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The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Med’s Siran Koroukian and Nursing’s Sara Douglas discuss their new cancer study

Aggressive medical care remains common at life’s end

The New York TimesSiran Koroukian, associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, and Sara Douglas, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing and assistant dean for research at the School of Nursing, discussed their new study analyzing five years of data from a cancer registry, nursing home assessments and Medicare claims to look at “aggressive end-of-life care” among 146,000 older patients with metastatic cancer.