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Cancer Patients Keep Getting Aggressive End-of-Life Treatment, Despite Lack of Benefit

June 7, 2016

(STAT News) – Cancer patients and their doctors do not want to give up. Despite efforts by the professional association of oncologists to persuade physicians to treat cancer patients less aggressively at the end of their lives, that is not happening, researchers reported on Monday. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, is the first to examine aggressive end-of-life care in cancer patients younger than 65.

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