Tulane cancer study shows longer life linked to patients with palliative care
Posted on 12/7/2018 6:18:00 AM.

 Advanced cancer patients are a lot better off receiving palliative care, where treating symptoms is the focus, than traditional treatments, according to a new study by Tulane. Graduate student Laura Perry says the research, led by Tulane Assistant Professor Michael Hoerger, could inspire a new norm for patients with severe prognoses.

Tulane University, palliative care, cancer treatment

Study finds patients more likely to receive palliative care after learning about it
Posted on 3/17/2017 4:55:00 AM.

A Tulane study finds cancer patients are more likely to receive palliative care after learning more about it. Researcher Michael Hoerger authored the study and says there are a lot of misconceptions about palliative care. He says the purpose of this study is to dispel some of the rumors.

Michael Hoerger, Tulane, palliative care, hospice care

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