Pharmacology

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature

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Why do the antibody drugs have such long names?

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

Safety of combining imatinib and radiotherapy

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

Possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy identified

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A protein called GSK-3 alpha may promote oncogenic KRAS function, according to first evidence in a new study.

Cancer biorepository speeds clinical trials and drug development

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A warehouse of patient-donated biological data expedites trial accrual, reduces trial sizes, saves money, and may speed drugs through the drug development pipeline.

Coping with chemo brain

Coping with chemo brain

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What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?

Speciality pharmacies and cancer care

Speciality pharmacies and cancer care

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Where does the use of specialty pharmacies fit into cancer care?

Vaccinations for cancer patients

Vaccinations for cancer patients

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What vaccines are appropriate or not appropriate for cancer patients?

Treating chemotherapy-associated rash

Treating chemotherapy-associated rash

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What can we do for patients who develop rashes associated with cancer chemotherapies?

The impact of nicotine on chemotherapy

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What is the impact of nicotine use on the efficacy of chemotherapy? What information is important to discuss with patients who continue to smoke while on chemotherapy?

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

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A member of the ONA Advisor Forum answers a question about how soon after a prescription is written that chemotherapy treatment should be started.

Is amifostine still used as a radioprotectant?

This week, the Advisor Forum answers a question about the use of amifostine (Ethyol, generic) as a radioprotectant.

Bortezomib: Subcutaneous administration versus IV administration

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I recently heard about administering bortezomib subcutaneously. Are there any recommendations on this?

Can citrus juices interfere with drug metabolism?

Can citrus juices interfere with drug metabolism?

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Our pharmacist answers a question about a potential interaction between certain citrus juices and drug metabolism.

What treatment options are available for chemotherapy-related oral ulcers and dry mouth?

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What are the best treatment options for oral ulcers in patients undergoing chemotherapy? What do you recommend for dry mouth associated with chemotherapy?

Parenteral iron test doses

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Who should receive a test dose prior to a full-dose iron infusion?

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