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ASCO 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Cancer Network presents exclusive coverage from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held January 7–9 in San Francisco. We’ll bring you reports as we cover the latest research, trials, scientific advances, and controversies that are changing the way genitourinary cancers are managed and treated.

Oncology Nursing

Patients with moderate cancer pain report significantly greater pain relief after taking low-lose morphine as opposed to weaker opioids.

As the lead caregiver at the bedside, the oncology nurse plays a pivotal role in preventing missteps in end-of-life care decisions and ensuring that providers carry out the wishes of patients and families.

Identifying breast cancer patients who are at low risk for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting before the start of treatment may help avoid unnecessary use of antiemetic medications without compromising quality of care.

A drug commonly given to cancer patients to relieve opioid-induced constipation is capable of slowing tumor growth and may play a role in developing new drug therapies.

Palliative care should be provided with cancer care early in the course of illness for all patients with advanced disease, according to a new guidance statement from ASCO and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

A simple one-question tool may help oncologists more accurately predict cancer patients’ prognoses and know when to initiate end-of-life discussions.

By introducing a patient-centric navigation system, researchers were able to provide treatment recommendations to the majority of patients with head and neck cancer within a 2-week period.

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