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Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

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What should be explained to patients regarding placebo use in controlled trials?

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

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Is trastuzumab classified as an immunotherapy? If so, how does it work?

Coordinating Roles of ONNs, OSWs on Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team

Coordinating Roles of ONNs, OSWs on Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team

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Please clarify the role and responsibilities of oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) vs those of the oncology social workers (OSWs).

Mitomycin Extravasation Protocol

Mitomycin Extravasation Protocol

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What is the protocol for extravasation of Mitomycin C?

Support for Exercise Programs During, After Cancer Treatment

Support for Exercise Programs During, After Cancer Treatment

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Which organizations recommend incorporating physical activity into cancer care and why?

Olanzapine Use to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Olanzapine Use to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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Why is the antipsychotic olanzapine (Zyprexa) being used to prevent nausea?

Determining Clinical Trial Eligibility

Determining Clinical Trial Eligibility

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How is clinical trial eligibility determined?

Monitoring Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia  Treated With Venetoclax

Monitoring Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treated With Venetoclax

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What are key monitoring guidelines for patients with CLL being treated with venetoclax?

US Pharmacopeia Revises Chapter on Handling Hazardous Drugs

US Pharmacopeia Revises Chapter on Handling Hazardous Drugs

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What is the USP and what do I need to know about it as an oncology nurse?

Common Oncologic Emergencies That Occur With Multiple Myeloma

Common Oncologic Emergencies That Occur With Multiple Myeloma

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What are the common oncologic emergencies seen in patients with MM?

Bacteria in Probiotics Carry Potential Risks for Immunocompromised Patients

Bacteria in Probiotics Carry Potential Risks for Immunocompromised Patients

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Should patients receiving chemotherapy take probiotics?

New Class of Clinical Trial Enhances Research on Cancer Care Delivery

New Class of Clinical Trial Enhances Research on Cancer Care Delivery

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What is a CCDR clinical trial and how does it differ from clinical trials that test new drugs?

Treating Intractable Hiccups in Advanced Cancer, Palliative Care Setting

Treating Intractable Hiccups in Advanced Cancer, Palliative Care Setting

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Intractable hiccups can be especially problematic in the advanced cancer and palliative care settings. Dr Thompson, an oncology pharmacist, reviews options for effective medical management of this condition.

Value of Type and Crossmatch Prior to Daratumumab Administration

Value of Type and Crossmatch Prior to Daratumumab Administration

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If type and crossmatch is obtained before initiating treatment with daratumumab, what good would that do if a transfusion is required a month later?

Monoclonal Antibody Is a New Option for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Monoclonal Antibody Is a New Option for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

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What is the new drug called Empliciti and how does it differ from other drugs used to treat multiple myeloma?

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.

Handling Closed System Device-Incompatible Chemotherapy Agents

Handling Closed System Device-Incompatible Chemotherapy Agents

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How can accidental exposure/leaks when handling chemotherapy drugs that incompatible with the closed system device (CSD) be prevented?

FOLFIRINOX Regimen Sequence

FOLFIRINOX Regimen Sequence

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What is the correct sequence for infusing FOLFIRINOX?

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

Managing TSH Levels After Total Thyroidectomy

What would be the ideal TSH level for patients after total thyroidectomy for cancer of the papillary thyroid?

What are Immune Checkpoints and How Do They Work?

What are Immune Checkpoints and How Do They Work?

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What is a simple explanation of immune checkpoints and how they work?

Port functionality with irinotecan administration

Port functionality with irinotecan administration

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Subcutaneous power ports seem to rarely function properly when administering irinotecan but function properly when the regimen changes. Is there an explanation for why this happens?

Standard IV administration of KCL

Standard IV administration of KCL

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Is there a standard process for administering KCL through an IV?

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

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With the availability of tomosynthesis mammography, should women at high risk for developing breast cancer still undergo annual MRI?

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

Likelihood of lung cancer screening update

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

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