‘Liquid Biopsy’ Detects DLBCL Gene Copy Number Alterations
Prognostic somatic copy number alterations in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma can be detected and monitored noninvasively using ctDNA from patient plasma.
Abemaciclib Improves Response, PFS in Endocrine-Resistant Breast Cancer
Abemaciclib plus fulvestrant was linked with improved response and PFS in patients with endocrine-resistant, HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Palbociclib Might Reverse Acquired Breast Cancer Endocrine Resistance
Palbociclib alone and in combination with endocrine therapy offers clinical benefit among women with HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Olaparib Associated With Improved Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer
Despite toxicity, olaparib maintenance therapy is associated with improved patient-reported symptoms outcomes and improved quality-adjusted progression-free survival among patients with germline BRCA mutation-positive, platinum-sensitive relapsed serious ovarian cancer.
Bevacizumab Does Not Improve Response, Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Adding bevacizumab to neoadjuvant chemotherapy did not improve complete macroscopic response rate or progression-free survival in women with ovarian cancer.
Secondary Debulking Surgery Improves PFS in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients with a positive predictive AGO score who undergo a secondary debulking surgery after relapse on platinum chemotherapy experience longer progression-free survival.
Oncology Nurses Must Watch for CAR T-Cell Therapy Side Effects
It is increasingly important that nurses recognize cytokine release syndrome and other side effects that can be triggered by treatment with engineered CAR T-cell therapies.
Oncology Nurses Help Patients Navigate Medicinal Marijuana Complexities
Oncology nurses must navigate an increasingly complex web of state medical marijuana laws, with varying provisions and roles for healthcare providers.
More Patient Education Needed for Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
Women undergoing robotic surgery procedures for gynecologic cancers and nonmalignant conditions report more patient education needs than those undergoing traditional laparotomy.
Communication and Autonomy Are Key in Patient Quality of Life
Oncology nurses and others should pay close attention to their patients’ quality-of-life concerns, but what that means will vary from patient to patient.
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