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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.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • 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

  • In a study led by Dr. Aileen Chen, nearly two-thirds of patients did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms would not cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study led by Dr. Aileen Chen shows nearly two-thirds of patients with terminal lung cancer did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms, but would not cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

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