Clark Westfield

Authored Items

Oncologists Discuss Medical Marijuana with Patients but Are Not Sure About Its Efficacy

July 2018, Vol 8, No 7 - Medical Marijuana

Oncologists often discuss medical marijuana with their patients, and approximately 50% of them are recommending it as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms. However, many oncologists are unsure about the reasons for their recommendations, and whether marijuana will be an effective treatment, according to the results of a recent survey of oncologists regarding their knowledge, practices, and attitudes about medical marijuana. [ Read More ]

Managing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Side Effects: Key Recommendations

May 2018, Vol 8, No 5 - Side-Effects Management

Immunotherapies have transformed the treatment of cancer, but patients who receive immune checkpoint inhibitors may experience a range of side effects, which are only recently becoming familiar to oncologists and patients. The novelty of immune checkpoint inhibitors has led the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to jointly develop a new guideline to help clinicians recognize and manage these side effects. [ Read More ]