Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received important grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop a comprehensive advance care planning program, which incorporates both clinician training and patient video decision aids for older patients with advanced cancer.
The funding comes through NIH’s Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, which conducts clinical trials in the healthcare settings where patients normally receive their care. The five projects around the country that NIH chose will receive a total of $4.15 million for a one-year planning phase, with an estimated $30.85 million expected for four subsequent years of study implementation. Dana Farber’s lead researchers on the project are Drs. James Tulsky and Angelo Volandes.