Dr. Irene Ghobrial discussed the role social media plays in healthcare and how a Facebook and Twitter post help recruit 200 patients for a clinical trial.
Dr. Jonathan Marron led a study that found it's better for
doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if
the news is bad.
Dr. Joanne Wolfe led a study that examined symptom distress
in children living with advanced cancer, and found that a majority experience
high symptom distress.
Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer
Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.
Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, JimmyFund
Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director 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.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center patient Carrick Wood went home for the first time on Christmas after spending the first six months of his life being treated for leukemia.
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