“The data suggest that there are many missed opportunities for important discussions between patients and cancer specialists,” says Dr. Natalie Coburn, an author of the study and a surgical oncologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Read more . . .
Despite potential for prolonging survival with treatment, one-third of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer do not see a medical oncologist, and even more do not receive cancer-directed treatment, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Pancreatic cancer has a high death rate and is often diagnosed in advanced stages.