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  • Dr. Jennifer Mack led a first of its kind study that examines end-of-life care for people ages 15 through 39.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • Drs. Susan Block, Atul Gawande and Rachelle Bernacki were mentioned for the randomized study performed at Dana-Farber examining how closely the wishes of a group of the sickest patients are honored during end-of-life care.

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  • Drs. Joanne Wolfe, Janet Abrahm, and Susan Block, members of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team - or PACT - at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

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  • Dr. Atul Gawande is among Dana-Farber physicians and patients featured in Frontline’s new film, Being Mortal, which explores the relationships between doctors and patients at the end of life. 

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  • Dr. Alexi Wright’s research on the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

Tags: EndOfLife, OvarianCancer

  • Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found increasing the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer does not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women.

     

Tags: EndOfLife, OvarianCancer

  • FRONTLINE’s “Being Mortal” documentary is based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal,” and follows several Dana-Farber patients through the final stages of life.

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  • Shannon Harrington, PhD, participated in a study showing a patient's race and ethnicity dramatically influenced their preferences about the care they receive at the end of their lives.

     

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  • Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found patients with terminal cancer who fight to the very end, taking debilitating chemotherapy treatments in the last months of life, often end up dying in intensive care.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife, CopingWithCancer

  • Actress Valerie Harper, diagnosed with brain cancer, has joined the latest cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Dr. Karen Fasciano says end-stage cancer patients living life to the fullest has been a growing trend that's been a part of the hospice movement.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientSupport, BrainTumors, CopingWithCancer

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