HOPA 2017 Highlights

The United States may be in the midst of an opioid epidemic, but the undertreatment of pain remains an issue for patients with cancer.
Although transplantation offers cures or durable remissions for malignancies, relapse is a frequent occurrence in many diseases, and remains a major cause of mortality.
Despite significant progress in stem-cell transplantations over the past decade, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remains the leading cause of nonrelapse death in this patient population.
Precision medicine con­tinues to transform oncology, and it is not just the treatments that are changing.
According to the re­sults of a recent survey of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) professionals, burnout is prevalent across all HSCT disciplines, with pharmacists showing the highest rates of burnout and moral distress.
The overtreatment or undertreatment of patients with cancer can have life-or-death implications.

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