Developing an evidence-based oral care policy may help to prevent or to more effectively manage oral mucositis in oncology patients.
Pain management is important for cancer patients during therapy and sometimes after treatment is completed—not just at the end of life.
Acupuncture may be beneficial in patients experiencing a range of cancer symptoms.
Almost a quarter of cancer patients may already be experiencing severe fatigue before their treatment starts, researchers in the Netherlands have found.
Treating patients with the recombinant monoclonal antibody bevacizumab carries a significant risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a meta-analysis has shown.
The first step towards individualised radiotherapy dosing based on a patient’s genetic characteristics and sensitivity to treatment has been taken by an international team of scientists.
This article reviews current practices of opioid prescribing in palliative care and suggests some pointers for safe prescribing for these patients.
Reviews several of the opioid pain relief medications, in which transdermal delivery has become a popular mechanism for pain relief.
Reviews the growing body of evidence of the role of acupuncture in pain management in cancer and palliative care.
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