Author | Janet Colwell


Study Supports More Aggressive Approach to Managing Cancer Pain

December 10, 2015

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

Nurses Must Lead Care Team in Interpreting DNR Orders

December 08, 2015

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.

Risk Stratification for Antiemetics May Prevent Overtreatment

November 16, 2015

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.

Opioid Blockade for Constipation May Play Role in Cancer Therapy

November 04, 2015

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.