Susan Urba, MD, Discusses Treatments for CINV

Susan Urba, MD, Medical Director, Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program, University of Michigan, says that preventative medications given prior to treatment are necessary in order to improve the quality of life for patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Susan Urba, MD, Medical Director, Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program, University of Michigan, says that preventative medications given prior to treatment are necessary in order to improve the quality of life for patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Dr Urba says that vomiting is well controlled, but nausea is still a problem despite the preventative medication. "For now, prevention is the key," Dr Urba said. "Giving the adequate drugs for the category that the patient is in, and hopefully the patient's quality of life will improve."