Oncologists urged to watch their language

There is a major need to close the gap between the expectations of oncology patients and clinical reality, says Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher (pictured), who has been honoured for his contribution to the cause during his 35-year research career.

Most patients would say they are satisfied with the care they receive from oncologists, says the laureate professor from the University of Newcastle. But as soon as researchers ask about unmet needs, the picture changes.