Tracy A Balboni
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Academic career selection and retention in radiation oncology: the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy experienceTracy A Balboni
Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68:183-6. 2007..The purpose of this report was to determine whether changes have occurred during the past decade in the proportion of radiation oncology trainees from a single institution entering and staying in academic medicine...
- Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of lifeTracy A Balboni
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007..This study examined religiousness and spiritual support in advanced cancer patients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds and associations with quality of life (QOL), treatment preferences, and advance care planning...
- Why is spiritual care infrequent at the end of life? Spiritual care perceptions among patients, nurses, and physicians and the role of trainingMichael J Balboni
Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Oncol 31:461-7. 2013..To determine factors contributing to the infrequent provision of spiritual care (SC) by nurses and physicians caring for patients at the end of life (EOL)...
- Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near deathPaul K Maciejewski
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Psychooncology 21:714-23. 2012..This study examines the relationships between methods of coping with advanced cancer, completion of advance care directives, and receipt of intensive, life-prolonging care near death...
- Provision of spiritual support to patients with advanced cancer by religious communities and associations with medical care at the end of lifeTracy A Balboni
Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, and Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
JAMA Intern Med 173:1109-17. 2013..However, the influence of clergy and religious communities on EoL outcomes is unclear...
- The role of spirituality and religious coping in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative radiation therapyMounica Vallurupalli
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Support Oncol 10:81-7. 2012....
- "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancerSara R Alcorn
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
J Palliat Med 13:581-8. 2010..This study sought to inductively derive core themes of religion and/or spirituality (R/S) active in patients' experiences of advanced cancer to inform the development of spiritual care interventions in the terminally ill cancer setting...
- The relationship of spiritual concerns to the quality of life of advanced cancer patients: preliminary findingsWilliam D Winkelman
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Palliat Med 14:1022-8. 2011..This study examines the relationship of spiritual concerns (SCs) to quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced cancer...
- Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancerAndrea C Phelps
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009..Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life...
- Addressing spirituality within the care of patients at the end of life: perspectives of patients with advanced cancer, oncologists, and oncology nursesAndrea C Phelps
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
J Clin Oncol 30:2538-44. 2012..Attention to patients' religious and spiritual needs is included in national guidelines for quality end-of-life care, but little data exist to guide spiritual care...
- Predicting life expectancy in patients with metastatic cancer receiving palliative radiotherapy: the TEACHH modelMonica S Krishnan
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Cancer 120:134-41. 2014..The purpose of the current study was to develop a LE prediction model among patients receiving palliative radiotherapy (RT) that identifies those patients with short (< 3 months) and long (> 1 year) LEs...
- Salivary gland tumors treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapyJonathan D Schoenfeld
Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:308-14. 2012..To analyze the recent single-institution experience of patients with salivary gland tumors who had undergone adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), with or without concurrent chemotherapy...
- Treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma with adjuvant or definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapyDavid J Sher
Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81:e215-22. 2011..We report the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute experience with IMRT-based treatment for OCSCC...
- Place of death: correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental healthAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Oncol 28:4457-64. 2010..To determine whether the place of death for patients with cancer is associated with patients' quality of life (QoL) at the end of life (EOL) and psychiatric disorders in bereaved caregivers...
- How radiation oncologists evaluate and incorporate life expectancy estimates into the treatment of palliative cancer patients: a survey-based studyYolanda D Tseng
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87:471-8. 2013..We surveyed how radiation oncologists think about and incorporate a palliative cancer patient's life expectancy (LE) into their treatment recommendations...
- Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life careAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Cancer 116:4656-63. 2010..The authors examined whether patients' desire for life-extending therapy was associated with their EOL care...
- Barriers to the implementation of surveillance for stage I testicular seminomaNils D Arvold
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:383-9. 2012..Because studies suggest that radiation oncologists in the United States continue to recommend RT for these patients, we sought to identify factors associated with management recommendations...
- "It depends": viewpoints of patients, physicians, and nurses on patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced cancerMichael J Balboni
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 41:836-47. 2011..Few data exist to guide the role of patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced illness...
- Palliative care and spiritual care: the crucial role of spiritual care in the care of patients with advanced illnessNora M El Nawawi
Center for Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 6:269-74. 2012..This review summarizes key empirical research at the intersection of palliative care and R/S in order to assess its validity as a domain of end-of-life care...
- Supportive and palliative radiation oncology service: Impact of a dedicated service on palliative cancer careYolanda D Tseng
Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, Massachusetts
Pract Radiat Oncol 4:247-53. 2014..We used care providers' ratings to assess SPRO's impact on the quality of PCC and compared perceptions of PCC delivery among physicians practicing with and without a dedicated palliative RO service...
- Incidence and treatment patterns in hospitalizations for malignant spinal cord compression in the United States, 1998-2006Kimberley S Mak
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:824-31. 2011..To characterize patterns in incidence, management, and costs of malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) hospitalizations in the United States, using population-based data...
- Efficacy and toxicity of chemoradiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for unknown primary of head and neckDavid J Sher
Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:1405-11. 2011..We report the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute experience with IMRT-based treatment for HNCUP...
- Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferencesAlexander K Smith
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...