Sorafenib Adverse Events May Be More Common in Thyroid Cancer
Researchers have found that patients receiving sorafenib for differential thyroid cancer are more likely to experience adverse events from the drug, compared to patients with renal or hepatocellular cancers. The findings were published in JAMA Oncology.
July 19, 2016
Antiemetics for Nausea and Vomiting Simplified
As oncology nurses, we must have a solid understanding of and a certain comfort level with the use of antiemetics. It seems easy to get stuck in a routine that revolves around one or two drugs for all of our patients. However, antiemetic regimens need to be just as individualized for patients as their chemotherapy regimens.
July 14, 2015
The Case of the Cannabis Conundrum
Derek is a 20-year-old patient with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia. He will be receiving a bone marrow transplant in the next six days. When discussing Derek’s home medications, he says to the nurse, “I smoke a lot of pot because it helps me feel better about all of this.” Upon further discussion, Derek reveals he started smoking marijuana to relieve nausea. What would you do?
December 02, 2014
Manage Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated With Cancer Immunotherapies
The FDA approved two new immunomodulatory agents, sipuleucel-T and ipilimumab, in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Sipuleucel-T was approved to treat metastatic prostate cancer, and ipilimumab was approved for advanced or metastatic melanoma.
September 09, 2014