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Preventing Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Patients Receiving Venetoclax

Preventing Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Patients Receiving Venetoclax

What precautions should be taken to prevent tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) in patients receiving venetoclax (Venclexta)?

Role of Chemotherapy and Mechanisms of Resistance to Chemotherapy in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Role of Chemotherapy and Mechanisms of Resistance to Chemotherapy in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] This research examines the various mechanisms of resistance to chemotherapy in metastatic CRPC and the potential role of emerging regimens and agents in varying clinical phases of development.

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery Associated With Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery Associated With Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer

The benefits of primary cytoreductive surgery relative to neoadjuvant chemotherapy remain uncertain; therefore, researchers performed a retrospective data analysis to compare overall survival of surgery with that of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer.

'Just Bag It' Campaign Aims to Promote Safe Vincristine Handling

'Just Bag It' Campaign Aims to Promote Safe Vincristine Handling

The NCCN campaign was developed to ensure the proper administration of vincristine and to render it impossible to accidentally administer the medication into the spinal fluid.

How We Developed a New Protocol for Treatment of Urethral Carcinoma

How We Developed a New Protocol for Treatment of Urethral Carcinoma

Faced with a harsh treatment option, a patient with genitourinary cancer helps create a treatment plan that preserves his self-image.

PD-1 Inhibitors Ideal for First-Line Therapy in Treatment-Naïve Advanced Melanoma

PD-1 Inhibitors Ideal for First-Line Therapy in Treatment-Naïve Advanced Melanoma

Atlhough survival for patients with advanced melanoma is similar with both targeted therapies and immunotherapies, a review of the literature reveals why one of them may be a better choice as first-line therapy.

Vandetanib Potentially Efficacious in RET-Rearranged NSCLC

Vandetanib Potentially Efficacious in RET-Rearranged NSCLC

In a multicenter, open-label, phase 2 study, researchers evaluated the activity and safety of vandetanib in patients with advanced RET-rearranged NSCLC.

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs

There is a lot of talk about biosimilar drugs. What makes a drug a biosimilar?

First-line Pembrolizumab + Chemo Could Be Effective for Non-squamous NSCLC

First-line Pembrolizumab + Chemo Could Be Effective for Non-squamous NSCLC

The addition of pembrolizumab to carboplatin and pemetrexed improves overall response rate compared with chemotherapy alone and has a manageable safety profile in patients with newly diagnosed advanced nonsquamous NSCLC.

GERD Medications May Affect Absorption of Oral Chemotherapeutic Agents

GERD Medications May Affect Absorption of Oral Chemotherapeutic Agents

What is the interaction between oral chemotherapy and GERD medicines?

Stat Consult Slideshows

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

This slideshow reviews fluorouracil (5-FU), indicated for palliative treatment of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and carcinoma of the pancreas; also adjuvant treatment of colorectal cancer.

Netupitant/Palonosetron (Akynzeo)

This slideshow reviews netupitant/palonosetron (Akynzeo), indicated for prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of cancer chemotherapy.

Bevacizumab (Avastin) - cervical cancer

This slideshow reviews bevacizumab (Avastin), indicated for cervical cancer, in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan in persistent, recurrent, or metastatic disease.

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