Research Grants

Funding For:

Physician-Driven Overuse of Services for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Cost & Quality


Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Grant Period:

May 01, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017



Summary of the Project:

Building on prior NIHCM-funded research documenting significant persistence in individual physicians’ use of inappropriate cancer services, this study will examine the overuse of non-recommended services for patients with advanced cancer, where patient preferences might be expected play a larger role than physician practice patterns. Results will inform efforts to reduce overuse of low-value services.

Media Coverage

December 18, 2018

"Practice Patterns for Older Adult Patients With Advanced Cancer: Physician Office Versus Hospital Outpatient Setting"

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Author: Lipitz-Snyderman A, Atoria CL, Scheicher SM, Bach PB, Panageas KS, Journal of Oncology Practice