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PAL-CYCLES - PALliative Care Yields Cancer welLbEing Support 

Project ID
101057243 (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-DISEASE-04-01)
Project title

PALliative Care Yields Cancer welLbEing Support

Project manager, contact details
Veronika Nagy-Véber,
Academic supervisor, contact details
Ágnes Csikós Dr.,
Total project budget
4.473.958 EUR
Total budget of UP
485.500 EUR
Project start date
Project end date
Stichting Radboud universitair medisch centrum (NL)

Partner Organisations
Universitätsklinikum Bonn (DE), Uniwersytet Zielonogórski (PL), Fundatia Hospice „Casa Sperantei” (RO), European Association for Palliative Care (BE), Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT), Universidad de Navarra (ES), European Cancer Patient Coalition (BE, University of Pécs (HU)
General description

The key objective of the project is to develop, implement and evaluate a novel transitional palliative cancer care programme for patients with cancer, with an intervention that aims for a smooth transition from the hospital to community-based care in the final months of life.

Many patients with advanced cancer in the final phase of life leave the hospital without continuity of information, and certainty about further treatment and care provision. Often, communication between healthcare providers in different settings is suboptimal and this leads to poor continuity and coordination of care, negatively impacting the quality of life of the patient and increasing preventable hospital admissions in the final phase of life.

The Solution is the PAL-CYCLES programme: a transitional palliative care programme for patients with advanced cancer, adaptable to local cultures and healthcare systems.

The project intends to develop, adapt, implement, and evaluate the PAL-CYCLES programme in seven European countries using a stepped wedge randomized controlled trial design. Patient, relatives, and health care provider experiences, as well as ethical and equity issues will be addressed with qualitative methods.

Horizon Europe
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