Why is the antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa) being used to prevent nausea?
Although many TKIs have well-documented cardiotoxic effects, results of a single-center prospective study that assessed effects of 1 year of therapy with imatinib or nilotinib in patients with CML demonstrated safety and efficacy of the 2 agents in this population.
In a prospective study, researchers sought to determine the noninferiority of palonosetron to ondansetron in pediatric patients with cancer receiving moderate or high emetogenic chemotherapy.
Researchers assessed the efficacy of nabilone for improving symptoms of anorexia in patients with NSCLC. In addition, patient appetite, quality of life, and nutritional status were also assessed.
ADT recipients reported worse subjective sleep disturbance, researchers found.
Results of a mixed-method study that used a combination of self-report tools evaluated the efficacy of CHEMO-SUPPORT, a patient support program designed to help patients manage their chemotherapy-related symptoms at home.
[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] A review of diagnostic parameters and management modalities for checkpoint inhibitor-induced hepatic toxicity is presented.
Reintegration to the general environment, particularly to school, can be challenging for survivors of childhood cancers. This review discusses how adverse effects such as chemo brain may present extra challenges for these patients and what can be done to ease patients' anxiety.
Results of a prospective study demonstrated the effectiveness of a 1-hour psychoeducational intervention designed to help survivors of breast cancer manage their chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction and improve their memory contentment.
This review of radiodermatitis, a common adverse effect of radiation therapy, discusses preventive and treatment options available that reduce and/or minimize symptoms of the condition.
In this study, researchers determined the efficacy of calcitriol, weight-bearing exercise, both, or daily multivitamins on bone formation and resorption in breast cancer survivors actively maintained on hormone therapy.
Results of a triple-blind study demonstrate effectiveness of zinc sulfate in preventing chemotherapy-induced mucositis or reducing its incidence and severity in patients with leukemia receiving chemotherapy.
In a secondary analysis of the BEATE and INVEST study, researchers followed a link between levothyroxine use, exercise, and fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
Researchers explored the effectiveness of wearing frozen gloves and socks before and after treatment with PLD to prevent or manage hand-foot syndrome in patients with ovarian cancer.
What are some nonhormonal treatments that can improve vaginal dryness in women with a history of breast cancer?
Researchers assessed outcomes for 587 patients with PV to determine the risk factors most likely to predict arterial or venous thrombosis in this patient population.
Study evaluates the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship.
Using a series of functional tests, researchers determined the significance of sarcopenia severity after chemotherapy in older patients with cancer and its effect on their physical independence.
A survey of 754 cancer survivors sought to determine the association between number of neurotoxicities such as CIN, hearing loss, and tinnitus and outcomes for these patients.
For this study, researchers sought to determine the effect exercise would have on severity of symptoms for patients who develop CIPN after taxane, platinum, or vinca alkaloid based chemotherapy.
Clinical Aspects of Foot Health and Their Influence on Quality of Life Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Case-control StudyDecember 15, 2017
[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers determined the effect of breast cancer and its treatment on quality of life relative to foot health issues.
A retrospective study, presented at ASH 2017, determined the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing risk of VTE in patients with multiple myeloma at high risk of developing VTE.
Recent study findings investigated the economic burden of patients with relapsed Ph-negative ALL, and the adverse events of special interest that are most likely to have the greatest impact. These findings were presented at ASH 2017.
A retrospective analysis of patients with CML determined prevalence of arterial thrombotic events in those receiving nilotinib as first-line treatment and prevalence by patient age. Data were presented at ASH 2017.
Results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of bioimpedance spectroscopy in reducing incidence of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) in high-risk patients with breast cancer were presented at SABCS 2017.
In this companion piece to our November column, we discuss the unique challenges to preserving the fertility of female patients with cancer and current options.
A phase 2, randomized study investigated the effectiveness of oral curcumin, a component of turmeric, in reducing radiation dermatitis severity in patients undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Biomarker analysis revealed markers for cardiotoxicity enabling early initiation of heart failure therapy in patients with breast cancer who were treated with chemotherapy.
Researchers injected Ewing sarcoma cells into mice to determine the effects of exercise on doxorubicin efficacy and treatment-related cardiotoxicity.
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