Benefits of collecting and reporting smoking status in patients with GU cancer

"In the clinic, I think the biggest benefit, at least immediately, is that by asking and trying to figure out what a patient's tobacco use history is, you can help with quitting,” says Richard Matulewicz, MD, MS.

In this video, Richard Matulewicz, MD, MS, discusses the takeaways of the study, “Persistent deficiencies in the measurement and reporting of tobacco use in contemporary genitourinary oncology clinical trials,” presented recently at the 2021 American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Matulewicz is an assistant professor in the department of urology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.