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Debra Hughes, MS

Debra Hughes is a medical writer based in Lusby, Maryland.

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Recovery of gonadal function and fertility is better with 2-day RIC regimen following HCT

Patients who require hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and receive busulfan in a 2-day reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen have a greater chance of recovery of gonadal function than those undergoing myeloablative conditioning (MC) using busulfan for 4 days, results of a study have shown. The data were presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

Treatment algorithm helps manage tivozanib-related hypertension

Physicians and nursing staff effectively managed hypertension—an established target-related side effect of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitors—using home blood pressure monitors and a treatment algorithm in patients enrolled in a phase 2 randomized discontinuation trial of tivozanib, a potent and selective inhibitor of all three VEGFR kinases. The data were presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

Learning community model overcomes cultural barriers to breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer myths, access to care, discomfort with health care providers, language, time constraints, and health insurance coverage. These barriers were identified by women from Peru, Haiti, Brazil, and El Salvador during the development of a Learning Community (LC) breast health program that was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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