Young Adult Survivors Face Unique Challenges
There has been a growing recognition in recent years that young adults with cancer are a distinct demographic group with unique needs, issues, and challenges related to their age and developmental stage of life.
Challenges of IP Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Ms. Hydzik's article on intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPC) for the treatment of ovarian cancer provides the rationale for IPC, presents the supporting evidence, and describes nursing management of these patients through the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience.
Bevacizumab for Renal Cell Carcinoma,Glioblastoma, and Other Solid Tumors
In July 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for use of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with interferon alfa for treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Treatment of Ovarian Cancer With Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecologic malignancy. In the US alone, an estimated 21,500 new cases will be diagnosed in 2009, and an estimated 14,600 women will die from this disease.
Understanding the Needs ofYoung Adult Cancer Survivors:A Clinical Perspective
For young adult survivors, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness is a unique dilemma.
KRAS Data Prompt Cetuximab, Panitumumab Product Label Changes
The US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Oncology Drug Products has announced class labeling changes to product labels for the anti-EGFR
The Emerging Discipline of Integrative Oncology
As oncology nurses, we increasingly encounter issues related to integrative medicine in our community practices, clinics, and hospitals.
Vitamin D-the so-called “sunshine vitamin”-is a fat-soluble substance and is classified more as a pro-hormone or steroid by some
Hypothyroidism:A Growing Complicationof Cancer Treatment
Hypothyroidism is a common and potentially serious endocrine disorder in the general population.
Our Fall Focus on Women
October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness month, now in its 25th year, a time to contemplate important advances and milestones as well as future research needs.
Preserving Fertility inYoung Women DiagnosedWith Breast Cancer
In the US, breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, with more than 200,000 diagnosed with the disease each year.
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