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The National Cancer Institute has introduced a new palliative care curriculum for healthcare professionals caring for persons with cancer. The Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care for Oncology (EPEC-O) CD-ROM is a comprehensive multimedia program developed for healthcare professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists, and social workers. The curriculum, featuring slides and case study videos, provides


* Knowledge and skills necessary to provide state-of-the-art palliative interventions for cancer patients


* Educational tools and materials to use in teaching palliative care core competencies