Helping patients understand that CAM products and dietary supplements may impede their cancer treatment is an essential part of patient education.
Researchers report that a normal enzyme called SYK pairs with FLT3, the most commonly mutated enzyme found in acute myelogenous leukemia, to promote progression of the disease.
In research that could ultimately lead to many new medicines, scientists have developed a potentially general approach to design drugs from genome sequence. As a proof of principle, they identified a highly potent compound that causes cancer cells to attack themselves and die.
A new analysis confirmed the importance of known prognostic factors such as performance status and tumor grading for having a long-term outcome in patients treated with pazopanib for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma. In addition, hemoglobin at baseline was found to be a new prognostic factor.
The new initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health.
Risk of long-term mortality for those that undergo surgical treatment is lower, compared with men who choose watchful waiting.
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy (ORP) for intermediate- and high-risk disease.
This fact sheet reviews the use of angiogenesis inhibitors to prevent the formation of new blood vessels, in order to stop or slow the growth or spread of cancerous tumors.
This fact sheet reviews the use of laser light to to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of cancer.
Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC
Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, NP-C
Michele M. Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON
Donald R. Fleming, MD
Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP
Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON
Marlene McGuire, RN, MA, ANP-C
Kerstin L. McSteen, BSN, MSN, ACHPN, CNS-BC
Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW
Maribel Pereiras, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN
Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP
Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN
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