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Peer Review Committee for Palliative Care and Symptom Management (PCSM)

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).

Sandra E. Ward, PhD, Chair
University of Wisconsin,  Madison, WI

Daniel Anderson, Stakeholder
Yorkville, IL

Amber E. Barnato, MD
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Melanie J. Bonner, PhD
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN
New York University, New York, NY

Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Margaret M. Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 Paul R. Helft, MD
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

H.J. Ingram, Stakeholder
Hampton Cove, AL

Kristin Kilbourn, PhD
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Ellen P. McCarthy, MPH, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Bonnie McFarland, Stakeholder
Gallipolis, OH

Frederick J. Meyers, MD
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Barbara A. Murphy, MD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 

Greg A. Sachs, MD
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Temel, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Sharon Watanabe, MD, FRCP
Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta