Key clinical point: The majority of medical oncologists discuss medical marijuana use with their patients, though few feel knowledgeable on the subject.
Major finding: Nearly 80% of medical oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients, but only 29.4% of those surveyed felt sufficiently knowledgeable.
Study details: Survey of 237 medical oncologists.
Disclosures: No funding was declared. Two authors declared royalties and honoraria from medical publishing and a research institute, and one declared fees for expert testimony.
Source: Braun I et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1221.
Braun I et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1221.
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