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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.

Save the Date!

Collective Soul Symposium
Creating Healing Environments for Patients with Advanced Illness 
and Their Caregivers

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

January 30-31, 2015

Registration opens by 10/31/14

Symposium Information (pdf)

MD Anderson Resources


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