In the Media: Articles, Op-eds, and Columns

Living With Cancer: New York Times

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/category/voices-2/living-with-cancer/

Susan Gubar’s column in the NewYork Times that discusses the issues that surround living with Cancer

When Unapproved Drugs are the Only Hope

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101860676

A very interesting article about the need to access drugs that have not yet been approved through the drug trial system. I truly believe that this is the only way to move forward. Drugs take a very long time to be released into the market. Often people with advanced/metastatic cancer are not eligible for drug trials that may save their lives due to heavy pretreatment and health conflicts. It is unacceptable that people who have gone through all the standard of care drugs available cannot access experimental drugs on compassionate grounds. This seems to be happening with Ebola patients, why can it not happen with those of us with advanced cancer.

How not to say the wrong thing

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0407-silk-ring-theory-20130407-story.html

Susan Silk and Barry Goldman explore how to talk to individuals that are dealing with a serious illness or crisis.

Palliative sedation creating debate over end-of-life treatment

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/palliative-sedation-creating-debate-over-end-of-life-treatment-1.2648436

Laurie Fagan explores palliative sedation through the story Stephanie Lanctot who died of stage four cervical cancer at the age of 25.

Earlier Palliative Care Helps Patients with Advanced Cancer to Cope

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/earlier-palliative-care-helps-patients-with-advanced-cancer-to-cope-1.2542457

Article discussing a trial studying the quality of life of advanced cancer patients who receive early palliative care.

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