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Podcast: Improving Communication Among Physicians, Patients and Loved Ones


Cancer patients can make informed treatment decisions if they have a realistic sense of what lies ahead. In this episode of CancerCast: Conversations About New Developments in Medicine, Cancer Care and Research, researcher Holly Prigerson shares insights from her work and tips for patients to communicate effectively with their doctors.

Dr. Prigerson is he Irving Sherwood Wright Professor of Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Co-Director of the Cornell Center for Research on End-of-Life Care. Her research examines psychosocial and behavioral influences on medical care and outcomes for patients and families confronting life-threatening illnesses. 

About CancerCast

Hosted by world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. John LeonardCancerCast is your window into research breakthroughs, innovative therapies and honest accounts of living with and beyond cancer. Listen to more episodes and subscribe to CancerCast on Apple PodcastsAndroid or wherever you listen to podcasts.