Race, disparities, and end-of-life care for prostate cancer patients

A newly published paper in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has identified a series of significant disparities in there clinical care of African American men as opposed to Caucasians. … READ MORE …

ASCO issues guidance on end-of-life care for cancer patients

The idea that having good policies and procedures in place to help patients and family members to address end-of-life care is highly controversial in some quarters. However, The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink believes that there is a great need for clear professional and consumer guidance on end-of-life care related to cancer … … READ MORE …

Palliative care increases survival in randomized clinical trial!

Two weeks ago we let readers know about an article in The New Yorker about end-of-life decision-making. In this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, there is a report showing that palliative care can extend survival (albeit by only 2-3 months) in lung cancer patients with end-stage disease. … READ MORE …