Survey: Many with terminal cancer misunderstand palliative radiation

06/27/2013 | Reuters

A survey of 384 patients with terminal lung cancer found 64% did not understand that radiation likely would not cure their disease and was intended only to ease symptoms, according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that 78% of respondents said radiation was very likely or somewhat likely to improve their survival. Experts said the misunderstanding could influence patients' decisions about whether to continue difficult treatments.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT