Palliative Care: Industry and Academia – Tensions and Opportunities

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Published: 29 Apr 2021
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Dr Jim Cleary - IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, USA

Dr Jim Cleary speaks to ecancer about his presentation at the Palliative Care, Culture and the Clinic symposium. Initially, he explains the objectives of cancer care and points out the types of cancer which are not curable.

Dr Cleary further discusses the tensions and opportunities within palliative care. He says that the future of palliative care looks bright and mentions the areas within palliative care which need further consideration.

In the end, he talks about patients’ goals, expectations and their understanding of the disease they have and how it plays a role in deciding the best treatment plan for them.