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Clinical Practice Guideline – Insomnia in Adult Cancer Patients

Insomnia in adult patients with cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline

ESMO Open. 2023;8(6):102047.

Grassi L, Zachariae R, Caruso R, et al., on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee

  • Insomnia is common in patients with cancer, with a higher prevalence than observed in the general population.
  • Insomnia is often under-recognised and inadequately treated in patients with cancer.
  • Brief validated screening tools are available for the evaluation of insomnia in clinical practice.
  • First-line therapy should be based on international guidelines recommending cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia.

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