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Preventing Delayed CINV to Improve Patient Outcomes

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) remains a major adverse effect of cancer chemotherapy, despite the availability of several antiemetic drug classes. Although not life-threatening, CINV has a major impact on a...

Overcoming the Oncology Workforce Shortage

In March 2007, results of a study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors on supply and demand for oncology services through 2020 were released. The study indicated that that the...

New Initiatives to Improve Patient Care

Nurses have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the growing community of cancer patients who are actively in treatment and those who have survived it. It’s estimated that soon cancer will be the leading cause of...

Identifying High-Risk Patients for EVAR

Advanced cross-sectional imaging and enhanced screening efforts have enabled physicians to identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with greater frequency. Several studies have compared the outcomes of open repair with...

A Smoking Cessation Strategy for Thoracic Surgeons

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, and almost 90% of all lung cancers are caused by smoking tobacco. The dangers of smoking are well documented; the harms extend beyond...



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