Donald R. Fleming, MD

Donald Fleming is an oncologist at the Cancer Care Center, Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, West Virginia, and a member of the Oncology Nurse Advisor editorial board.

Most Recent Articles by Donald R. Fleming, MD

Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

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What is the best practice recommendation for nurse-to-patient ratio for patients receiving IL-2?

Use of Pharmacokinetics to Measure Response in CML

Use of Pharmacokinetics to Measure Response in CML

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What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

Post cancer treatment surveillance

Post cancer treatment surveillance

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Many patients place too high a value on the effectiveness of tumor markers in demonstrating their posttreatment status. Even after offering a detailed explanation of the true worth of these tests, the author's patient still wants to know, "Are you going to order my tumor markers?"

Managing obesity should be part of cancer care

Managing obesity should be part of cancer care

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Effective weight management can enhance cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes, and reduce incidence of recurrence and mortality. As with encouraging smoking cessation, oncologists should talk to patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Achieving clinical trial participation through cooperative networks

Achieving clinical trial participation through cooperative networks

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Clinical trials could benefit from a greater number of participants with a dedicated cooperative network to support rural community cancer centers.

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