Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: Impact of Treatment Refusal on Survival for Small Cell Lung Cancer

March 16, 2021
Matthew Fowler

The latest episode of the podcast dissects a piece of original research from the Journal ONCOLOGY focusing on the impact of treatment refusal on patients with small cell lung cancer.

In this episode, CancerNetwork® examines an article from the March issue of the Journal ONCOLOGY® titled “Factors Associated With Treatment Refusal and Impact of Treatment Refusal on Survival of Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer.” The original research article found that treatment refusal among patients with small cell lung cancer was associated with worse survival, and strategies to increase patient acceptance of recommended treatment need to be studied further. We spoke with one of the study authors, K.M. Monirul Islam, MD, PhD, of the Georgia Medical Center, to learn more about this research.

For the response perspective, we spoke with Jennifer W. Carlisle, MD, an assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Carlisle spoke about small cell lung cancer, how treatment refusal impacts treatment of a patient, and more.

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