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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

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

Tags: EndOfLife

  • 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.

Tags: 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • As more terminally ill patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening.

Tags: EndOfLife, OvarianCancer

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