At UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence in Worcester, MA, we work in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to research new treatments for cancer. UMass Memorial is at the forefront of some of the nation’s most promising research and treatment programs. Through our Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, we perform breakthrough research and clinical trials to improve treatment and your quality of life.
Palliative Care Trial Underway
The Cancer Patient as Teacher Pilot Study aims to evaluate a novel approach where patients with stage 3 or 4 cancer are invited to teach medical students about what they wish doctors knew about their experience with cancer and cancer care, and what matters most to them. The goals of this study are to evaluate the feasibility of “patient as teacher” narratives and to evaluate their effect on patients’ quality of life.
INVESTIGATORS: Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDIV, Suzana Makowski, MD
SPONSOR: Palliative Care and Psychiatry Departments Please contact Vincent Minichiello at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.