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MASCC Tool Improves Documentation of Dermatologic Toxicities of TKIs

MASCC Tool Improves Documentation of Dermatologic Toxicities of TKIs

Incorporating a modified MASCC grading tool for evaluating epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI) toxicities and quality of life improved the rate of skin assessments and documentation.

Oncology Nurses Ideal for Educating Patients on Portal Vein Thrombosis

Oncology Nurses Ideal for Educating Patients on Portal Vein Thrombosis

Oncology nurses are in an ideal position to educate patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and PVT about risk factors, clinical presentation, complications, and treatment options to prevent further extension of the clot.

Nivolumab Shows Promise Against Aggressive Anal Cancer

Clinical trial results are promising for the use of nivolumab to treat squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal, according to data presented at the 2016 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

Targeting Drugs to Pancreatic Cancer Through Implantable Device

New research indicates a far greater efficacy in pancreatic cancer drug therapy delivered via implantable device than via IV.

Immune-stimulating Drug and Chemotherapy Show Early Promise for Pancreatic Cancer

An experimental therapy looks to hold promise for tumor control treatment in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

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