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Supportive and Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

Bassam Hassan

Al-Rafidain University College

Dr. Hassan, prior to his current post, has worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya (UM), in 2014–2017, and at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2017–2019. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 publications, edited and co-edited 11 books, and is a member of the editorial board of various scientific journals.


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In the last century, cancer has become one of the biggest problems and diseases, being the predominant cause of death and surpassing even heart diseases. Cancer patients frequently suffer from critical medical issues like nausea, vomiting, anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, chemotherapy resistance, and antibiotic resistance. All these medical issues have a negative impact on cancer patients' health, quality of life, and cancer treatment. Each one of these medical issues requires urgent supportive and palliative care treatment, otherwise, they can lead to death.

This book aims to focus on supportive and palliative care necessary for cancer patients with critical conditions. Moreover, this book hopes to shed a light on the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients (how the QoL declines because of these issues i.e., negative effects) and how supportive and palliative care can diminish the negative effects of these issues and increase the patients' quality of life. I hope this book will be useful to medical staffers (physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses), medical students, researchers, and the public interested in these medical topics.

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Date completed: February 3rd 2022

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Review results due: August 24th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 23rd 2022

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About the editor

Bassam Hassan

Al-Rafidain University College

Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya (UM), in 2014–2017, and at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2017–2019. Dr. Hassan currently works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy, Al-Rafidain University College, Baghdad, Iraq.

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