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1723P Therapeutic nihilism or therapeutic realism: Perceptions of non-oncologist physicians regarding cancer patients’ prognosis

      Typically, non-oncology physicians make the diagnosis of cancer and have initial discussions with patients during which questions regarding prognosis may be asked. According to Goldvaser et al., there is a lack of data on perception of cancer patients’ prognosis by non-oncology physicians. We conducted a survey among a group of Irish doctors working in medical and radiation oncology (“ONCs”, n=46) and doctors working in other areas including GPs and hospital specialties (“nonONCs”, n=301).
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