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    IA04 - Interactive Session Target Delineation: Group I (Ticketed Session) (ID 290)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Interactive Session
    • Track: Radiotherapy
    • Presentations: 1
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      IA04.01 - Interactive Session Target Delineation (Now Available) (ID 6521)

      L. Gaspar

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    OA16 - Improving the Quality of Lung Cancer Care - Patients Perspective (ID 399)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Patient Support and Advocacy Groups
    • Presentations: 1
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      OA16.02 - Shared Decision Making (SDM) and Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) in Lung Cancer: Survey of Patients, Significant Others or Caregivers (Abstract under Embargo until December 4, 7:00 CET) (Now Available) (ID 4767)

      L. Gaspar

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      Background:
      Shared decision making (SDM) between the patient and their physicians is recognized as a desirable goal. When one treatment option is not clearly superior to another, PDAs can help present risks and benefits in a simple, visual format. Of the 600 plus validated PDAs, less than 60 of these are designed for cancer treatment decisions, and only 10 deal with lung cancer diagnosis or treatment (www.ohri.ca/decisionaid). A survey of lung cancer patients or their significant others/caregivers collected information regarding decision making experiences, and the perceived usefulness of PDAs.

      Methods:
      A survey (via SurveyMonkey) was sent to lung cancer patients/caregivers/significant others who had signed up for email communication from the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE), or the University of Colorado. The survey collected information regarding demographics, categorization of the difficult problem, and the sources of problems encountered during decision making. A PDA regarding prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for limited small cell cancer was made available, and opinions were sought regarding the usefulness of this format.

      Results:
      190 responses were obtained (123 patients, 67 other). This was predominantly a well-educated, white, North American population, with advanced disease, with more women than men (75% vs 25%). 115 (61%) of respondents had faced a difficult decision, women more so than men. Decisions regarding systemic therapy were the most commonly perceived difficult decision (58%) and/or tests that were done/not done (34%). Sources of difficulty were identified as insufficient information (44%), or conflicting information or recommendations from their physicians (34%). The amount of information available was categorized as insufficient, just right, too much or difficult to know in 14%, 22%, 2%, 50%. Men were more likely to indicate that they had sufficient information, 39% vs 14%, p< 0.05. Most patients desired SDM, with only 9% expressing the desire to make the decision alone. However, 26% perceived that they had done so. Fortunately, only 8% of respondents expressed regret regarding their decision. Of 90 respondents who viewed the PCI PDA, 61% felt that this type of decision aid would have been helpful. There were no gender differences regarding opinions towards the PDA, the desire for SDM, or the perception that it had occurred.

      Conclusion:
      Lung cancer patients desire shared decision making. Improvements in this process are perceived as needed, possibly with PDAs.

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    PR01 - Press Conference (ID 495)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Press Conference
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      PR01.02 - Shared Decision Making (SDM) and Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) in Lung Cancer: Survey of Patients, Significant Others or Caregivers (Now Available) (ID 7199)

      L. Gaspar

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    YI02 - Basics of Radio-Oncology (ID 406)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Young Investigator Session
    • Track: Radiotherapy
    • Presentations: 1
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      YI02.04 - Career Development in Radiation Oncology (Now Available) (ID 6913)

      L. Gaspar

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