gastroenterology
Cancer

Better end-of-life communication needed in advanced cancer

Improving doctor-patient communication in patients with advanced cancer could be a way of reducing overly aggressive treatment near the end of life, experts say. Writing in this week’s JAMA Oncology Dr Jeffrey D. Robinson from the Portland State University, Portland, Oregon and colleagues said research had suggested that patients with advanced cancer often have inappropriately optimistic prognostic expectations, ...

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