Risa Liang Wong

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Chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (cid) is a common side effect of cancer treatment and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Diarrhea is frequently severe enough to require a dose reduction of, a delay in, or a discontinuation of chemotherapy. Diarrhea-associated mortality has been reported to be as high as 3.5% in clinical trials of irinotecan and(More)
Carcinoid tumours are relatively rare and, in general, slow growing. They can be "non-functioning" tumours, presenting as a tumour mass, or "functioning" tumours secondary to the production of several biopeptides leading to the carcinoid syndrome. Though these tumours represent 0.25% of an oncology practice, a proper understanding of the clinical course of(More)
Two anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) have been approved in Canada for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) - cetuximab, a mouse-human chimeric MoAb, and panitumumab, a fully human MoAb. This paper reviews the efficacy of the anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies cetuximab and panitumumab - both as(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate attitudes toward interprofessional learning among first year medical, nursing, and physician associate students at an American university at the start of their training. METHODS First year medical (n=101), nursing (n=81), and physician associate (n=35) students were invited to complete an anonymous(More)
Efforts to improve interprofessional education (IPE) are informed by attitudes of health professional students, yet there are limited US data on student characteristics and experiences associated with positive attitudes towards IPE. A cohort of US medical, nursing, and physician associate students was surveyed in their first and third years, using the(More)
98 Background: Patients with incurable cancer are often hospitalized and have frequent readmissions after discharge. Considering the high physical and psychological symptom burden in this population, we sought to investigate symptoms as predictors of hospital length of stay (LOS) and time to first unplanned readmission. METHODS We consecutively enrolled(More)
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