Marijke Vroomen Durning
Approval Granted for Olaratumab/Doxorubicin Combo for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN 10/25/2016 0
Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is not common compared with some other types of cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates there were about 12,000 new cases of STS diagnosed in ...
Treating Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor With HIPEC
Michelle Bragazzi 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 ...
What’s in a Name?
Michael Kaufman, Medical Journalist 1/10/2014 18
I feel sorry for Hans Christian Gram, the Danish bacteriologist who in 1882 devised the staining technique for distinguishing between classes of bacteria. In recent decades Gram's ...
A Different Type of Sarcoma
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 12/18/2013 4
When I hear the word "sarcoma" I often think of a young person or child with this form of malignancy. And since I work with adults, I do not hear the word very often. This was true ...
Teen Uses Music to Comfort & Raise Awareness About Osteosarcoma
Teresa Brown, RN, OCN 8/20/2013 8
When 18-year-old Zach Sobiech learned that he was fighting a losing battle with osteosarcoma, he decided to turn to music, not only as a means to comfort his family and friends, but ...
When Work & Family Collide
Kathy Vickers, RN 4/25/2012 8
A teenage cousin of mine was diagnosed with sarcoma three years ago, and while she's doing well at the moment, thanks to the chemo, the diagnosis raised a lot of questions for me ...