The Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium took place October 27-28, 2017, in San Diego, California.

Intervention improves well-being in AYAs with cancer

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Doctor consults with cancer patient and her father
Photo by Rhoda Baer
New research suggests an intervention can improve psychosocial health in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) living with cancer. The intervention, Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM), is designed to help patients manage stress, set goals, and change their perspective. Overall, PRISM improved... [Read Article]
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Cancer patients prefer computer-free interactions

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Doctor and patient
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A new study suggests patients with advanced cancer may prefer doctors who do not use a computer while communicating with them. Most of the 120 patients studied said they preferred face-to-face consultations in which a doctor used a notepad rather than a computer. Doctors who did... [Read Article]
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Study reveals misperceptions among AML patients

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Nurse bandaging cancer patient’s arm
Photo by Rhoda Baer
A study of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients has revealed misperceptions about treatment risks and the likelihood of cure. Investigators surveyed 100 AML patients receiving intensive and non-intensive chemotherapy, as well as the patients’ oncologists. The results showed that patients tended to overestimate both... [Read Article]
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