The Hirshberg Foundation is pleased to welcome Sandra H. Sacks, MD, MEd to the 17th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer to discuss Palliative Care – It’s Not Hospice!
There is clear evidence that patients living with serious illnesses can benefit greatly from early palliative care. Palliative care is not hospice care. It does not replace any cancer-directed treatment. Instead, palliative care teams work together with oncology teams to decrease pain, relieve symptom burden, and improve the quality of life in patients living with serious illnesses and their families.
Dr. Sacks is a triple board-certified physician in Anesthesiology, Palliative Medicine, and Pain Medicine. She serves as the current Chair of the Committee on Palliative Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesia (ASA). She is a cancer pain specialist at UCLA, and is committed to delivering compassionate and quality palliative care to patients and their families. Her clinical focus is on managing oncologic pain through multimodal medical management and minimally-invasive interventions.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Sacks present on this ever-important topic Palliative Care – It’s Not Hospice!