Delivering bad news to patients
Strategies and guidelines for delivering bad news to patients from David Henry, MD, and Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD.
This week, the host of Blood & Cancer and the writer, producer, and talent behind the Clinical Correlation segment sit down together for the first time ever.
Dr. Henry and Dr. Yurkiewicz share strategies and anecdotes about their experiences learning how to give patients terrible news and --perhaps more importantly -- how not to.
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- Dr. Yurkiewicz
This week in Oncology.
Some patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors can safely undergo nephrectomy and experience favorable surgical outcomes and pathologic responses according to a cohort study from Urologic Oncology.
SOURCE: Singla N et al. Urol Oncol. 2019 Sep 12. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.08.012
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