Tag Archives: oncology

Why can it be difficult for oncologists to refuse patients late chemotherapy?

Oncologists’ decisions about administering late chemotherapy: What makes it so difficult? Event Flyer Background: An estimated 20-50% of incurable cancer patients receive chemotherapy in the last 30 days of life, although little data support this practice. Few studies have explored … Continue reading

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Terminal Illness and the Right to Ignorance

In a New York Times piece, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, chief neurosurgical resident at Stanford University, described his ambivalence about asking for his prognosis after being diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Continue reading

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Two Brownbags in November: learn about UK health policy, decision-making in pediatric oncology

NHS reforms: What is the Reality of Clinician-Led Purchasing of Health Services? Event Flyer In 1948 the National Health Service was established as a tax funded health service available to all, free at the point of access regardless of the … Continue reading

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