Sunday, February 28, 2010
Note: Selection of different articles
Now accepting nominations for the Focus on Research class for 2010
Advocates would you like to:
* Have a greater understanding of concepts in oncology research?
* Be able to relate these concepts to specific research results?
* Be more effective in understanding and communicating research results that will change how cancer is treated?
Complete the nomination form today to participate in the Focus on Research class for 2010.
Deadline for receipt of nomination forms to participate in the course is March 25, 2010.
Questions concerning the Focus on Research program should be addressed to Research Advocacy Network, Elda Railey email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by voice message on the Research Advocacy Network central number at 877.276.2187.
"....The article described the case of a 39-year-old patient with ovarian cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She was asked to decide whether to undergo a novel chemotherapy regimen about which five oncologists disagreed. When she asked her doctor what she should do he said he didn’t know, that she would have to make the decision based on her own values. The patient, “bald, tumor-ridden and exhausted from chemotherapy was reeling. ‘I’m not a doctor!’ she shouted, ‘I’m a criminal defense lawyer! How am I supposed to know?’” The story illustrates the frustration, anxiety, and loneliness of being a “modern patient” attempting to cope with medical uncertainty."