News & Events Palliative Care Program and the Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics Newsletter What Are Your Chances of Living Two Years? Doctors, Cancer Patients, Not on Same PageJul 14, 2016Misunderstandings about prognosis between patients with advanced cancer and their doctors was common, in a study reported in JAMA Oncology, and the vast majority of patients didn’t know that their doctors held different opinions about how long they might live.Korones Receives National Honor for Pediatric Palliative Care WorkMar 24, 2015David Korones, M.D., pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life. Korones specializes in treating children with brain tumors and is the founding director of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric palliative care program. National Task Force Releases 10 Measures of Quality Palliative and Hospice CareFeb 16, 2015Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key quality indicators, according to the findings of a two-year national project led by School of Nursing Independence Foundation Chair for Nursing/Palliative Care Sally A. Norton. The project’s findings and recommendations were published online today in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Highland Chief of Medicine Earns Elite "Mastership" RecognitionDec 05, 2014Robert McCann, M.D., has been selected as one of 55 U.S. physicians to receive Mastership recognition from the American College of Physicians for 2014-2015. ACP is a national organization of more than 100,000 board-certified internists. Power of the Patient's Story is Oct. 21 Sischy Lecture TopicSep 23, 2014Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., will present the 2014 Sischy Lecture, “The Care of the Sick is a Work of Art,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. New Palliative Care Book Co-Edited by Rochester ExpertMar 06, 2014Rochester expert Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is co-editor of a new book exploring the ethics of palliative care, the medical specialty that focuses on pain and symptom management, patient and family support, and help with decision making.