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Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Some of our patients receive olanzapine (Zyprexa) as an antiemetic. Is this a typical use of this drug?

Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

Advice for Patients With CML Traveling While On Oral Chemotherapy

As summer approaches, many patients with CML who are taking oral chemotherapy drugs have questions about taking their drugs while traveling. What advice can we give them regarding this?

Bone Pain Due to White Blood Cell Growth Factors

Bone Pain Due to White Blood Cell Growth Factors

How is loratadine used to treat bone pain in patients receiving white blood cell growth factors?

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

Why do the antibody drugs have such long names?

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

Patients periodically ask about the use of marijuana in cancer treatment. Is there any data about this?

MS Pain Management in Patients With Cancer

MS Pain Management in Patients With Cancer

What are the most effective treatments for MS pain in patients with co-existing cancer?

Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

How should severe mucositis from capecitabine (Xeloda) be managed?

Function of a micron filter

Function of a micron filter

Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

In what sequence should you administer premedications prior to paclitaxel: Should the antihistamine be given first or the steroid?




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