Current Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Myeloma
The availability of a wide variety of treatments for multiple myeloma allows healthcare providers to tailor treatments to individual patient needs, and has enabled prolonged survival of patients with the disease.
Denosumab, a RANK Ligand Inhibitor for Prevention of Skeletal-Related Events Due to Bone Metastases From Solid Tumors in Adults
Denosumab is an IgG2 monoclonal antibody that inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption (breakdown) via inhibition of RANKL (receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand).
Our New Future
The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report carrying good news about cancer survivorship is an urgent “heads up” for all of us in cancer care. The report states that between the years 1971 and 2001, the number of cancer survivors increased by more than three-fold (from 3 million to nearly 10 million).
Advances and New Challenges in Multiple Myeloma
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.
Ginseng is an herb from the genus Panax of the Araliaceae family that is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is termed an “adaptogen,” as it is believed to have properties that help to restore balance to the body and protect the body from physiologic stress.
Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults With Cancer
Cognition is a highly sophisticated, multifactorial, interrelated set of neurologic functions responsible for attention, perception, memory, learning, language, and thinking.
An Infusion Reaction to Cetuximab
Hypersensitivity/infusion reactions can be caused by monoclonal antibodies and chemotherapeutic agents. Immediate interventions are often required.
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