Past Research


Principal Investigators Holly Prigerson, Ph.D., Paul Maciejewski, Ph.D.

The Coping with Cancer (CwC) study is a national, multicenter, prospective cohort study of advanced cancer patients and their family caregivers who survive them. The Coping with Cancer study has generated a program of research that has included examination of: ethnic disparities in and mediators of end-of-life care; the effects of prognostic discussions on patients’ emotional and cognitive acceptance of their terminal illness, healthcare and costs of healthcare received in the last week of life; studies of factors predicting patient end-of-life treatment preferences, quality of death, and surviving caregiver bereavement adjustment. The study has completed data collection and has resulted in over 50 publications in peer reviewed medical journals.

Major Publications


Sponsored by National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Mental Health

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Research on End-of-Life Care 525 E 68th St, Box 39,
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