Priority 19 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Would early referral to palliative care be beneficial for mesothelioma patients? (JLA PSP Priority 19)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0025/19 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence Ongoing study - Early Palliative Care With Standard Oncology Care Versus Standard Oncology Care Alone in Advanced Lung and Non-colorectal Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Some symptoms could be controlled earlier if there was more education and information available ~ Once the mesothelioma started to spread, palliative care was offered immediately to control the pain
Comparison None identified
Submitted by Organisation ~ Carer
Outcomes to be measured Quality of life and survival
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014