Palliative Care & Pain Management: Related News

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Pictured: Natalie Moryl (Khojainova), MD
Will I become addicted to the pain medications I may need during my cancer treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering physician Natalie Moryl discusses pain medications in cancer treatment and why patients should not avoid them due to fears of addiction.

December 18, 2013
Pictured: Kathleen Foley
Neurologist Kathleen Foley Awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

Neurologist Kathleen Foley has received the American Cancer Society’s highest honor for her work in the field of palliative care for cancer patients.

May 28, 2013
Pictured: At Eternity’s Gate by Vincent van Gogh
New Form of Psychotherapy Might Ease Emotional Suffering of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have found that people in the late stages of cancer might benefit from meaning-centered psychotherapy, a treatment aimed at helping people sustain a sense of meaning and purpose.

April 30, 2012
Pictured: Paul Glare
Palliative Care: Easing Pain and Providing Relief for Those with Advanced Cancer

More than twenty-five years ago, Memorial Sloan Kettering was the first cancer hospital to create a pain and palliative care service. Today, the service continues to work to relieve, or palliate, the pain and distress that may be experienced by cancer patients — both those in active, curative treatment and those with advanced, late-stage cancers.

June 1, 2009

Related Media Coverage

Religious Support Tied to Intensive End-of-Life Care

Clinical psychologist Allison Applebaum commented on a study that found that spiritual patients who reported high levels of support from their religious communities were more likely to receive aggressive end-of-life treatment.

May 7, 2013
Video May Help Terminal Patients Make CPR Choice

Surgical fellow Andrew Shuman commented on a study that used a video to help terminally ill cancer patients make decisions about end-of-life care.

April 25, 2013
Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live

Paul Glare, MD, Chief of the Pain and Palliative Care Service, was interviewed about an editorial he wrote to accompany a study published in the British Medical Journal that found a new scoring system might be able to tell patients in the final stages of cancer how much time they have left so they can prepare for their passing. Dr. Glare was also quoted in the Huffington Post.

August 25, 2011