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The New York Times interviews Steven Libutti, M.D., in an article about Steve Jobs’ decision to delay surgery for his pancreatic cancer. In addition to explaining the difficulty of determining the best course of treatment for small tumors, Dr. Libutti observes that patients who learn of their condition accidentally, as Jobs did, are more likely to delay surgery. Dr. Libutti is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, professor and vice chair of surgery at Einstein and Montefiore, and associate director for clinical services at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Tuesday, November 01, 2011)

 

U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay) features comments by Steven Libutti, M.D., regarding the American Society of Clinical Oncology's new policy statement recommending that physicians speak with their patients with advanced cancer about end-of-life choices earlier than is common practice. Dr. Libutti notes that these conversations are difficult and that it can be challenging for a doctor to know whether or not the patient and the patient's family are ready to have such a discussion. Dr. Libutti is director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, professor and vice chair of surgery and professor of genetics at Einstein and Montefiore, and associate director for clinical services at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Tuesday, January 25, 2011)

 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (via HealthDay) features comments by Steven Libutti, M.D., on a recent study which showed that for people with advanced cancer, dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life. The study also indicated that having patients die at home with hospice care was a more positive experience for caregivers and family members who were less likely to develop grief traumas. Dr. Libutti is director of the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center and professor of surgery and of genetics at Einstein. He is also the associate director for clinical services of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Wednesday, September 15, 2010)

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