the pediatric group, adolescents, and young adults. PBC publishes original articles on the diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, biology, and molecular and clinical genetics of these diseases.


Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010;55:1167–1171

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Journal Article


Andr´ea Yamaguchi Kurashima, RN, MSc, PhD,1,* Maria do Ros´ario Dias de Oliveira Latorre, PhD,2 and Beatriz de Camargo, MD, PhD3