Currently Viewing:
ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting
Making Sense of MACRA in the OB/GYN Practice
April 22, 2018
Making the New Postpartum Visit a Gateway to Long-Term Health
April 27, 2018
From Coverage to Culture, Researchers Discuss Barriers to Long-Acting Contraception
April 28, 2018
Rear Admiral Dr Wanda Barfield: How CDC's LOCATe Tool Assesses Risk-Appropriate Care
April 28, 2018
Dr Mary Norine Walsh on Being Your Own Advocate
April 28, 2018
Obstetricians Are Well-Positioned to Diagnose, Treat Postpartum Depression, Speakers Say
April 28, 2018
Results on Brexanolone IV for Postpartum Depression Shared at ACOG
April 28, 2018
Former Ambassador Nancy Brinker on Bringing the Breast Cancer Conversation to the Forefront
April 29, 2018
Dr Curtis Lowery on Technology's Place in the Future of Healthcare
April 29, 2018
USPSTF Session Brings Lively Comments on Link Between Ratings, Coverage
April 30, 2018
Currently Reading
Dr John Schorge on Palliative Care Practices in Ovarian Cancer
April 30, 2018
Dr Haywood Brown on the Importance of Postpartum Follow-Up
May 15, 2018
Dr Mary Norine Walsh on the Rise of Maternal Mortality in the United States
May 16, 2018
Former Ambassador Nancy Brinker on the Future of the Susan G. Komen Foundation
May 17, 2018
Dr Curtis Lowery: How Technology Can Lower Costs for OB/GYN Patients
May 18, 2018
Dr Curtis Lowery: The ANGELS Program and How It Benefits Patients
May 29, 2018
Dr Mary Norine Walsh Discusses Risks for Pregnant Women With Hypertension
May 30, 2018
Rear Admiral Dr Wanda Barfield Provides an Overview of the Biggest Challenges Neonatologists Face
June 13, 2018
Dr Curtis Lowery on How His Practice Uses Technology to Benefit Patients
June 15, 2018
Dr Jamie Bakkum-Gamez Discusses the Importance of Genetic Testing After Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
June 16, 2018
Dr John Schorge Discusses Disparities in Care of Endometrial Cancer
June 19, 2018
Dr Mary Norine Walsh on Who Is at High Risk for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
June 21, 2018
Dr Haywood Brown on the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health
June 23, 2018
Rear Admiral Dr Wanda Barfield on Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality
June 25, 2018

Dr John Schorge on Palliative Care Practices in Ovarian Cancer

More attention needs to be brought to palliative care practices in ovarian cancer after a woman relapses, said John Schorge, MD, associate editor of The Green Journal, and Gynecologic Oncologist at Tufts Medical Center.


Transcript

In your retrospective analysis, how were palliative care services utilized in ovarian cancer and was the utilization in line with national guidelines?

Yes, we did look at palliative care practices specifically for ovarian cancer. It is a relevant topic in that field in that even though most ovarian cancer patients will go into remission, 80% to 90% will relapse and when a woman has relapsed it is at some point a palliative care discussion.

Yet, the logistics of care in the country means that many people never hear the word hospice. If they do it’s at the very end—like the last days or hours of their life—and yet, there’s a tremendous amount of expense that goes into the last 6 or 12 months on a fairly predictable end result, specifically for ovarian cancer. 

So what we were trying to do is just identify where the deficiencies were so that more attention could be brought to that and I think that more people would be thinking about that earlier. 

 
Copyright AJMC 2006-2019 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
x
Welcome the the new and improved AJMC.com, the premier managed market network. Tell us about yourself so that we can serve you better.
Sign Up