February 2014

Anastrozole Found to Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Postmenopausal Women

March 21, 2014

Clinical Insights

Findings from the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study II (IBIS II) examining the efficacy of the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole as a breast cancer preventive show that the oral agent provided significant benefit to postmenopausal women deemed at high risk

Select Older Patients Can Avoid Radiation After Breast-Conserving Surgery

March 18, 2014

Clinical Insights

A subgroup of older breast cancer patients may be able to forgo radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery if they are treated with hormonal therapy and considered to be at low risk for breast cancer recurrence

Exercise Reduces Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Aromatase Inhibitors

March 13, 2014

Clinical Insights

A new study reported at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a prescribed exercise program reduces joint pain in breast cancer survivors taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs), with pain reductions observed at all levels of exercise.

Latest Data Further Support Ibrutinib's Efficacy in CLL

March 12, 2014

Clinical Insights

Several trials of ibrutinib, an oral kinase inhibitor, either alone or in combination with currently used therapies for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia were presented at the 2013 ASH annual meeting.

Longer Bortezomib Duration Linked to Improved Survival in Multiple Myeloma

March 07, 2014

Clinical Insights

A higher cumulative dose of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, including a longer duration of treatment and/or higher dose intensity, appears to improve overall survival in patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma

Treatment With Vaptans Can Help Alleviate Hyponatremia in Cancer Patients

March 06, 2014

Feature Story

The electrolyte disorder hyponatremia is a common and dangerous problem among cancer patients, and vaptans designed to help bring body fluid and sodium back into balance can be useful for some patients

Helping Patients Overcome Fear of Genetic Testing to Uncover Cancer Risks

March 05, 2014

Partner Perspectives

In the current digital age, where all-too-personal information flows from Facebook and Twitter, it seems that the health information available through the process of genetic testing would be an idea welcomed by most of the public.

Behind the Numbers: HPV Vaccination Is Highly Effective

March 03, 2014

Nurse's Notes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with the human papillomavirus. Each year, about 14 million people become newly infected.

Strategies to Help Patients Adhere to Oral Cancer Medications

February 28, 2014

Feature Story

As more cancer therapies move out of the infusion room and into the patient's home, ensuring that patients take these medications as prescribed poses an ongoing, multifaceted challenge for today's oncology practitioner.

Supporting the Support System- Meeting the Needs of Family Caregivers

February 27, 2014

Cover Story

Laurel Northouse's interest in supporting the family caregivers of patients with cancer began nearly four decades ago when the young BSN graduate became a caregiver herself at the age of 27, following her husband's diagnosis of Stage IV Hodgkin's Disease