From the Patient’s Perspective: Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community With Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

Oncology Data Advisor™ · From the Patient’s Perspective: Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community At the recent 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, alongside three other professionals, held a panel that explored the topic of improving quality of care for LGBTQIA+ individuals with cancer. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Reverend Sean expands on their thoughts and provides the valuable perspectiv...

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Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Prioritizing Life After Testicular Cancer With Katie Murray, DO For patients with testicular cancer, planning is necessary to ensure that patients feel prepared regarding the implications of their disease in the years after they finish treatment. In this interview in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Katie Murray, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri Department of Surgery-Urology, shares advice for members of the cancer care team o...

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What is the Frequency of Opioid Abuse in Cancer Patients?

With the opioid crisis claiming so many lives, physicians need to be especially careful prescribing these drugs. However, for many patients with cancer who are in a lot of pain, opioids can be a necessary part of treatment. So how can physicians determine predictors and frequency of opioid abuse in this population? A study now published in JAMA Oncology found that marital status, higher levels of pain, high scores on the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain (SOAPP), and morphine...

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