February 2017

Fast Facts for the Frontline: Opioid-Induced Constipation

February 16, 2017

Fast Facts for the Frontline

An often over-looked side effect with opioids is opioid-induced constipation. Through communication and collaboration, oncology nurses can help to prevent this adverse event, and manage and correct it when it does occur.

Are You Listening?: Effective Pain Relief Depends on a Personalized Assessment

February 15, 2017

Cover Story

Cancer-related pain is among the most common and difficult symptoms patients confront. Assessing and managing it is also challenging for healthcare practitioners, but asking patients the right questions can help.

Trial Examines Triplet Regimen in Ovarian Cancer

February 14, 2017

Clinical Trials in Progress

In a current phase II/III clinical trial for patients with advanced, recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, the novel agent fasbretablin tromethamine is combined with bevacizumab (Avastin) and either paclitaxel or pegylated liposomal doxorubicin.

Lung Cancer Trial Takes Aim at MET Mutation

February 14, 2017

Clinical Trials in Progress

A current clinical trial for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is evaluating tepotinib, a small molecule that targets an abnormality in the MET gene.