“Her medical team was underprepared for our needs in palliative care issues,” Shirin Malekpour, PhD, said at a roundtable at the NCCN 21st Annual Conference. Dr. Malekpour's mother, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, died of stage III ovarian cancer 18 months after her diagnosis. A mathematician and math educator at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Malekpour admitted that her family was so physically and emotionally drained in caring for her mother that they did not know what questions to ask regarding palliative care and were surprised that no one on her mother's care team asked them about it. Fortunately, Dr. Malekpour's husband, a hematologist, reached out to palliative care specialist Toby C. Campbell, MD, MSCI, Chief of Palliative Care at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, who helped the family to improve the quality of life for Dr. Malekpour's mother in the last few months of her life. Dr. Campbell served as the roundtable moderator.