Daniela Delbeau on Individuals' Reactions to Cancer Treatments

June 23, 2016
Daniela Delbeau, RN

Daniela Delbeau, RN, clinical research nurse coordinator at the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses how individuals react differently to treatment.

Daniela Delbeau, RN, clinical research nurse coordinator at the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses how individuals react differently to treatment.

While a drug, such as immunotherapy agents, may be deemed “ideal” for a specific cohort of patients, that does not necessarily mean that it will work and be ideal for each patient in the group. There are multiple factors that determine effectiveness of the drug, and when patients are not aware of this, they can get disappointed or frustrated with the results of a particular treatment.

Knowing the proper way to deal with these patients is important for oncology nurses, who must be aware of other treatment options to offer the patient if one is not working.