Jane Weeks, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (image) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Jane Weeks, MD, MSc, led a nationwide study that suggests that advanced lung or colorectal cancer patients are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their disease. Their expectations run counter to the fact that although chemotherapy can alleviate pain and extend life in such patients by weeks or months, it is not curative except in the rarest of circumstances. Credit Sam Ogden Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.