Judith Paice, PhD, RN, on Managing Cancer Pain: Strategies for Prescribing Opioids
2016 NCCN Annual Conference (1)
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, discusses strategies for safe opioid prescribing: making a comprehensive assessment, stratifying risk, using universal precautions, and educating practitioners on safe storage and disposal.
Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses improvements in fertility-sparing surgery for young women, advances in lymph node assessment, and the evolving role of chemotherapy and radiation.
Anne Covey, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the role of ablation and arterial-directed therapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Douglas E. Wood, MD, of the University of Washington, discusses important new developments in early detection, the need to educate primary care physicians and patients, and the potential to save up to 15,000 lives each year.
Toby C. Campbell, MD, of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, discusses palliative care, hospice care, and best supportive care practices, as well as the challenges of symptom management and end-of-life issues.
Christopher Willett, MD, of Duke Cancer Center, discusses short and long courses of treatment, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiation, and organ preservation without surgery.