Oct 25, 2017
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 CCF Merit Awards of the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. The Symposium presents research spanning all aspects of palliative care, including biologic mechanisms of symptoms to caring for patients’ psychosocial and spiritual needs during cancer treatment and at end of life. This year’s 11 recipients, who are recognized for their commitment to furthering quality cancer care and their valuable research contributions in this area of study, will present their research at the Symposium in San Diego, California, on October 27 and 28.
The recipients and their abstracts are as follows:
- Sarah B. Bateni, MD, University of California Davis Medical Center: Disagreements in surgical decision making for advanced cancer patients secondary to deficiencies in palliative care education. (Abstract 34)
- Christine M. Bestvina, MD, University of Chicago: A rules-based algorithm to identify patients who would benefit from re-addressing advance care planning. (Abstract 4)
- Devon Check, PhD, Kaiser Permanente: Do differences in patient-provider relationships explain racial differences in side effect burden among women with breast cancer in the pathways study? (Abstract 48)
- Aileen Deng, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital: Risk of suicide in persons with gastrointestinal cancer: A population-based study. (Abstract 197)
- J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN, University of Alabama at Birmingham: Factors associated with participating in formal support services among family caregivers of older adults with poor-prognosis cancers. (Abstract 21)
- Christine Ann Garcia, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC): Standardization of inpatient CPR status discussions and documentation within the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. (Abstract 147)
- Girish Chandra Kunapareddy, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Implementation of an interdisciplinary care team to create individualized care plans for high-risk oncology patients: A model to decrease aggressiveness of care at the end of life and improve cost effectiveness of care. (Abstract 171)
- Steven Lau, MD, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: Impact of socioeconomic status on pretreatment cachexia and survival in non-small cell lung cancer. (Abstract 101)
- Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh, BAO, University of Rochester Medical Center: The utilization of inpatient palliative care services (PCS) in patients with metastatic cancer receiving critical care therapies (CCTs). (Abstract 103)
- Elad Neeman, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Comparing physician and nurse ECOG performance status ratings as predictors of clinical outcomes in cancer patients. (Abstract 248)
- Susan Y. Wu, MD, University of California San Francisco: Factors associated with palliative radiotherapy in the last 30 days of life. (Abstract 84)
The 2017 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards of the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium are supported by Amgen, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Janssen Oncology, Lilly, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Oncology, Takeda Oncology, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation.