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?

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

A patient on adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer is complaining of hair loss. Could the alopecia be due to her endocrine therapy?

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Can the drug paroxetine mesylate (Brisdelle, Paxil) be given to patients taking a chemoprevention drug such as raloxifene (Evista) or any of the aromatase inhibitors?

Secondary cancers: When treatment ­increases the risk of disease

Secondary cancers: When treatment ­increases the risk of disease

Which cancer treatments can cause other cancers later in life?

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

Which patients, if any, should receive prophylactic antibiotics when starting therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors?

Neurotoxicity from 
oxaliplatin

Neurotoxicity from 
oxaliplatin

What are some of the potential autonomic issues related to acute neurotoxicity from oxaliplatin?

Proper use of denosumab for skeletal conditions

Proper use of denosumab for skeletal conditions

What should nurses be aware of when administering denosumab?

Standard of care for delivering bisphophonates

What is the preferred delivery protocol for breast cancer adjuvant bisphosphonates?

Diarrhea management in patients with rectal cancer

What are the best forms of management for diarrhea in patients with rectal cancer?

A career change to radiation oncology nursing

What is the best approach to learning more about the field of Radiation Oncology?

Is gallbladder cancer inherited?

What is the familial incidence of gallbladder cancer?

Hepatocellular carcinoma with no cirrhosis

What is currently known about stage IV well-differentiated liver cancer with no cirrhosis?

Optimal dosing for TMZ: 1 hour prior to RT versus bedtime

Is there a difference in dosing (1 hour prior to radiotherapy vs bedtime) with temozolomide plus radiotherapy for glioblastoma multiforme?

Impact of drug substitution on overall cancer survival

How does substitution of chemotherapy agent affect the overall survival rate of oncology patients?

Pain management in patients with low BP

When a patient's blood pressure is low, pain medications are often withheld. How is this situation best managed?

Nail care tips for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Are there any evidence-based practices for managing changes to nails during chemotherapy?

Advocating for treatment of anticipatory reactions

What can nurses do to advocate for the use of medications such as lorezepam (Ativan) for anticipatory nausea when the physician is reluctant to prescribe antianxiety or sleep medications?

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