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Aprepitant Warrants More Study for CINV in Patients on FOLFOX for CRC
Aprepitant plus palonosetron and dexamethasone showed early promise for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting among patients with colorectal cancer who are undergoing FOLFOX chemotherapy, according to results of a small pilot study.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments Key to Treatment Planning in Elderly Patients
Comprehensive geriatric assessments will play an increasingly important role in identifying patient frailty and personalizing geriatric oncology treatment, according to recently published reviews.
Breaking Bad News Is a Key but Frequently Neglected Oncology Nursing Skill
Brief training can improve the effective communication of bad news to patients with cancer, according to a recently published randomized controlled trial and a separate evidence-based review.
Poor Adherence to Guidelines for Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Vomiting
Adherence to antiemetic regimens for patients undergoing emetogenic cancer chemotherapy is poor, according to an online survey of oncology nurses in the United States.
Navigators, Reminders May Improve Follow-Up After Positive Fecal Blood Test
Follow-up intervention by patient navigators or provider reminders may help to improve the number of patients who undergo colonoscopy after positive fecal blood test results.
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.
Influence of Aerobic Exercise on QOL During Prostate Cancer Treatment
In this interview we discuss a study that looked at the effect of an 8-week exercise intervention on treatment side effects for patients with prostate cancer.
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.
Might Chlorhexidine Wipes Reduce CLABSI Risk for Cancer Patients?
Chlorhexidine wipe bathing might help reduce the risk of deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among cancer inpatients, but barriers can complicate implementation efforts.
Pain Management in Cancer Patients at Risk of Opioid Abuse
In this interview we discuss pain management for cancer patients who are at high risk of opioid abuse.