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New treatments for pancreatic cancer

FOLFIRINOX was more effective than gemcitabine in increasing survival and delaying disease progression in metastatic pancreatic cancer, plus new indications for everolimus and sunitinib.

Patient education improves adherence and outcomes in glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycemia

Educating the patient in self-care measures related to new onset glucocorticoid-induced diabetes is an oncology nursing challenge. However, when patients understand the dynamics of physiologic glucose and insulin metabolism, they are less likely to be intimidated by the complexity of insulin therapy. Visual aids help patients readily recognize symptoms of hyper- and hypoglycemia in themselves and initiate appropriate self-care, according to a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

Doxorubicin

Doxorubicin

Doxorubicin is an anthracycline antibiotic that is used to treat lymphoblastic and acute myeloblastic leukemias, several types of cancer, Kaposi sarcoma related to AIDS, malignant lymphoma, soft tissue and osteogenic sarcomas, and Wilms tumor.

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