Recipients of the 2014 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Palliative Care Honored

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The following seven recipients of the 2014 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Palliative Care were honored at the 2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium for their work in improving the care of people living with cancer around the world.

  • Erin Alexi, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University: Palliating oncologists: A pilot study on primary palliative care development in hematology-oncology trainee outpatient clinics (Abstract 21)
  • Kenneth Bishop, MD, PhD, Brown University Oncology Group: Perspectives on palliative care in a multisite oncology practice (Abstract 52)
  • David Einstein, MD, Tufts Medical Center: Dying for advice: Code-status discussions between resident physicians and patients with advanced cancer—A national survey  (Abstract 83)
  • Neha Gupta, MD, State University of New York at Buffalo: Meta-analysis of trials comparing standard antiemetic treatment with aprepitant containing antiemetic regimens for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (Abstract 171)
  • Carolyn Lefkowits, MD, MPH, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC: Change in symptom burden within one day of palliative care consultation in a cohort of gynecologic oncology inpatients (Abstract 28)
  • Harminder Singh, MD, MBBS, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, University in Faridkot, Punjab, India: Quality of life and adverse drug reaction measured in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy (Abstract 214)
  • Alysson Wann, MBSS, Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physician, Sydney: Use of targeted therapy in cancer patients in the end-of-life period (Abstract 129) ■

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