PaCES Publications

Published papers

  1. Ahmed S, Naqvi SF, Sinnarajah A, McGhan G, Simon J, Santana M. Patient and caregiver experiences with advanced cancer care: a qualitative study informing the development of an early palliative care pathway. BMJ Support Palliat Care (in press).

  2. Booker R, Dunn S, Earp M, Sinnarajah A, Biondo P, Simon J. Hematology oncology clinicians' perspectives on integrating palliative care in oncology. Current Oncology (in press).

  3. Earp MA, Sinnarajah A, Kerba M, Tang PA, Rodriguez-Arguello J, King S, Watanabe SM, Simon JE. Opportunity is the greatest barrier to providing palliative care to advanced colorectal cancer patients: a survey of oncology clinicians’ perceptions. Current Oncology 2018;25(5):e480-e485.

  4. Simon, J. Who needs palliative care? CMAJ 2018; 190(9).

Published abstracts

  1. Vandale J, Bond C, Biondo P, Simon J, Janzen C, Hagel J, Earp M, Shirt L, Fassbender K, Sinnarajah A. Is palliative care ready for early palliative care? A mixed methods account of an early and integrated palliative care initiative. P01-170. Palliat Med 2020; 34(1S): 102. European Association for Palliative Care 11th World Research Congress Online, October 7-9, 2020.
  2. Biondo P, Kassam S, Beaumont C, Earp M, Essue B, Longo CJ, Simon J, Watanabe SM, Fassbender K, Sinnarajah A. Characterizing the financial burden of advanced cancer: interim analysis of financial effects data from people living with advanced colorectal cancer. P02-065. Palliat Med 2020; 34(1S): 169. European Association for Palliative Care 11th World Research Congress Online, October 7-9, 2020. 
  3. Ahmed S, Naqvi F, Sinnarajah A, McGhan G, Santana M. Patient and caregiver experiences of advanced cancer care: a qualitative study. Curr Oncol 2020; 27(1): e64. CanPROS Scientific Conference 2019, Calgary, AB, November 13-15, 2019.
  4. Kerba M, Kassam S, Beaumont C, Biondo P, Earp M, Tang PA, Simon J, Watanabe S, Sinnarajah A. Living with advanced colorectal cancer: How prepared are informal caregivers to care for their loved ones? J Clin Oncol 2019; 37(suppl 27): 179. ASCO Quality Care Symposium, San Diego, CA, September 6-7, 2019.
  5. Kerba M, Kassam S, Beaumont C, Biondo P, Earp M, Tang PA, Simon J, Watanabe S, Sinnarajah A. Feasibility of collecting survey-based patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) from patients living with advanced cancer: Emerging findings from the Living with Colorectal Cancer study. J Clin Oncol 2019; 37(suppl 27): 207. ASCO Quality Care Symposium, San Diego, CA, September 6-7, 2019.
  6. Sinnarajah A, Earp M, Cai P, Fong A, Blacklaws K, Karim S, Cheung WY, Kerba M. Impact of specialist palliative care delivered over three months prior to death on a colorectal cancer patient's risk of experiencing aggressive end-of-life care. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019; 37(15_suppl): 6614. 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 31-June 4, 2019.
  7. Sinnarajah A, Earp M, Murray A, Wu J. Association of Specialist Palliative Care with Health Care Resource Use at End of Life in Cancer Patients. Palliative Medicine 2019; published online May 2019: 152. 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Berlin, Germany, May 23-25, 2019.
  8. Watanabe S, Dunn S, Earp M, Shirt L, Biondo P, Cheung W, Kerba M, Tang PA, Sinnarajah A, Simon J. Barriers to providing palliative care to patients with advanced cancer: A province-wide survey of oncology clinicians' perceptions. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018; 36(34_suppl): 88. 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, San Diego, CA, November 16-17, 2018.
  9. Bond C, Meller M, Biondo P, Earp M, Sinnarajah A, Tang P, Tan A, Kerba M, Galloway L, Baumgarten C, Simon J. Building an Early Palliative Care Pathway for Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients in Alberta: Identifying Current State Barriers and Gaps to Early Palliative Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2018; 56(6): e136. 2018 International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec, October 2-5, 2018.
  10. Earp MA, Sinnarajah A, Kerba M, Tang PA, Rodriguez-Arguello J, King S, Watanabe SM, Simon JE. Palliative Care Early and Systematic (PaCES): Barriers to Providing Palliative Care to Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients. A Survey of Oncology Clinicians Perceptions. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2018; 56(6): e106–e107. 2018 International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec, October 2-5, 2018.
  11. Vandale J, Gray R, Raffin Bouchal S, Biondo P, Thiessen M, Angevine P, Woytkiw T, Tan A, Earp M, Sinnarajah A. Palliative Care Early and Systematic (PaCES): Assessing Patient and Caregiver Preferences for Early Palliative Care Delivery in Rural Alberta. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2018; 56(6): e123–e124. 2018 International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec, October 2-5, 2018.
  12. Sinnarajah A, Earp M, Kerba M, Tang P, Watanabe S, Simon J. Palliative Care Early and Systematic (PaCES): Barriers to Providing Palliative Care to Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients. A System-wide Survey of Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinicians’ Perceptions. Palliative Medicine 2018; 32:18. 10th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Bern, Switzerland, May 24-26, 2018.