Cancer: Help, Diagnosis & Treatment
A subset of patients known as maximizers consume a high level of medical resources without clear evidence of better outcomes, a study found.
Speaking directly with a pathologist could help patients better understand their diagnosis and feel empowered, a survey of patient sentiment finds.
Learning health care systems using electronic medical records for quality improvement and research should first seek patient consent.
Better shared decision-making could help patients feel more empowered, avoid treatment side-effects and reduce overtreatment.
A 600-patient randomized clinical trial supports pembrolizumab and chemotherapy as a first-line treatment