Southern Tier Cancer Care

When time is of essence and every moment counts, Southern Tier Cancer Care is here….

Welcome to STCC!

We realize that you are apprehensive and fearful. By providing professional assistance through education, the latest approved treatments available and most importantly, compassionate care, we are dedicated to guiding patients to hope, help, and healing.

Southern Tier Cancer Care Team is Committed to
Excellence in Providing Comprehensive, Up to date,
Compassionate and Quality care for Cancer Patients.

EMERGENCIES /AFTER HOURS

Please proceed immediately to the nearest emergency room for any medical emergencies especially fever greater than or equal to 100.4 while on chemotherapy.If you need to reach Dr Soni immediately for problems related to cancer or chemotherapy,

Please call the answering service at (716) 559 1105.

Please call your primary physician or emergency room at Olean General Hospital at (716) 375 4149 for any urgent concerns after office hours or if Dr Soni is away.

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News & Updates

ASCO News

Breaking Bad News in Oncology: A Metasynthesis [Clinical Practice]

Purpose

The delivery of bad news by oncologists to their patients is a key moment in the physician-patient relationship. We performed a systematic review of qualitative studies (a metasynthesis) that focused on the experiences and points of view of oncologists about breaking bad news to patients.

Methods

We searched international publications to identify relevant qualitative research exploring oncologists' perspectives about this topic. Thematic analysis, which compensates for the potential lack of generalizability of the primary studies by their conjoint interpretation, was used to identify key themes and synthesize them. NVivo qualitative analysis software was used.

Results

We identified 40 articles (> 600 oncologists) from 12 countries and assessed their quality as good according to the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP). Two main themes emerged: the patient-oncologist encounter during the breaking of bad news, comprising essential aspects of the communication, including the process of dealing with emotions; and external factors shaping the patient-oncologist encounter, composed of factors that influence the announcement beyond the physician-patient relationship: the family, systemic and institutional factors, and cultural factors.

Conclusion

Breaking bad news is a balancing act that requires oncologists to adapt continually to different factors: their individual relationships with the patient, the patient's family, the institutional and systemic environment, and the cultural milieu. Extending the development of the ability to personalize and adapt therapeutic treatment to this realm of communications would be a major step forward from the stereotyped way that oncologists are currently trained in communication skills.

July 30, 2015

NCI News

Changing patterns in survival for U.S. women with invasive breast cancer

Large-scale study helps clarify factors associated with breast cancer survival in women of all ages.

July 20, 2015
HPV and Cancer

A fact sheet about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer.

May 15, 2015
Treating High-grade Lesions to Prevent Anal Cancer in HIV-infected People

This study, called the ANCHOR trial, will investigate whether screening and prevention methods similar to those used to prevent cervical cancer can help prevent anal cancer in HIV-infected men and women.

March 11, 2015

ACS News

The American Cancer Society Responds: Planned Parenthood

The Society has not and does not “donate to Planned Parenthood”

July 22, 2015
Racial Differences in Male Breast Cancer Outcomes

Poverty may play an important role

May 4, 2015
Applying New Jersey’s Risk Factors, Screening Rates to Louisiana Reverses Recent Colorectal Cancer Trends

Computer Model Shows Incidence, Mortality Would Drop Steeply

July 21, 2015
Lung Cancer Now Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Females in Developed Countries

Finding part of broad new report released on World Cancer Day

February 4, 2015