Areas reviewed: Research that focuses on prevention and relief of suffering by early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, as well as of other physical, psychosocial, legal, economic and spiritual problems associated with cancer in patients and their families who are facing (1) Poor prognosis malignancies at any stage of illness, (2) Have advanced malignancies (recurrent and/or metastatic disease) or (3) Have favorable prognosis malignancies associated with a high symptom burden. Palliative care interventions can occur early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, as well as at the end-of-life and includes investigations to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications of cancer. (Research proposals that focus on patients and their families that are not included in these three categories will continue to be reviewed by the CPPB committee.)

Sandy Ward, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Madison, WI

Barbara Murphy, MD, Vice Chair
Vanderbilt Univ School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Daniel Anderson, Stakeholder
Oswego, IL

Amber Barnato, MD
Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Abraham Brody, PhD, RN
NYU College of Nursing
New York, NY

Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Margaret Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Univ of Washington
Seattle, WA

Paul Helft, MD
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
Indianapolis, IN

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
Childrens National Medical Center
Washington DC

HJ Ingram, Stakeholder
Hampton Cove, AL

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH
Univ of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Boston, MA

Jennifer Temel, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA