Based on research presented at the 2018 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference, patients weighing 60 kg to 85 kg who often receive lower-than-recommended doses of filgrastim, without evidence of its noninferiority to recommended doses, is found to be not only acceptable, but also cost-saving.
An infusion-related reaction documentation tool and grading system and its integration into the electronic health record (EHR) is expected to better identify patients at risk for future reactions, and improve communication among oncology team members. Read More ›
Compliance with orders for granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) is suboptimal, and inadequate prophylaxis was directly tied to hospital admissions, according to results of a recent clinical trial from the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Read More ›
A pharmacist-led outreach program at Magellan Rx Management improved adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), and compliance with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Read More ›
Hollywood, FL—Results from a survey of oncology pharmacists from across the country indicate that the verification process for chemotherapy orders is not uniformly electronic. In fact, >25% of responders are still using paper orders, said Carly Duncan, PharmD candidate, of the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston. She presented findings from her and her colleagues’ survey at the 2016 annual conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Hollywood, FL—In a study presented at the 2016 annual conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a real-world assessment of lenalidomide use in the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) showed that dose modifications had a strong positive effect on outcomes.
Hollywood, FL-At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 20th Annual Conference, Mario E. Lacouture, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Associate Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, presented some clinical pearls that can guide the management of dermatologic toxicities. Read More ›
Peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) may be an adverse effect of nilotinib treatment in patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), according to a study presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Read More ›
If the abstracts presented at ESMO were any indication, the US Food and Drug Administration approval of crizotinib only opened the door to a virtual roomful of next-generation ALK inhibitors. While crizotinib targets only the 5% of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the ALK genetic translocation, it makes a huge impact on this subset, doubling the time that patients with advanced disease spend in remission.
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CHICAGO—Women considered at risk for breast cancer developed fewer breast cancers and fewer precursor lesions by taking the aromatase inhibitor (AI) exemestane for 5 years, versus placebo, in a large Canadian study presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
CHICAGO—More support for bevacizumab in the treatment of ovarian cancer emerged at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, with studies showing the drug prolongs the time to disease progression, both in the metastatic and primary disease settings.
CHICAGO—For the first time in decades, the treatment of advanced melanoma has taken a positive turn, according to studies presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that showed a survival benefit with 2 experimental agents.
CHICAGO—The oral poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor olaparib delayed ovarian cancer recurrence by 4 months when given as maintenance therapy to patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer, in an international study reported at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology by Jonathan Ledermann, MD, professor of medical oncology, University College London, United Kingdom.