Study: Advanced Cancer Patients Mistakenly Believe Chemotherapy is Curative

“Advanced Patients Mistakenly Believe Chemo is Curative.” By Lindsey Heather, Oncology Times

The majority of patients with advanced lung or advanced colorectal cancer—69 and 81 percent, respectively—mistakenly believe that chemotherapy can cure their disease, according to a new study by the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS), published in the New England Journal . . . → Read More: Advanced Patients Mistakenly Believe Chemo is Curative

Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy

“Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients’ understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy.” By Inga T. Lennes, Jennifer S. Temel, Christen Hoedt, Ashley Meilleur, Elizabeth B. Lamont, Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative endorses in their core measures that providers should discuss the goals of care . . . → Read More: Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients’ understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy