Katherine Mitchell, APRN, AOCNP | Authors

Articles

Combating Rituximab-Induced Side Effects

December 14, 2016

I currently have a 77-year-old non-Hodgkin lymphoma patient that recently started bendamustine/rituximab combination therapy. After increasing the intravenous rituximab rate per protocol, she developed chills.

Narrowing Down the Options for Advanced Lung Cancer

October 24, 2016

I currently have a 68-year-old patient with EGFR-mutated adenocarcinoma of the lung, who presented with metastatic disease to the brain, liver, and bone in late 2014.

What Is Your Experience With Regorafenib?

September 16, 2016

If you’ve been in oncology long enough, you’ve likely seen the patient who presents with metastatic disease, gets first-line therapy, progresses, switches to second-line therapy, progresses again, and so on, with their cancer becoming increasingly more resistant to therapy.

Ramucirumab Is Approved for the Treatment of Advanced Gastric Cancer

August 15, 2014

By now we are all familiar with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its role in tumor growth. Bevacizumab (Avastin), a well-known VEGF inhibitor, is a monoclonal antibody widely utilized in the treatment of various cancers, often in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Bevacizumab works by binding to VEGF receptors on the surface of endothelial cells, thereby blocking angiogenic activity. But now there's a new drug in town: ramucirumab.