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Clinical Research

Defined by the National Cancer Institute, clinical trials in supportive or palliative care explore ways to improve the comfort and quality of life of cancer patients and cancer survivors. The trials conducted in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center identify ways to help people who are experiencing symptoms related to cancer and its treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, weight loss, sleep disorders and depression. Some supportive care trials also look at nutrition, rehabilitation and other interventions that aim to benefit patients and survivors.

Current Clinical Trials

For more information about ongoing, active, supportive care trials run through the department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, contact Susan Frisbee-Hume, 713-745-4519; or Julio Allo, 713-563-1806.

Conference & Board Review

Conference Information & Registration

  • 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, 
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    September 5-6, 2014
  • Review course prior to the conference:
    Updates in Hospice and Palliative
    Medicine and Intensive Physician
    Board Review
    September 2-4, 2014

Watch a previous Board Review video.
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