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Dana-Farber study shows more hospital deaths and invasive care for dying cancer patients who receive chemotherapy

  • Posted: March 5, 2014

Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy.

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