Under the leadership of Holly Prigerson, PhD, and Paul Maciejewski, PhD, the Center’s research focuses on understanding the factors influencing quality of life and quality of care of advanced cancer patients and their caregivers. Through its work, the Center aims to provide valuable resources and training tools for patients, their families and caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
The Center is currently focused on its Coping with Cancer III (CwCIII) project, which is a multisite, NCI/NIMH-funded prospective, longitudinal cohort study of advanced cancer patients and their oncologists. Of particular interest are the dynamics of oncologist-patient interaction and the resulting patient outcomes (i.e. treatment plan, quality of life) and racial and ethnic disparities in EOL care. We also have NIH funded projects to test a psychosocial intervention for anxiety among advanced cancer patients, interventions to address caregiver distress and grief, enhance rates of advance care planning and informed EOL decision-making.
To learn more please visit the Center for Research on End-of-Life Care at: endoflife.weill.cornell.edu