The United States cancer population is growing and is projected to grow further. The current cancer population has a high rate of emergency department admission. Further training about oncologic emergencies may be needed and would ideally strive to care for the whole patient, including sequelae of the malignancy, progressive disease, symptom control, adverse effects of treatment, and palliative care. The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center fellowship training programs in oncologic emergency medicine are described.
Keywords: Cancer population; Comprehensive cancer care; Fellowship; Oncologic emergency medicine.
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