Loyda Braithwaite Discusses Evolving Treatment Options in HR+ Breast Cancer


Loyda E. Braithwaite, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP, highlights nursing considerations in prescribing and administering endocrine therapy to patients with HR+ breast cancer.

Loyda E. Braithwaite, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP, an oncology nurse practitioner at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, provides an overview of the evolving treatment landscape in hormone receptor–positive breast cancer. Braithwaite highlights the emerging role of selective estrogen receptor degraders, selective estrogen receptor modulators, and updates on aromatase inhibitors within the space. She also discusses the management of potential treatment-emergent toxicities and how recently approved agents might make active treatment more accessible for certain patient populations.

“Decision-making doesn’t happen spontaneously,” Braithwaite says. “[There] are strong data and scientific research that show new therapies are emerging. It is up to us, as advanced providers, or as nurses, to make sure that we provide that education and that support [to our patients], because the evidence is out there.”

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