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2020 01 01




Pain in older survivors of hematologic malignancies after blood or marrow transplantation: A BMTSS report.


Farrukh N, Hageman L, Chen Y J, Wu J, Ness E, Kung M, Francisco L, Parman M, Landier W, Arora M, Armenian S, Bhatia S, Williams GR
Cancer. 2020 01 01; 126(9):2003-2012.
PMID: 32022263.


Blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) is increasingly offered to older adults with hematologic malignancies; however, their risk for severe pain is poorly understood. Using the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Study, the current study investigated the prevalence and predictors of pain after BMT (allogeneic or autologous) as well as its association with physical performance impairments and frailty.