April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar
City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.
End-of-Life nursing education program expands to 100 countries
May 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curricula developed by City of Hope nurses is now available and has been shared in its 100th country, Bulgaria.
Caring for the caregivers: Palliative physicians support more than patients
February 21, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell
Palliative care physicians specialize in relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients at any stage of cancer treatment. This whole-body, holistic care can extend beyond the patient to include resources and support for caregivers and loved ones.
With palliative physicians, treatment options never run out
February 18, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell
Many of the members of the cancer care team need to be focused on the disease itself. Palliative care physicians take more of a holistic approach, more patient-focused.
Palliative care vs. hospice care: What's the difference?
February 8, 2019 | Jenny Peters
For many patients, the words “palliative care" strike a chord of fear, as they closely associate that term with "hospice care" and end-of-life treatment. But they are not the same thing.
Symptom managers: The critical role of palliative medicine
December 7, 2018 | Dory Benford
We spoke to Purvi Patel, M.D., assistant clinical professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, about the role of palliative medicine in cancer care.
City of Hope physician addresses grief in powerful new paper
October 26, 2018 | Robert Young
City of Hope's Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A., had a childhood dream to become a writer or poet, but when an unexpected and life-changing tragedy struck, she used her experience focused on helping patients deal with grief.
The importance of symptom management: Palliative care at City of Hope
August 24, 2018 | Kevin Chesley
Stefanie Mooney, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope, explains how providers and caregivers can make the most of their patients’ quality of life by managing cancer symptoms, whatever stage their disease is in.
Palliative Care: It’s Not What You Think – And It Might Be Just What You Need
July 28, 2017 | City of Hope
Do you know how palliative medicine helps patients? The misconception is that palliative care is designed to provide comfort and pain control to people at the end of their lives. It's actually much more than that.
Palliative care: New guidelines emphasize need to start care early in cancer diagnosis to maximize quality of life
November 7, 2016 | Denise Heady
Palliative care is crucial in cancer treatment. New guidelines, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, were developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel and recommended that patients with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services, early in the disease course.