Patient expectations of palliative cancer treatment for noncurable malignancies: A pilot study.

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194 Background: Many people with advanced non-curable malignancies have unrealistic expectations of palliative cancer treatment including a belief that treatment may cure their cancer. However, qualitative data describing how patients define "cure" or other treatment goals are lacking. We initiated a pilot study to assess patient understanding of the goals… (More)
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2014.32.30_suppl.194

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