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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

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.

Oncology and advanced practice nurses are key players in developing and managing specialized clinics that combine geriatrics and oncology care, according to a recent study.

Modifying pain intensity scales to include frequency as well as intensity of pain may be a more accurate and efficient way of screening cancer patients for pain.


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