On Cancer: Palliative Care

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Feature

Improving the Lives of People with Brain Cancer, Thanks to a New Model for Treatment

Learn more about the Neurology Multidisciplinary Care Clinic, which aims to help people with brain cancer and offer hope for their families.

Gayle Rawlins-Peters and Anastasia Zankow

In the Clinic

Reassessing Palliative Care: MSK Emphasizes Supportive Care for All People with Cancer

MSK’s Supportive Care Service aims to improve quality of life for all people with cancer.

Judith Nelson with a patient

In the Clinic

Online Symptom-Monitoring Tool Improves Survival for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy for Metastatic Cancer

A study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that an online tool to monitor patients’ symptoms improved overall survival.

Ethan Basch

Support

When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.

In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

Ask the Expert

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.

Pictured: Natalie Moryl (Khojainova), MD

Honor

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.

Pictured: Kathleen Foley

In the Clinic

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.

Pictured: At Eternity’s Gate by Vincent van Gogh