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  • Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

  • Jane deLima Thomas, MD, a palliative care physician and associate director of the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of five U.S. physicians to receive the 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.

Tags: EndOfLife, Honors

  • A new study by Dana-Farber researchers shows terminally ill cancer patients who have an early talk with their physician about care at the end-of-life are less likely to receive aggressive therapy – and more likely to enter hospice care – than patients who delay such discussions until the days and weeks before death.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers report findings from a nationwide study that suggest that advanced lung or colorectal cancer patients are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study led by Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH, suggests that many terminally ill cancer patients do talk with a doctor about their preferences for end-of-life care, but those conversations often occur late in the course of their illness and tend to be with a hospital-based physician and not their oncologist who has been caring for them.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientEducation, PatientSupport

  • Study finds caregivers are at higher risk for posttraumatic stress disorder when patients with advanced cancer die in a hospital or ICU setting than at home.

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  • Dana-Farber researchers find end-of-life conversations between doctors and patients could lower national healthcare expenditures by millions of dollars a year.

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  • Researchers say the findings underscore the importance of managing patients' pain, and of communicating with parents about the tools available for easing progressive pain.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • Researchers found that patients whose doctors and nurses support their spiritual needs have better quality of life near death and receive less aggressive end-of-life medical care.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • A new study of racial disparities in end-of-life (EOL) care suggests improved communication could close a current gap in how black and white cancer patients' treatment preferences are honored.

Tags: EndOfLife, Disparities

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