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Oncology Nursing News’ Top ASCO Picks

June 28th 2022

We rounded up 5 stories from the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting that are of most value to oncology nurses.

Experts Make the Case for Buprenorphine Use in Cancer-Related Pain Management

June 28th 2022

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, FAAHPM, and Amy A. Case, MD, FAAHPM, argue that buprenorphine should play a larger role in cancer-related pain management because of its unique pharmacology and consequent safety profile.

Oral Minoxidil Demonstrates Efficacy in Treating Later Stage Alopecia in Cancer Survivors

June 27th 2022

Results of a single-center study presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting showed that oral minoxidil may be effective in treating late alopecia. Moving forward, these efforts in survivorship care will need to be expanded to less resourced areas, experts said.

Biosimilars May Reduce Disparities in Febrile Neutropenia Treatment

June 27th 2022

At the 2022 Supportive Care in Cancer Annual Meeting, Jeffrey Crawford, MD, highlighted the potential value of biosimilars in reducing gaps in care for the treatment of febrile neutropenia.

Frontline Epcoritamab/R-CHOP Combination Induces 100% ORR in Patients With High-Risk DLBCL

June 26th 2022

Data from the phase 1/2 EPCORE NHL-2 trial suggest that the combination of epcoritamab and R-CHOP is both effective and manageable in treating patients with high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

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