Medical Marijuana May Reduce Common Chemotherapy AEs; More Research NeededApril 21st 2021
Data presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 46th Annual Congress demonstrates that there is low level evidence that suggests medical marijuana or cannabinoids may reduce chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with cancer.
Mental Health Screening Is Needed in Blood Cancer SpaceDecember 26th 2020
Data from a recent analysis demonstrated that more than one in five people experienced depression or anxiety, either before or not long after receiving a blood cancer diagnosis, highlighting the need for further mental health screening in these individuals.
FDA Update on Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma, Breast Implant IllnessAugust 24th 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update on breast-implant associated side effects that have been reported to the agency, including breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) and symptoms that are commonly referred to by patients as breast implant illness (BII).
High Body Weight Shows Trend Toward Improved Myeloma OutcomesJuly 27th 2020
Patients with multiple myeloma who were obese or overweight had a trend toward slightly improved progression-free survival and overall survival outcomes compared to patients who had a normal weight, according to data from an exploratory analysis.
Extraordinary Healer Emcee, Kathy LaTour, Is Remembered FondlyJuly 6th 2020
LaTour was the emcee for the Extraordinary Healer Award Dinner, which honors the work of oncology nurses and is hosted every year at the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress. She was also a co-founder of CURE Magazine, as well as an author and breast cancer survivor. She died on June 19.
Acalabrutinib Shows Promise for Frontline CLL TreatmentJune 8th 2020
Long-term data presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program demonstrated that acalabrutinib (Calquence) is safe and effective in patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukemia, supporting its use in the front line setting in this population.
Video Conference Visits Effective in Reducing Stress, Anxiety in Caregivers for Patients with CancerMay 15th 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has increased the use of video conference technology, but this technology has a lasting impact for caregivers in reducing their anxiety when it comes to continuing visits with patients with cancer.