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ASCO Releases A Statement of Principles Balancing Patient Access to Opioids with Curbing Drug Abuse

The American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a very important new policy statement that details their position surrounding the prescribing of  opioids to cancer patients. This issue has taken the forefront of controversy as our society increasingly becomes concerned about the overuse of prescription opioids, sometimes leaving out the very specific needs of cancer [...]

Drug Abuse Disorders Negatively Impact Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Results

Researchers have reported ahead of print that substance use disorders may adversely affect outcomes in men with advanced prostate cancer This conclusion was drawn from a very large study of 14,277 men with advanced prostate cancer. The study found that men with advanced prostate cancer along with a substance abuse disorder were 2.3 times more [...]

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