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  • Sylvia Bartel, RPh, says the current drug shortages, especially for drugs that have been around for some years, is likely tied to the economics around generic drugs.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientSupport

  • Dr. James Butrynski says for the majority of patients being treated with Doxil, changing treatment is a challenge because there's a risk that another medication won't be as successful. Sylvia Bartel, RPh, said that Dana-Farber has dedicated a full-time member of the pharmacy staff to monitor drug supplies, something she says they have never had to worry about until recently.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientSupport

  • Dana-Farber's decision to incorporate patients' input into the development of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care has resulted in a facility that has won critical acclaim for its design, and led to improvements in patient throughput and overall safety.

Tags: PatientSupport, YawkeyCenter

  • A national trend shows that hospitals are inviting cancer survivors to share their opinions and experiences to shape how the institutions care for patients. Marlene Nusbaum and Anne Tonachel, who were treated at Dana-Farber, explained their involvement in the design of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

Tags: PatientSupport, YawkeyCenter

  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman writes that the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong and his cycling career should not diminish the importance and impact of Armstrong's advocacy on behalf of cancer patients and cancer survivors worldwide.

Tags: PatientEducation, PatientSupport, Survivorship

  • Sarah Reed, a social worker with the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber, offers some tips for cancer patients and others dealing with chronic illnesses to help them manage the holidays.

Tags: PatientSupport, Survivorship, CopingWithCancer

  • A study by Dr. Tracy Balboni found that oncologists cited a lack of training as one reason why their terminally ill patients do not receive spiritual care at the end of life.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientSupport

  • The new iPhone app from Dana-Farber offers users support and information about eating a healthy diet to help fight cancer. Senior nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, hopes these healthy recipes will be adopted by people who want to lower their risk of getting cancer.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Prevention

  • Cancer survivors face many long-term effects of treatment, but the adverse effects on sexual health are often ignored, said Dr. Sharon Bober of Dana-Farber’s Sexual Health Program. The program is one of the first of its kind to be based in a cancer center and helps cancer survivors address sexual issues.

Tags: PatientSupport, Survivorship, CopingWithCancer

  • Dana-Farber is included in a list of hospitals that offer special touches for patients. Dana-Farber offers iPads to patients to use while they are receiving treatment.

Tags: Appointments, PatientSupport

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