FDA Offers Expanded Access to Patients in Need of Treatment
Patients who are seriously ill and have exhausted their treatment options often turn to drugs that have yet to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These investigational drugs can offer alternatives to patients who have physician approval.
July 27, 2016
Screen for Distress in Patients With Cancer
Living with cancer is much like a maze, Watson said. Even though cancer care is rooted in generalizable knowledge, including specific types of cancer, the stage and pattern of progression, evidence-based guidelines, and side effects and risk factors, a balance must be struck between the general and the specific by focusing on how each applies to the individual patient.
April 30, 2015
We Need to Focus on Being With Our Patients
Recently, I was caring for a patient diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. He was a young man with tattoos and a muscular frame whose strong body was just beginning to fail him. In the course of making my hourly rounds I asked if there was anything he needed that I could provide for him. "I wish you could just tell me I won't die."
February 04, 2014