2016 Symposium Highlights Notable Research Advances in Palliative Care

For immediate release
September 8, 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO – Seven studies investigating key issues in palliative care will be presented at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, taking place September 9-10, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. These notable abstracts explore the integration of palliative care to improve patients’ quality of life, as well as insight and approaches for educating oncology providers on how to more effectively communicate and deliver palliative care to their patients.

Palliative care experts are available on-site to comment on the studies below.

Abstract 5: Perception of curability in an international cohort of advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care

Oral Abstract Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 9

Sriram Yennu, MD, MS
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

 

Abstract 10: Rehospitalization of advanced cancer patients in the year after diagnosis

Poster Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 7:00 AM – 7:55 PM PT
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8

Robin L. Whitney, RN
Collaborative Cancer Care Research Group,
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

 

Abstract 26: Results from a Train-the-Trainer Communication Program for Oncology Nurses

Poster Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM PT
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8
Elaine Wittenberg, PhD
Division of Nursing Research and Education
Department of Popular Sciences, City of Hope
Duarte, California

 

Abstract 44: Usage of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA)

Poster Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM PT
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8

Charles David Blanke, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

 

Abstract 103: Randomized trial of inpatient palliative care in patients hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT)

Poster Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM PT
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8

Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Abstract 105: Attitudes of radiation oncologists toward palliative and supportive care in the United States: Report on National Membership Survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Oral Abstract Session B
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 10:50 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 9

Randy Wei, MD, PhD
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, California

 

Abstract 176: A provider-based quality improvement intervention aimed at improving appropriateness of radiation therapy regimens for patients with advanced cancer and painful bone metastases

Poster Session A
Friday, September 9, 2016: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT
Friday, September 9, 2016: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PT
Yerba Buena Ballroom, Salon 8

Anne M. Walling, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, California

 

2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium News Planning Team
Andrew Epstein, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Joseph Rotella, MD, MBA, HMDC, FAAHPM, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM); Tracy Balboni, MD, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Ian Olver, AM, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).

 

View the disclosures for the News Planning Team.

ATTRIBUTION TO THE 2016 PALLIATIVE CARE IN ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IS REQUESTED IN ALL NEWS COVERAGE.

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