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?

Treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

What are the treatment options for recurrent metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer after trastuzumab therapy?

Managing venous irritation from fosaprepitant

Managing venous irritation from fosaprepitant

What are the best practices to reduce venous irritation and delayed irritation?

Not all grapefruits have the same effect on drug metabolism

Not all grapefruits have the same effect on drug metabolism

The furanocoumarins in grapefruits interact with some medications—does eating a grapefruit allow for lower drug dosages?

Effective calming agents for agitation

Effective calming agents for agitation

What would you recommend for a patient with terminal agitation?

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

Is combination therapy of imatinib (Gleevec) and radiotherapy safe?

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Has any medicine or supplement been shown to help lessen the severity of vincristine-related peripheral neuropathy?

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

What is the likelihood we will soon see an update to the recommendations for lung cancer screening?

Hydration regimens for cisplatin

Hydration regimens for cisplatin

Is there evidence to support adding potassium magnesium and mannitol to the hydration regimens for cisplatin?

Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

What is the best practice recommendation for nurse-to-patient ratio for patients receiving IL-2?

Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Given reservoir volume and catheter length, 2.2 mL of Cathflo does not seem to be enough volume to reach the tip, thus the sheath/clot. Are there any reports of using larger volumes?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Is there a new consensus about wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs) for infusion?

Purity of herbal supplements

Purity of herbal supplements

The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?

Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

Using the Prescribing Information (PI) on drugs effectively

How can clinicians be more informed about the carcinogenicity of drugs they prescribe?

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?

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