Ramucirumab Improves Survival for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients
Anna Azvolinsky, PhD 1/28/2015 0
Ramucirumab is active in patients with already treated advanced colorectal cancer. The combination of ramucirumab (Cyramza) and FOLFIRI chemotherapy increased survival slightly--by ...
Stress Busters: Prioritizing Relaxation
Rachel Odo, Clinical Social Worker 1/23/2015 3
Managing stress often means making a lifestyle change. For many of us in the healthcare field, it may mean assessing our daily schedules and taking note of when and where or if ...
Breast Cancer Can Be a Heart-Breaking Experience
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 1/21/2015 3
It was bound to happen eventually. You are so focused on taking care of patients with breast cancer and the potential for treatment-related side effects, when you hear a Code Blue ...
Linda M. Gorman
The Name Debate With Palliative Care
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 1/16/2015 6
The accepted definition for palliative care from the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness and their families. Yet, ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Current Options for Educating Our Cancer Patients
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 1/13/2015 3
Patient and family education has long been considered a core element and responsibility of oncology nursing. It has many goals, including increasing knowledge and understanding of ...
Treating Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor With HIPEC
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 1/9/2015 3
I came across an article recently discussing the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT). Since ...