07 Jan Breast Cancer News: Survey Calls for Improved Communication
Survey results presented last month at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium pointed to a need for improved dialogue on basic disease information between patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers and oncologists. The survey found that most patients (83 percent) and caregivers (76 percent) indicated that they were extremely or very involved in making treatment decisions. However, some lacked basic disease knowledge about the biomarkers expressed by the cancer, which could undermine informed decision-making. Medical News Today reports on the survey.