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Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott
Patients Coping With Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment for Melanoma
Melissa Scott, BSN, RN, OCN
1/20/2017  0
Say the word "melanoma" and everyone around will almost instantly realize the severity. Any cancer diagnosis is scary, but melanoma is one type that is still poorly ...

Carole McCue

Carole McCue
Lessening the Discomfort of Full-Body Skin Assessments
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE
5/23/2016  12
It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.1 Considering this statistic, it's important that folks check their skin on a regular basis for ...

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Carole McCue

Carole McCue
FDA Expands Opdivo and Yervoy Approval for Patients With Advanced Melanoma
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE
2/8/2016  0
The US Food and Drug Administration and Bristol-Myers Squibb recently announced that it has expanded the original indication for the nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) ...

Lori Smith

Lori Smith
The Importance of Vulvar Self-Exams
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP
1/28/2016  0
While you may be compliant with your annual skin check, there's one area you might be forgetting--the vulva! Yes, you heard it right.

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
FDA Proposes Rules for Indoor Tanning Beds to Protect Children and Teens
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
1/7/2016  0
Bronzed skin is still seen today by many people as something to strive for. They feel that they look their best and healthiest if they have a tan. To that end, they work hard at ...

Lori Smith

Lori Smith
Mole Count May Predict Melanoma Risk
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP
1/5/2016  0
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for less than 2% of all skin cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, there were ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
New App Allows Patients to Monitor Skin Changes, Participate in Research
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
12/10/2015  1
Patients, particularly those who are at high-risk of developing melanoma, are often encouraged to monitor their skin for moles and any changes in their appearance. But some of the ...

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Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
FDA Approves Cobimetinib Combination Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
12/2/2015  0
Ongoing research in to the management of metastatic melanoma is resulting in new forms of targeted therapy that increase overall survival and decrease disease progression among many ...

Marijke Vroomen Durning

Marijke Vroomen Durning
FDA Approves Expanded Use of Yervoy for Melanoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN
11/13/2015  0
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved use of Yervoy (ipilimumab) as adjuvant therapy among patients with stage III melanoma, to lower the risk of ...

Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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