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Patient education pivotal when recommending palliative care

April 12, 2017

Patients with cancer who are educated about the benefits of palliative care are more likely to consider incorporating it into their treatment, according to results of a study by the American Psychological Association.

Michael Hoerger , PhD , MSCR , an assistant professor of psychiatry, psychology and oncology at Tulane University, and colleagues enrolled 598 patients with cancer in Project EMPOWER.

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Palliative care in oncology: Dedication always, specialists often

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2017
Arif H. Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS
Many of us in the oncology and palliative care communities read with great interest the guidelines from the ASCO Ad Hoc Palliative Care Expert Panel on the integration…
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Physician-aided deaths continue to rise in Oregon

April 6, 2017
The number of prescriptions written for physician-aided deaths in Oregon has increased annually since it became the first state to enact the Death with Dignity Act in…
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ASCO: Coordinated effort needed to provide high-quality care to sexual and gender minorities

April 5, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities diagnosed with cancer may encounter specific challenges, including discrimination and greater risks for anxiety and depression, according to…
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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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Individualized Prophylaxis in Hemophilia

Support for this activity has been made possible through an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

This program will provide education for hematologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers involved in…
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Patient education pivotal when recommending palliative care

April 12, 2017
Patients with cancer who are educated about the benefits of palliative care are more likely to consider incorporating it into their treatment…

Commentary

Palliative care in oncology: Dedication always, specialists often

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2017
Arif H. Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS
Many of us in the oncology and palliative care communities read with great interest the guidelines from the ASCO Ad Hoc Palliative Care Expert Panel…

In the Journals Plus

Physician-aided deaths continue to rise in Oregon

April 6, 2017
The number of prescriptions written for physician-aided deaths in Oregon has increased annually since it became the first state to enact the Death…

In the Journals Plus

ASCO: Coordinated effort needed to provide high-quality care to sexual and gender minorities

April 5, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities diagnosed with cancer may encounter specific challenges, including discrimination and greater risks for anxiety and…

Meeting News

Biden: Cancer moonshot has ‘evolved from program to movement’

April 3, 2017
International and private sector collaboration, as well as the $1.8 billion in federal funding directed toward the NIH as part of the 21st Century…

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Neurofeedback may ease pain of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

March 23, 2017
Functional brain training, known as neurofeedback, effectively reduced symptoms associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, according…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to…

Study reveals ‘greatly concerning’ lack of financial disclosures among oncologists on Twitter

March 14, 2017
The majority of U.S. hematologists–oncologists who use Twitter reported at least one financial conflict of interest made public through the…

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Early palliative care benefits children with cancer

March 9, 2017
Pediatric oncology patients with high degrees of symptom-related suffering appeared more likely than their parents to acknowledge the benefits of…

ASCO president-elect: Precision medicine advances must be broadly available in oncology community

March 8, 2017
Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and institute physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will become…

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