Ginah Nightingale, PharmD, of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia chats with David H. Henry, MD, host of Blood & Cancer, about the definition of polypharmacy and the challenges it poses in treating older cancer patients.
Plus, in Clinical Correlation, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, of Stanford (Calif.) University, talks about the waiting that cancer patients face.
Show notes by Sugandha Landy, MD, resident in the department of internal medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
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