Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®
In the course of an average day, a medical oncologist may have to break terrible news to several patients, telling them they have cancer, or that their disease has recurred.
Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH
Currently, up to 40% of obese cancer patients are given reduced chemotherapy doses, ASCO has said.
demonstrated that underdosing such patients by even 6% can compromise their chances of survival, noted Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Health Management & Policy at the University of Michigan, and a member of the ASCO expert panel that drafted the guideline.