Conversations on Patient Priorities and Preferences Should Take Place Before Treatment

Ellen Miller-Sonet

With so many treatment options now available, clinicians may still fall short in incorporating the priorities and preferences of patients into treatment, according to Ellen Miller-Sonet.

At the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Sonet – who is the chief strategy and policy officer for CancerCare® – discussed the conversations that should be taking place between patients and their physician before cancer treatment even begins.

“Both the clinician and the patient need to have a conversation so that treatment options can be eliminated if they’re really inappropriate for what’s important to the patient,” she said.
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