Jul 28, 2022
We are fortunate today to interview two oncologists whose research has catapulted palliative care forward: Jennifer Temel, author of the landmark NEJM study on early outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced lung cancer; and Areej El-Jawahri, author of the landmark JAMA article on inpatient palliative care for patients with blood cancers undergoing stem cell transplant.
Jennifer’s study is most widely known for the “kicker” - not only did it improve quality of life, palliative care was associated with a couple months longer survival.
Areej’s study is remarkably novel in that it is, to our knowledge, the first study of palliative care during curative treatment.
We cover a huge amount of ground today, including: