The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium lifted at 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, October 23, 2017. An embargoed presscast (virtual press briefing held via teleconference and webinar) was held at 12:00 noon ET on October 23 for credentialed media.
2017 Symposium Features Notable Research Advances in Palliative and Supportive Care
SAN DIEGO – Five studies exploring noteworthy issues in palliative care will be presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, taking place October 27-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. These key abstracts explore several approaches for improving quality of life and quality of care for people with cancer, as well as survivors of cancer. Read the full release.
Patients Prefer Doctors Not Use Computers in Exam Room
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer. Read the full release.
People With Leukemia and Their Oncologists Have Vastly Different Perceptions of Prognosis
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A study of 100 people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving chemotherapy found that patient and physician perceptions of treatment risk and the likelihood of a cure varied widely. Read the full release.
Yoga Can Be an Effective Supportive Therapy for People With Lung Cancer and Their Caregivers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In a feasibility trial of people with advanced lung cancer receiving radiation therapy, and their caregivers, yoga was beneficial to both parties. Read the full release.
Resilience Intervention Improves Well-Being in Young Patients With Cancer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new randomized clinical trial of a pilot program found that a brief in-person intervention can improve psychosocial health in a particularly vulnerable population – adolescents and young adults living with cancer. Read the full release.
Featured Research From 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium Explores Communication, Quality of Life Issues for People With Cancer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – New research examining patient-physician communication, yoga as supportive care, and psychosocial support for people with cancer will be featured in the official Press Program for the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. Read the full release.
- View a recording of the October 23 presscast.
Meeting Information and Publications
- Meeting website
- Meeting program
- Meeting proceedings (all abstracts)
- Cosponsor information
- Abstract announcements and exceptions
Meet the News Planning Team
- Joseph Rotella, MD, MBA, HMDC, FAAHPM
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
- Andrew S. Epstein, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- David Warr, MD, FRCP
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium:
- 2016 Symposium Highlights Notable Research Advances in Palliative Care
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. Read the full release.
- Cancer Caregivers Experience Unique Burdens Compared With Those Caring for Patients With Other Conditions
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An analysis of data from more than 1,200 caregivers in the United States finds that cancer caregivers report a higher burden and spend significantly more hours per week caregiving, as opposed to individuals who care for people with other conditions. Read the full release.
- “Mystery Shopper” Study Finds Barriers to Accessing Palliative Care Services at Major Cancer Centers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A team of researchers, using a novel approach, found that while many cancer centers offer palliative and supportive care services, patients may face challenges when trying to access them. Read the full release.
- Early Palliative Care Improves Coping, Quality of Life for Patients With Incurable Cancers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient’s coping abilities, as well as overall quality of life. Read the full release.
- Family Caregivers for Patients With Advanced Cancer Often Experience High Levels of Anxiety, Depression
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new multi-state survey shows that nearly one-quarter to one-third of family caregivers of patients with high-mortality cancers experience high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms. Read the full release.
- Featured Studies for 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium Shed Light on Relationship Between Early Palliative Care & Coping, the Cancer Caregiving Experience and Accessibility of Palliative Care Services
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Co-sponsors of the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium announced today four abstracts that will be highlighted for media. Read the full release.