The tincture of telemedicine.

We don’t talk about it much, but this sobering study indicates the toxicity of time may need to be added to consent discussions for palliative-intent therapies. Among 362 patients receiving chemo for metastatic pancreatic cancer, median overall survival was just shy of 8 months, and a depressing 10% of total days alive included travel to healthcare appointments that cost an average of almost 5 hours for each visit. | Bange, JCO Oncol Pract 2020


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