Dylan M. Zylla
Dylan M. Zylla, MD, MS

Medical director, HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Cancer Research Center;

Adjunct assistant professor, University of Minnesota

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Trials & Tribulations
As cannabis (marijuana) legalization expands in the United States, its medical use is becoming more prevalent in patients with cancer. Despite high patient interest, large well-conducted clinical trials are limited and few oncologists feel they have sufficient training to make informed recommendations about cannabis. 
ClinicalFreeTrials & Tribulations
In the election this week, voters said Yes to measures to legalize recreational cannabis (marijuana) in Arizona (60%), New Jersey (67%), and Montana (57%). Measures to legalize medical cannabis passed in Mississippi (68%) and South Dakota (54%). Patients with advanced cancer battle debilitating symptoms of pain, nausea, and anxiety, among others. Many patients have grown fearful of taking opioids despite experiencing severe cancer-related pain, because of the ongoing opioid epidemic.