2014 MASCC/ISOO

supportive care

Dignity, Personhood, and the Culture of Medicine

Cancer patients need more than good health care: they need health caring, according to palliative care specialist Harvey M. Chochinov, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University ...

Supportive Care

Supportive Care in Pediatric Patients With Cancer: Recent Developments in Treating Febrile Neutropenia

Recent developments in supportive care for children with cancer can be broken down into three categories: doing the simple things well, applying evidence-based medicine to daily practice, and extendin...

Supportive Care

NEPA for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: Key Endpoints and Additional Analyses Show Strong Efficacy

For the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, NEPA, a novel combination of a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist and the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist palonosetron (Aloxi), has been s...

head and neck cancer
supportive care

Mucositis Remains a Challenge in Head and Neck Cancer

Chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer requires intensive supportive care by a knowledgeable and proactive multidisciplinary team, according to Avraham Eisbruch, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncolog...

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