The Case of the Immunotherapy Inquiry
Jay is a 62-year-old man with newly diagnosed, stage IIIA (T3, N1), unresectable, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that tested negative for ALK, EGFR, and KRAS mutations. Additionally, PD-L1 (programed death receptor ligand) expression was less than 30%. Jay is symptomatic with a persistent cough, unintentional weight loss, and fatigue.
What Oncology Nurses Need to Know About Immunotherapy Agents
As immunotherapeutic options for cancer treatments continue to grow, oncology nurses need a deeper understanding of the therapies, how they work, and how to manage their side effects, so they can continue to provide the best patient care.
Two Studies Demonstrate SBRT Improves Survival in NSCLC
What Oncology Nurses Need to Know About Biosimilar Drugs
Generic, bioidentical, and biosimilar are terms used to identify a drug that has a comparable chemical structure and intended effect as the original patented drug. However, the terms are not necessarily interchangeable. The differences between these can impact the way you practice.