PROs, quality of care, quality of outcome, and quality of life

As regular readers will be aware, your sitemaster is mildly obsessed with issues related to the quality of care that prostate cancer patients receive over time (as well as the quality of specific types of care at specific points in time). … READ MORE …

How primary care physicians could better help prostate cancer patients

A newly published article on the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine offers some helpful guidance to primary care  physicians on the subject of prostate cancer diagnosis and its management. … READ MORE …

What’s good for the patient is not always what they want

The following article was originally published in the ASCO Connection magazine on February 22, 2017 (click here for the original). It was written by Anne Katz, RN, PhD, FAAN, … READ MORE …

Another systemic failure of care and about whether anyone cared at all

Sometimes it’s easier to blame the patient than it is to blame the medical system, and so that’s what people often do. But if one is going to blame the patient, then one really ought to have data to back it up. … READ MORE …

Wotz goin’ on in Canada? And wotz “True Nth”?

So apparently Prostate Cancer Canada has been working (rather secretively) on a series of projects under the umbrella name of their “True Nth” initiative. But it’s a little difficult to work out quite what is encompassed by this initiative, which has been funded (at least in part) by Movember. … READ MORE …

Caring in medicine … and a case study in change

As many readers will know, your sitemaster can be a little obsessed by how the medical community can bring extraordinary technology and skill to the provision of medical interventions (for prostate cancer and every other serious disorder), but simultaneously have little to no awareness of an oft-apparent failure to provide the “care” that their patients so desperately need. … READ MORE …

“Palliative care” is supportive care, not hospice care

On October 17 (next Monday) at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, our friends at CureTalks will be running a call-in teleconference on palliative care for cancer patients that may be of interest to some of our readers. … READ MORE …