Monthly Archives: March 2017

Making decisions based on facts we don’t like

Every day at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, we cancer specialists and researchers make decisions and recommendations based on facts we don’t like.  A patient’s cancer has recurred.  A treatment is not working.  The patient lacks the gene that would make them eligible for a promising clinical trial.  A highly promising research grant is not funded.  We can’t ignore the bad news.  Instead, we accept it, and do our best despite the bad news.

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