People with Terminal Cancer Need to Know They Are Dying. Doctors Shouldn’t Withhold That Information

September 2, 2022

(STAT News) – Unrealistic expectations fueled by direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising depicting happy cancer survivors and the pharma industry’s influence on oncologists hang over patient-doctor conversations. For every truly game-changing new drug or treatment indication, dozens of others offer just days or weeks of additional survival — if any — but at additional costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars and false hope. (Read More)