doctor-patient communication


    How to Learn About Cancer in a Classroom: Shaping Compassionate Doctors

    With: Marin Langlieb

    The patients and caregivers we serve here at Cancer Commons rely on their doctors to provide expert, compassionate care. Building the skills to give such care can begin early in a doctor’s education. Here, for a change of pace, our Curious Dr. George asks a future doctor about a unique experience that helped her learn how to connect with cancer patients. Marin Langlieb is… Read more »

  •   Marty Tenenbaum, PhD

    Article from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, curated by Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum, PhD.

    This piece discusses a “method of delivering bad news to parents of children with cancer in hopes that our approach may be helpful to others and may spur discussion.”


  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    “Patients with cancer need to be embraced with love and compassion. They need caring beyond medicine.”

    Go to full article published by The ASCO Post.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.


    What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

    Cancer Commons ScientistsSarah Stanley

    When faced with an advanced cancer diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what questions to ask. At Cancer Commons, we help patients and caregivers navigate a vast sea of cancer information so they can work with their doctor to pinpoint their best possible treatment plan. Based on our Scientists’ many years of experience helping patients and caregivers around the world, here are some… Read more »