ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.

Blood Plasma Genotyping Predictive of Treatment Benefit in NSCLC

Treatment benefit can be predicted through genotyping from blood plasma, according to several studies presented at ELCC 2016; however, plasma tests are unlikely to fully replace tissue biopsies.

Chronic HBV Treatment Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

A potential link between long-term oral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and an increased risk of colorectal and cervical cancers was demonstrated.

Phase 1 Study Results Show CAR T-cell Therapy Promising in Solid Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma tumors were successfully infiltrated by investigational CAR therapy with an acceptable safety profile.

A Review of Systemic Treatment in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research] The review examines the standard systemic and future treatment options in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Oral Chemotherapy Care Model Improves Safety, Quality Through Increased Collaboration

A nurse-facilitated oral chemotherapy care model has improved delivery times, patient satisfaction, and co-pay support at a Connecticut cancer hospital.

Follow-up Calls, Clinician Assessment May Identify Patients Who Need Adherence Support

Follow-up telephone calls and clinician assessment may be an effective strategy to identify early which patients require support with adhering to oral cancer therapy.

Precision Medicine Resource Center Improves Patient Education

A nurse-managed precision cancer treatment education resource center may improve information dissemination about genomic health and targeted therapy.

Inpatient Oral Chemotherapy Administration Process Developed to Comply With Safety Standards

Instituting a Chemotherapy Safety Committee and developing an administration process successfully standardized the inpatient oral chemotherapy administration process.

Formal Nursing Practice Promotes Patient Safety With Oral Chemotherapy

A formal nursing practice was developed to promote patient safety and adherence with oral chemotherapy.

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