From Northwestern University Feinberg News Center: Electronic health record-based messages delivered solely to clinicians increased referral to tobacco use treatment for cancer patients who smoke, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “The motivation behind this study is to close the gap between what we know and what we do in oncology care related to an evidence-based practice: tobacco cessation treatment,” Rinad Beidas, PhD, the chair and Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor of Medical Social Sciences and a co-author of the study. […] Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Frank Leone, MD, MS, professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Pulmonary and Allergy and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine, were lead authors of the study. Additional co-authors include Robert Schnoll, PhD, professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Justin Bekelman, MD, professor of Radiation Oncology, of Medicine, and of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. Read more at Northwestern University Feinberg News Center.