The role of nurse navigators has grown exponentially in recent years, and is now regarded as an integral element of oncology treatment and patient care. The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) defines patient navigation as the “process whereby a patient is given individualized support across the continuum of care, beginning with community outreach to raise awareness and perform cancer screening, through the diagnosis and treatment process, and on to short- and long-term survivorship or end of life.” At the Best Practices in Lung Cancer Navigation Summit, held October 22, 2016, in Rosemont, IL, oncology nurse navigators involved in the care of patients with lung cancer convened to discuss the complexities and role of nurse navigators in the treatment of lung cancer.
Projected Long-Term Survival High for Patients with Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Pembrolizumab
Durability of benefit (ie, the possibility for sustained remission in patients with previously incurable disease) is already one of the hallmarks of immunotherapy. According to a recent statistical analysis, however, this durability even exceeded expectations.
It is now widely known that light cigarettes are no safer than regular cigarettes and were only marketed in an attempt to undermine smokers’ wishes to quit smoking. According to Charlotta Pisinger, PhD, MPH, the tobacco industry is now using the same tactic with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Targeted agents and immunotherapy are displacing chemotherapy in certain subgroups of the treatment of lung cancer, but chemotherapy remains a key therapeutic pillar in the daily management of patients with this disease, according to Jean-Charles Soria, MD, PhD, Head of the Drug Development Department, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.
The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with lung cancer is particularly high, but early and intensive individualized dietary counseling can improve quality of life for these patients and decrease their chances of experiencing significant weight loss.
Pemetrexed (Alimta) is a pyrrolopyrimidine-core folate analog metabolic inhibitor that disrupts the folate-dependent metabolic processes essential for cell replication. Pemetrexed exhibits its antineoplastic activity by inhibiting several key enzymes in the de novo synthesis of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides in neoplastic cells, resulting in cellular cytotoxicity.
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