Brian Clement, Oncology Roundtable
A recent study from the William Beaumont School of Medicine demonstrates that while IMRT and brachytherapy for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients have similar outcomes, brachytherapy is substantially less expensive.
Brachytherapy more cost-effective than IMRT for prostate cancer patients
Shruti Tiwari, Oncology Roundtable
Cancer Support Community (CSC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education to cancer patients, will implement a new distress screening tool in a partnership with Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS). This will be the first collaboration to fully incorporate CSC programs and services into a hospital.
Cancer Support Community implements distress screening tool through hospital partnership
Megan Bailey, Oncology Roundtable
A recent Coping With Cancer study sheds some light on what factors impact cancer patients' quality of life at the end of life.
Researchers found that religious prayer, pastoral care, and physician-patient therapeutic alliance all had a positive impact on the patients' quality of life. Intensive care unit stays in the last week of life and in-hospital deaths had a negative impact.
What determines a patient's quality of life at the end of life?