Advanced Cancer Research
Study Confirms Benefits of Early Palliative Care for Advanced CancerPosted: October 5, 2016
A randomized clinical trial has found that patients who received palliative care along with standard treatment for advanced cancer reported having a better quality of life and mood than patients who did not receive early palliative care.
Prognosis Discussions Improve Understanding of Illness for Patients with Terminal CancerPosted: June 27, 2016
Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer have a poor understanding of their prognosis or life expectancy, a new study shows. Patients who discussed their prognosis with their doctors were more likely to understand the serious nature of their illness.
Patients with Advanced Cancer May Benefit from Discussing Prognosis with PhysiciansPosted: October 30, 2015
Patients with advanced cancer may benefit from having discussions about their prognoses with their physicians.
Too Few Patients with Cancer Communicate Preferences for End-of-Life CarePosted: August 10, 2015
Many patients with cancer and their physicians are not communicating about the patients’ preferences for end-of-life medical care, a new study suggests.