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Shared Decision Making in Colorectal Cancer

Shared decision making between physician and patient is very common, say John L. Marshall and Cathy Eng.
BY John L. Marshall and Cathy Eng
PUBLISHED September 16, 2015
Shared decision making between physician and patient is very common, says John L. Marshall, chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital, associate director, Clinical Research, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
 
Most patients want to choose a therapy based solely on efficacy, but, as a physician, I need to be sure they’re aware of toxicities, cost, and more.
 
“[A]ll these things do come into one big decision plan before I make the final decision about which treatment to choose,” Cathy Eng, professor and director, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, says.

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