(Abstracted from J Clin Oncol 2017;35(31):3618–3632)
Clinicians who treat cancer are faced with many challenges when communicating diagnostic, treatment, and prognostic information to patients and their families. The limited training of many oncologists does not prepare them to deliver effective information.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (T.G.); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (N.C.); University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester (R.M.E.), NY; Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (R.M.F.); Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (D.L.B., C.S.L.); Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (V.A.J.); Patient/Advocacy Representative, Brookline (C.S.), MA; American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA (K.B.); University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM (E.F.); Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (C.L.L.); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (L.H.N., W.F.B.)