FDA Approves New Multiple Myeloma Drug
Melissa Scott, BSN, RN, OCN 2/27/2015 2
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently expedited approval for another cancer drug. On February 23, 2015, the FDA approved panobinostat (Farydak), a third-line treatment ...
Net Worth Impacts Hormone Therapy Compliance in Breast Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 2/25/2015 3
While white women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, more black women die from the disease. Furthermore, when it comes to hormone medication for early-stage breast ...
Linda M. Gorman
Elusive Advance Care Planning
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 2/23/2015 1
Advance care planning remains the missing link in many patients' treatment plans as they face serious illnesses. While there are more resources available these days, such as ...
FDA Grants Early Approval to Lenvatinib for Treatment of Thyroid Cancer
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 2/19/2015 1
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted expedited approval on February 13, 2015 to the oral kinase inhibitor lenvatinib (Lenvima) for use in patients with progressive, ...
UV ProtectionóIt's Not Just for the Summer Months
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 2/17/2015 2
When we think of skin cancer prevention, most of us automatically think of making sure we have sunscreen on hand when we are at the beach. In all honesty, I never really thought of ...
Neulasta Administration Just Got Easier
Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP 2/13/2015 3
You are likely familiar with the granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) medication pegfilgrastim (Neulasta), used to help stimulate the bone marrow's production of white ...
Taking Cancer Care to Heart
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 2/12/2015 12
This month is abounding with hearts due to Valentine's Day -- and due to the American Heart Association having designated February American Heart Month. How are we, in oncology, ...
Creating a Care Plan for the Jehovah's Witness Cancer Population
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 2/11/2015 6
As an oncology nurse practitioner, I have to take care of patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses, mainly to help the surgeons and oncologists explain the impact of surgery and ...
Deborah A. Boyle
The Survivor--Spirituality Connection
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 2/9/2015 3
The quality of religious coping strategies has been noted to impact quality of life outcomes in patients with cancer.1, 2 Considered inversely associated with depression, spiritual ...