Author | Sandra Kurtin, RN, MS

Articles

Precision Medicine in the Care of Patients With Leukemia/Lymphoma

May 09, 2012

The leukemias and lymphomas represent a group of heterogeneous myeloid or lymphoid clonal stem cell disorders with variable clinical presentation, pathological characteristics, prognosis and recommendations for treatment.[1]

Advances and New Challenges in Multiple Myeloma

April 18, 2011

Multiple myeloma (myeloma) is a highly treatable disease, but it remains incurable in the majority of cases. It is a heterogeneous disease with variability in its clinical presentation, treatment options, and prognosis.

Managing Myelodysplastic Syndromes

February 05, 2007

Mr. CH is a 71-year-old retired naval officer who works full time as an aerospace engineer. He began experiencing increasing lethargy and malaise in August 2000 at the age of 65. He was finding it difficult to concentrate and became tired by the end of the day. An evaluation by his primary care physician revealed anemia and iron deficiency. CH received a trial of iron and erythropoietin with no substantial improvement. His anemia progressed; he required his first red blood cell transfusion in September 2001. He was referred to a hematologist at a regional comprehensive cancer center.