February 2018

Drug and Minibag Shortages: How We Got Here and What We Can Do

February 20, 2018

Nurse's Notes

The fight against cancer has gotten tougher because of shortages of drugs and minibags. At cancer treatment facilities across the country, pharmacy and nursing staff sometimes even have to identify alternate preparation and administration techniques when a drug is unavailable and minibags are in short supply.

Cryotherapy Eases Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

February 06, 2018

Adverse Events Report

Cryotherapy delivered through frozen gloves and socks during paclitaxel (Taxol) infusion dramatically reduced objective and subjective symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in a small study of patients with breast cancer.